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By its very nature, the tip of Cornwall is bound to offer some
of the best coastal walking to be found anywhere - not only in this
country - but in the whole
of Europe. The coast path hugs faithfully to the dramatic littoral
and seems to offer more and more scenic excitement as it weaves
and winds its way out towards Land's End. The rock-strewn moors
of West Penwith are as wild and beautiful as anywhere in the peninsula
and have the added benefit of oceanic views. The area contains some
of the region's best-known communities - such as the painter's paradise
of St Ives and the fish-fanatic 's paradise of Newlyn.
On a clear day the oceanic views from West Penwith will reveal
some dull blotches on the horizon. If you are lucky enough to get
closer to these you will find that they are not dull blotches at
all, but Britain's most colourful islands. The
Isles of Scilly.
There's also fabulous estuarine walking to be enjoyed in areas
inland of Falmouth and around the Helford River (famed for its Frenchman's
Creek). If walking around West Penwith's rocky peninsula gets you
in the mood for peninsula walking, there's always The Lizard - the
nation's most southerly point - a dramatic cape which boasts some
of the very best coastal hiking in Britain.