West Penwith is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
West Penwith is a sparsely populated peninsula, ringed by high cliffs and rising to high, rocky moorland at its centre. Also known as the Land’s End Peninsula, it is at the south-west extremity of England, surrounded on three sides by the pounding waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The area includes the fishing settlement of St Ives and a number of small villages.
Access to most of the landscape is by narrow ancient lanes bounded by Cornish hedges.