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Penwith is the peninsula on the south-westerly tip of Cornwall, shown in the map above. As well as many of the towns, villages and beaches in the area, the map shows several other attractions such as museums and gardens as well as historical sites including ancient archaeologic remains and ruins from Cornwall’s tin mining industry.
Map of Sennen Cove and Surrounding Area
This map above shows the area around Sennen Cove (see our home page) – a traditional Cornish fishing village about a thirty minute walk along the coastal footpath from Land’s End. Sennen Churchtown lies further inland about 15 minutes walk from Sennen Cove.
Walks and Rambles
………. South West Coast Path ………. Penwith Heritage Coast ………. Footpath (Sennen Map)
The South West Coast Path, the longest coastal path in Britain, passes through Sennen Cove, with Land’s End and Porthcurno to the South and Cape Cornwall to the North.
Towns and Villages in Penwith
There are many towns, villages and small hamlets throughout the Penwith peninsula. Below is a selection of some of these, most of which have historical medieval churches.
Minack Theatre, Porthcurno – less than 7 miles from Sennen Cove, on the south side of the Penwith peninsula, is the world famous open-air Minack Theatre. It is set in dramatic surroundings on the side of a cliff overlooking the sea. Performances are held throughout the summer months.
Acorn Theatre, Penzance
Penlee Park Open-Air Theatre, Penzance
In addition to the galleries listed below, there are many smaller private galleries in the area, particularly in Penzance, St Ives and St Just.
Barbara Hepworth Museum, Barnoon Hill, St Ives (studio and gardens of the world famous sculptor)
Ancient Monuments and Mystical Sites in Penwith
This area of Cornwall is rich in folklore and contains many ancient stone circles, standing stones, hill forts etc, dating from the Neolithic, the Bronze Age and Iron Age to the beginning of the Roman occupation. There are many others to be discovered. We recommend ‘Journey to the Stones’ by Ian Cooke.
The Isles of Scilly is an archipelago of islands lying around 28 miles from the tip of Land’s End. You can fly to the Isles of Scilly from Land’s End Airport, near St Just, or by helicopter from Penzance. Alternatively, you can sail on the Scillonian ferry, which also leaves from Penzance.