Gwennap Head and Porthgwarra Cove
on Nov 12, 2010
Region: United Kingdom
Route type: Other
Total climb: 1,013.78 ft
Distance: 9.60km, 5.96 miles. Like (32)
Easy walk on good coastal paths and beach. Gwennap Head is renowned for its relative abundance of passing marine bird species such as Manx and Sooty's Shearwaters, skuas, petrels and whimbrels. In addition, a colony of breeding gannets are close by. Therefore the headland is favoured by birdwatchers and many travel the length and breadth of Britain to track rare seabirds.