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Zennor Head, Zennor

Zennor Head is a 750-metre long promontory on the Cornish coast of England, between Pendour Cove and Porthzennor Cove. Facing the Atlantic Ocean, it lies 1 kilometre north-west of the village of Zennor and 1.6 kilometres east of the next promontory, Gurnard's Head. The granite cliffs rise over 200ft from the sea and the highest point of the headland is 314ft above sea level, with an Ordnance Survey triangulation station. Zennor Head is on the South West Coast Path, which follows the cliff edge closely, skirting the entire perimeter of the headland. The promontory is part of the Penwith Heritage Coast, and is the largest coastal feature in the United Kingdom that begins with the letter "Z". It gets its name from a local saint, Senara. Zennor Head was mined for copper and tin in the Victorian Era. There is no longer any residential or commercial occupancy on the headland, but it is occupied by a variety of coastal animals and plants, such as kestrels and gorse.
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  • Stunning 12th century church in Zennor with an impressive Celtic Cross in the graveyard. Short and easy walk up to Zennor Head with spectacular coastal views. The trail to St Ives is long and quite ch...  more »
  • Worth the effort to get here, spectacular bit of cliff top scenery and particularly worth being here at sunset. Fascinating hole in the rocks to try to get a photo through  more »
  • Easy initial walk from chapel car park to the coast, strenuous thereafter. The views are fantastic well worth the effort.
  • Very very very beautifull!
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