Sunsets and night walks

Sunsets and night walks

Submitted on Thu, 2014-09-25 09:51
Sunset over the north coast, Cornwall c Grant Lampard

At dusk wrap up and prepare for stargazing or go on a moonlit night walk. Leave when it’s still light and let your eyes adjust to the dark.

Zennor Hill and Quoit Sunset, Penwith
Great pancakes of stacked stone mark this burial chamber, which looks out over the Atlantic from its high moorland vantage point
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Porthcew Beach, Rinsey, Helston
Head down to this beautiful west facing beach in the early evening and settle down with your picnic to enjoy the sunset over the sea. Behind you is a backdrop of ruined mine chimneys adding the drama.
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Godolphin Hill, Helston
This conical hill offers amazing 360 degree views with no artificial light, making it perfect for stargazing on a clear night or a good place to enjoy the sunset before heading down the hill on a moonlit night walk.
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Carne Beacon, Nare Head, Veryan
Set out for a sunset at one of the largest ancient Bronze Age burial mounds in Britain. Beyond the wind-blown gorse and the gnarled old lilac tree, you will find magnificent views over Gerrans Bay at sunset.
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High Cliff, Crackington, Tintagel & Bude
This is the highest point on the Cornish coast, with unobstructed westerly views. It’s a great place to see the famous ‘green flash’ that occurs seconds before the sun sets. Also look out for peregrine falcons hovering above.
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Where's your favourite spot to watch the sun go down in Cornwall and why?