This site is updated with fresh new photographs of Cornwall England throughout the year. The most recent additions to the site appear below, with all previous images available in our photo gallery.
The footpath out to Rame Head leads to a chapel dedicated to St Michale. This pathway is fairly steep in places but the far reaching views and atmosphere make it worthwhile
A medieval chapel and a hermitage stood on Rame Head and this evocative building with its mottled roof and lichen covered walls still stands proudly for all to see
The name Pentewan is from the Cornish PEN meaning a headland and TEWAN or Towan meaning a sand-hill, hillocks or dunes.
There was once a harbour at Pentewan but it is now completely blocked. This once important harbour was the terminus of a narrow gauge railway bringing China Clay to be loaded onto cargo ships.
Pentewan was once an important harbour the terminus of a narrow gauge railway which brought China Clay to be loaded onto cargo ships
About Cornwall England.
Cornwall is located in the far south west of main land Britain. Cornwall's history dates back thousand of years with the traditional industries of fishing and mining being the main stay of employment. Cornwall is a fantastic place to visit at any time of year offering stunning scenery, industrial heritage, quaint fishing villages and fantastic beaches.
Mining for the traditional minerals has now finished following the closure of the last working tin mine in Cornwall South Crofty in 1998. Fishing is also in decline with dwindling fish stocks and constant pressure from government and the EU forcing many fishermen to find alternative employment.
Tourism is now the main employer in the County with people coming from all over the world to see the scenery, visit the towns and villages and to eat Cornish Pasties.
The are a number of famous historic Cornish People these include Richard Trevithick inventor of the steam locomotive, Sir Humphrey Davy inventor of the miners safety lamp, Sir Goldsworthy Gurney inventor of Limelight, William Bickford who invented the safety fuse in Tuckingmill and Bob Fitzsimmons three times world bare knuckle boxing champion to name but a few.
There are a number of sports which the Cornish participate in all year round. There are the usual football and cricket but also gig rowing which is a traditional activity with lots of seaside towns and villages having their own boat. Rugby is the main sport which Cornish people support. There are lots of teams within the county, many of whom play at national level and there is also the Cornwall county team.