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Postcard of the Week: Land’s End

Longships Lighthouse at Land's End         This postcard comes from Land’s End, a well-known place to us Brits, as it marks the most southwestward spot of mainland Britain, where the land literally ends. Just offshore is Longships Lighthouse which, in the days before GPS and satellites, was the only thing standing in the way of a ship and a dramatic crash onto the rocky Cornish coast. It was first built in 1795 and is apparently a great area for scuba diving, as visibility underwater is so clear and there is “prolific marine life and flora“. Land’s End is also the start point (or finish line) of the Land’s End to John O’ Groats Walk, which spans a distance of 874 miles (1,407 km) from the most southwestward tip of England to the most northeastward point of Scotland. The route can either be cycled (most people take 10-14 days) or walked (normally taking two to three months).

          Do you fancy the challenge? Back in 2004 a naked rambler gained fame by trying to undertake the walk stark naked. He completed it after seven months – the delay due to various stints in jail for public indecency!

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