The Duchy of Cornwall is justly renowned for its magnificent coastline and the granite cliffs of the rugged Lands End peninsula must rank as some of the most breathtaking. Here at Pordenack Point, half a mile to the east of Lands End, granite columns tower some two hundred feet above the sea providing spectacular views in both directions - particularly towards Nanjizal. The prominent headlands of Carn Boel and Carn Les Boel with the remains of its Iron Age clifftop fortifications can be seen in the distance. This dramatic stretch of coastline has always proved an inspiration to artists not least J.M.W. Turner who put his impressions on to canvas when he visited the westcountry in 1811. The locality also provides an irresistible challenge to rock climbers as can be seen in the lower left hand side of the picture.