Posts about The edges of the British mainland

The British Isles are formed of 267 individual islands and I have a great love of their coastline. These posts are about various places around the coastline which we’ve visited: extreme points in the north, south, east and west.

  • Land's End, Cornwall

    Land’s End

    Our holiday to the south of England this summer took us to the most south-westerly point of the British mainland.

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  • Lizard Point, Cornwall

    Lizard Point, Cornwall

    As time goes on, we’re getting to see more and more new parts of the U.K. One goal we’ve set ourselves is to visit all of the most remote corners of the British “mainland”, as well as more remote spots on outlying islands when we can. We’ve already visited John o’Groats and Dunnet Head – […]

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  • John o’Groats

    The small but widely scattered collection of buildings at John o’Groats has one claim to fame: it’s at the northern end of the longest distance between two inhabited places on mainland Britain. There’s not much there: a few houses, some new holiday homes, a couple of shops, a hotel and car park, and a shed next […]

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  • On the western edge

    As part of our travels in Britain – in particular since Jo’s parents moved to the northern part of Scotland – I’ve wanted to visit the far extremes of the islands. I’ve decided to make do with the mainland destinations first, as they’re within comparatively easy reach. Jo and I made it to the end […]

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