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Zennor Head is a 750-metre (2,460 ft) long promontory on the Cornish coast of England, between Pendour Cove and Porthzennor Cove. Facing the Atlantic Ocean, it lies 1 kilometre north-west of the village of Zennor and 1.6 kilometres east of the next promontory, Gurnard's Head. The granite (Killas) cliffs rise over 200 feet (60 m) from the sea and the highest point of the headland is 314 feet (96 m) above sea level, with an Ordnance Survey triangulation station. Zennor Head is on the South West Coast Path, which follows the cliff edge closely, skirting the entire perimeter of the headland. The promontory is part of the Penwith Heritage Coast, and is the largest coastal feature in the United Kingdom that begins with the letter "Z". It gets its name from a local saint, Senara. Zennor Head was mined for copper and tin in the Victorian Era. There is no longer any residential or commercial occupancy on the headland, but it is occupied by a variety of coastal animals and plants, such as kestrels and gorse.
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  • Lovely views, followed coastal path, lovely way to spend a few hours taking in the beautiful scenery.  more »
  • Walked there on a fine sunny day: the view from the cliff top was stunning. Continued a while along the coastal path, but it was abit too close to the edge for comfort.  more »
  • Stunning 12th century church in Zennor with an impressive Celtic Cross in the graveyard. Short and easy walk up to Zennor Head with spectacular coastal views. The trail to St Ives is long and quite.....  more »
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  • Easy initial walk from chapel car park to the coast, strenuous thereafter. The views are fantastic well worth the effort.
  • Very very very beautifull!
  • Beautiful rugged coastline
  • Wonderful views and nice time on the fresh air
  • Great scenery and coast path walk

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