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Land’s End is one of the world’s special places.  Not only is it brimming with history from the people who built the megaliths and standing stones thousands of years ago, it is also of considerable wildlife importance.

Because it is a popular place it is important to manage the wider site properly so that visitors can enjoy their day and experience the exhilarating views, fresh air and sense of freedom while not damaging the flora and fauna with which we share the site. All the key areas can be visited along carefully constructed and maintained footpaths which helps to reduce wear and tear to the fragile blanket of maritime heath which overlays the local granite.

Some of the things to look out for at Land’s End are the seabirds on the cliffs. These are best seen from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds hide a short walk from the visitor centre. The hide overlooks a colony of Kittiwakes, Britain’s smallest resident gull and a delightful species to watch.

Out at sea one can often observe seals, dolphins, whales and even sharks. And everywhere you go there are flowers: pink thrift and blue spring squill in the early part of the season, golden gorse and heather later in the year. The rocks and boulders of walls and cliff edges are thickly encrusted with mosses and lichens, many of them now rare species that will only flourish where the air is fresh and unpolluted.

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