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Cape Cornwall (Cornish: Kilgoodh Ust, meaning "goose back of St Just") is a small headland in west Cornwall. It is four miles north of Land's End near the town of St Just. A cape is the point of land where two bodies of water meet and until the first Ordnance Survey, 200 years ago, it was thought that Cape Cornwall was the most westerly point in Cornwall.

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December 2015 - A few pictures from our walk around the Cape on a sunny but very windy winters day.

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December 2015 - Looking south towards Lands End.

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December 2015 - On top of the headland is the Heinz monument. The monument is the 1864 chimney of the former Cape Cornwall Mine and commemorates the purchase of Cape Cornwall for the nation by H. J. Heinz Company. The ruins of St. Helens Oratory also can be seen on the right.

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December 2015 - Looking north past St. Helens Oratory. The Oratory is medieval and replaced a 6th-century church.
On the next hill top you can just see Kenidjack Castle ruins.