Land's End by Microlight     fullscreen slideshow | other albums

A wonderful 3-day, 4-trike, 1100 mile round trip by microlight from East Fortune to Land's End with sunshine all the way. We'd waited all summer for this weather window, and at last got lucky. Stops on the way in Yorkshire, Somerset and Cornwall, and on the way back in Devon, Somerset and Manchester. Overnight camps at Bodmin and Dunkeswell with flying highlights being the beautiful Cornish coastline and a wee detour up and over the Lake District on the final leg home.

About to emerge into three days of sunshine

Richard not quite ready to go

Cloudscape over Wooler


Newcastle city centre

Newcastle city centre

Kim and Mike land at Sherburn, Yorkshire

First stop, lunch at Sherburn

Some suggested destinations from Sherburn

Parked up at Sherburn

Bath city

Me at Dunkeswell, Somerset

Tea and map reading - the standard stopoff routine

Departing Dunkeswell

Evening sun on Dartmoor


Flying towards the Cornwall sunset

Cornish landscape

Still following the sun

Bodmin airfield at last

Mike marvels at the machine that's carried him all the way to Cornwall

Sleeping trikes

Pilot refreshments at Blisland Inn

The next morning, Bodmin


The airfield cat, (or the "Beast of Bodmin")

The Eden Project

South Cornwall coast, St Austell

Black Head, Mevagissey Bay



South Cornish coast stretching into the distance

St Ives

North Corwall coast, nearly at Land's End now

North coast

Land's End in sight at last

Final approach for runway 07 at Land's End

Land's End Airport

The crew at Land's End Airport

Who needs this when you have a microlight?

A real Cornish pasty

Cornish pasty - interior study

Lunch and maps again

I certainly will, thanks

The end of the land

Land's End "complex"

Land's End "complex"

St Ives again, and the long journey home begins

North Corwall coast

The clifftop Perranporth airfield



Boscastle - a flood waiting to happen?

The quaint little Eaglescott airfield, Devon

Parked at Eaglescott

Long evening shadows on camp at Dunkeswell

Dunkeswell, drunk as well

Long morning shadows on breakfast at Dunkeswell

Early morning mists over Somerset

Wells Cathedral

Richard and Kim over the River Severn

Last stop - Barton, or "Manchester City Airport"

Gordon and Jill ready to depart Barton

Richard ready to depart Barton

Reebock Stadium, Bolton

Lake District - Lake Windermere

Lake District - Coniston Water

Lake District - Furness Fells

Lake District - Scafell Pike

Lake District - Buttermere Fell

Lake District - Hay Stacks

Lake District - Blencathra