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




Northumberland




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




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




Breakfast




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




The Eden Project




South Cornwall coast, St Austell




Black Head, Mevagissey Bay




Mevagissey




Mevagissey




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




Newquay




Newquay




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