Cornish Idyll

Ken Ellistours Cornwall’s incredible aviation heritage


Land’s End Airport, looking southeast in the mid- 1950s. On the apron are Dragon Rapides G-AHLL and G-AGSH. The former was wrecked at St Just in May 1959; the latter is still airworthy, fl ying from Old Warden, Bedfordshire.
Cornwall’s jewel: Davidstow Moor looking east towards the forlorn control tower.

To the uninitiated, the A30 trunk road – the main gateway to Cornwall – is the world’s longest cul-de-sac. More fool them. To those in the know, crossing the River Tamar just before Launceston heralds one of the most spectacular counties in Britain. Cornwall’s got it all going for it: stunning scenery, enchanting towns, perfect beaches and world-class attractions such as the Eden Project.

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