Cornwall is practically all coastline. No part of this famed county is more than 15 miles from the sea.
Yet her northern coast could hardly be more different from that of the south, as is revealed through
the spectacular photographs in this book and its sister publication South Cornwall Coast from the Air.
Cornwall’s northern coast stands like a castle wall against the battering seas of the Atlantic Ocean. The
cliffs here are more rugged on the whole than those which face theWestern Approaches to the English
Channel, and take on a more dramatic look. Perilous to shipping over the centuries and bereft of other
than a handful of safe anchorages, these shores take the full brunt of the prevailing south-westerly winds.
In this book we are taken on an aerial journey along the North Cornwall coast starting at the border
with Devon and heading west for some 60 miles (110km) where we reach one of the most famous
locations in Europe, Land’s End.
Jason Hawkes is one of the country’s best-known photographers specialising in aerial photography.
From his base near London he travels worldwide to produce images for books, advertising and design.
Since 1991 he has provided photographs for major international companies including Nike, HSBC, Ford,
Rolex, Toyota and BP. The images in this book and the sister publications in the series were specially
commissioned by Halsgrove.
Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 706 2, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published March 2008.