SW8469 : Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall

near to Trenance, Cornwall, Great Britain

Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall
Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall
The Bedruthan Steps, i.e. the rocks in the sea, are supposedly named after the steps a giant (Bedruthan) took to cross the bay. The story appears to have originated in Victorian times when it became a tourist attraction. Each of the rocks has a name and from north to south they are Queen Bess, Samaritan Island, Redcove Island, Pendarves Island and Carnewas Island. Samaritan Island is named after a ship the ‘Good Samaritan’ which was wrecked there in October 1846 with the loss of nine lives.
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Wednesday, 27 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 24 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 8480 6966 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:29.2281N 5:2.1044W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 8487 6936
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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