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NCA Profile:155 Carnmenellis (NE528)

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Carnmenellis is a small landlocked National Character Area (NCA), near the south-western-most tip of mainland Britain. Its proximity to the sea creates a mild climate although the hills are exposed and wind-swept. The area gets its name from its highest point, Carnmenellis hill. The area is bounded by the Cornish Killas NCA and lies close to The Lizard NCA. Carnmenellis is primarily an agricultural landscape of rolling hills divided by regular fields bounded by Cornish hedges. In the spring and summer, the Cornish hedges are covered in wild flowers which, combined with the scattered areas of heath, woodland and moor, lend a picturesque quality to the area. The southern edge of the NCA includes 45 ha of Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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