Watch Croft

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Watch Croft
Remote cottage at Garden Mine - - 72319.jpg
Remote cottage at the Garden Mine on the west flank of Watch Croft.
Range: Penwith
Summit: 826 feet SW420357
50°9’52"N, 5°36’42"W

Watch Croft is a prominent hill, 826 feet high on the Penwith peninsula in the very west of Cornwall, overlooking the north coast of the county less than a mile from the hill. It is the highest point of Penwith, in a part known as the White Downs.

(The relative prominence of the hill, 738 feet, qualifies it to be listed as a 'Marilyn'; one of only five in Cornwall.)

Watch Croft is located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the St Just Mining District of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site., 4 miles west of Penzance and 5 miles northeast of St Just.


The summit is a rock tor. There are views across Mount's Bay to the Lizard, south to Ding Dong Mine and north to Pendeen Watch.[1]


  1. Watch Croft at Accessed on 2 Sep 2013