A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Wrecks and wrecking at Gunwalloe: fact and fiction

As a maritime archaeologist and a novelist I’m fascinated by the shipwrecks of the Lizard Peninsula, a place where I’ve dived extensively over the past couple of years. The number of wrecks known makes this one of the richest areas of seabed archaeologically off England, and has led me to establish a research programme - in collaboration with Mark Milburn, of Atlantic Scuba in Penryn – to locate, monitor and investigate wrecks of historic significance in these waters, under the aegis of Historic England. David Gibbins - Gunwalloe headland view

The church headland at Gunwalloe from Jangye-ryn (David Gibbins)