19 May 2012
Last updated at 17:31
The journey begins - the Olympic flame is loaded onto a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose before taking off for Land's End.
The flame is held by a police officer on the helicopter to Land's End where hundreds of people waited for the torch.
Triple Olympic gold medal winning sailor Ben Ainslie was first to run with the torch but before doing so, he posed for souvenir pictures beside this Land's End icon.
Hundreds of people waited from before dawn and were keen to get their hands on the torch. Ainslie was happy to oblige, to the crowd's delight.
Tassy Swallow, who took over the Olympic torch from Ben Ainslie at Land's End, said afterwards that she wanted to go surfing.
Sarah Blight (left) passed the Olympic flame to another in front of St Michael's Mount, during the leg of the torch relay between Newlyn and Marazion.
Emma Fox carried the flame through the crowded streets of Newquay, where police said up to 5,000 people had gathered to watch the relay.
A grand day out, waiting for the Olympic torch to arrive at the beach at Marazion, Cornwall.
This bird's-eye view of Falmouth from the Ministry of Defence shows the number of people who came out to cheer the torch
Michael Lapage, a rowing silver medallist at the 1948 London Games, was delighted to carry the torch for 300m between St Stephen and St Austell
Adventurer and television presenter Ben Fogle carries the Olympic flame in a lantern on a tree pruning helium balloon in a biodome at the Eden Project near St. Austell
Some 55,000 people packed into The Hoe in Plymouth to welcome the torch relay at the end of its first day.