With its many hidden coves, beautiful beaches, spectacular cliff tops, stunning heathland and more, it’s no wonder The Lizard is a popular destination for walkers. Below are just a few of our favourite routes to explore.
Please be aware - there may be areas where unfenced cliff edges are present so care must always be taken – especially when walking with children and dogs. Some beaches included in these walks may also have council-enforced, seasonal dog bans – please check this before starting on your chosen route.
Treen to Penberth Circular
Taking around an hour, this circular walk offers spectacular scenery, far reaching sea-scapes, the opportunity to see Logan’s Rock and to visit Penberth Cove – made famous by the popular TV show Poldark.
Visiting the most southerly point in the country is a must whilst exploring the Lizard Peninsula.
Starting at the National Trust car park next to the Lizard lighthouse, this easy route offers fantastic views, historic landmarks and even the chance for some seal spotting.
From the car park, head down to the point before joining the South West Coast Path (that runs next to the Wavecrest Café). Following the trail you’ll pass Polpeor Cove before making your way down the steps that lead to Pistol Meadow. From here head to the Old Lizard Head where you’ll find incredible views of the famous Kynance Cove before crossing the field and re-joining the same stretch of coast path back to the Lizard Point where you started.
The Lizard coastal walk
Dramatic scenery, rare wildflowers and plenty of history await on this spectacular coastal walk. Starting and finishing at Kynance Cove, this challenging route is 7 miles in length and will take approximately 3 hours to complete.
Mullion to Predannack
This six-mile route is home to beautiful views and a unique array of flora and fauna. Look out for choughs, seals and even basking sharks around Ogo Dour Cove too and why not stop off at the Mullion Cove Hotel for a delicious cream tea whilst you’re here?
Coverack to Lankidden Cove
Another stunning coastal walk, this route provides the opportunity to not only enjoy the many spectacular vistas and picturesque beaches along the way, but to also visit the fantastic Terence Coventry Sculpture Park which is free to visit and well worth exploring.