Lizard Point Walk
Start & Finish : Lizard Point, The Lizard, near Helston, Cornwall TR12 7NT – National Trust car park (Map)
Only a couple of hours away from us here at Bowerland, why not take in the dramatic views of the Atlantic Ocean on this 1 mile, dog friendly easy walk along Lizard Point, the most southerly place in Britain.
- Start at the National Trust car park next to the Lizard Lighthouse. The lighthouse, one of the largest in the world.
- From the lighthouse car park walk down to Lizard Point, following signs to the most southerly point. Look out for seals in the cove.
- At the point car park bear right and join the South West Coast Path in front of the Wave Crest Café.
- Walk along the coast path and look out for some Cornish choughs on the way. The birds returned to Cornwall in 2001 after an absence of 30 years and have been here ever since.
- Take the steps down to Pistol Meadow, the burial site of over 200 people when the Royal Anne troop ship went down on the off-lying reefs in 1720. In keeping with the tradition of the day, the troops were denied a Christian burial and put into a mass grave at the valley bottom. Climb out of the valley on the coast path up the slope towards Old Lizard Head.
- From the top of Old Lizard Head, looking west, you can see out towards Kynance Cove and beyond.
- Take the footpath inland over the stile built into the dry stone wall and walk across the field back towards Pistol Meadow.
- Carry on over another stile into Pistol Meadow field and rejoin the coast path to return to Lizard Point.
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