Walk - Mullion Cove to Lizard Point and Village
6.9 miles (11.1 km)
Mullion Cove - TR12 7EP Lizard Village - TR12 7NJ
Moderate - After a fairly steep climb from Mullion Cove the walk is mainly along the clifftops, but with descents and ascents where valleys meet the coast.
This walk is from the picturesque Mullion Cove, along the wild and exposed cliffs of the west coast of the Lizard Peninsula. Pass beautiful sheltered coves, before reaching Lizard Point, the southernmost point of mainland Britain. This walk is particularly good for dogs as it passes beaches and pubs where dogs are welcome. There are many features to interest children as well as the beaches, including the Marconi monument, where the first transatlantic radio signal was sent, and the wartime airfield.
It is a lovely walk in spring, when the banks of wildflowers are at their most lavish, and in autumn, when the flocks of migrant warblers and swallows sometimes draw the attention of a passing marsh harrier. It is also part of our "Summer Strolls". Use it (or part of it) to visit the sandy beach at Mullion Cove, the very pretty Kynance Cove, the pebble beach at Pentreath or the tiny beach at Polpear Cove.
The Lizard was used for various scenes in the Poldark series (based on the books by Winston Graham) at Gunwalloe and Lizard Point – the most southerly point of the UK.