Walk - Lizard Point
4.0 miles (6.5 km)
Lizard Village Green - TR12 7NH Lizard Village Green
Moderate - Coastal path, with some stretches of fairly steep ascent and descent, tracks and a quiet road.
Britain's most southerly place and a rugged tail of rock with savage reefs, the Lizard is riddled with wrecks and ringed with lifeboat stations. This is the best place to spot a chough, the Cornish national emblem, which was extinct in England until three flew in from southern Ireland at the start of this century, leading to a thriving colony. Look out for seals below – but tread lightly in the tamarisk grove where more than 200 travellers lie buried beneath your feet. There are numerous paths leading back inland all around the point if you wish to shorten the walk. 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.