South West Coast Path - The Lizard

60 miles (96kms) from Penzance to Falmouth
6 nights; 5 days walking

Easy walking around Mount’s Bay from Penzance to Peranuthnoe; a roller-coaster walk along the rugged Serpentine cliffs of the Lizard Peninsula between Porthleven and Portallow; a meander through the timeless landscape of creeks, inlets and hamlets around the Helford Estuary; and one of the deepest natural harbours in the world.

 

Seastacks in Kynance Cove on a sunny day

 

Highlights include the view across Mount’s Bay to St Michael’s Mount; rocky Cudden Point and picturesque Prussia Cove; the medieval church church pressed into the hillside at Gunwalloe Church Cove; the picturesque fishing villages of Mullion, Cadgwith and Coverack; the views down into rocky Kynance Cove; Lizard Point, the most southerly point on mainland Britain; the idyllic scenery around St Anthony-in-Meneage on the banks of the Helford River; the deep valleys filled with ancient oak woodlands which cut down to the coast between Helford Passage and Rosemullion Head; and the view across Falmouth Harbour from Pendennis Castle.

 

Looking out from Marazion harbour. Boats in the foreground

 

To give you a 'taster' of the landscape take a look at the beautiful photography in this short video.

Approximate daily distances:
  •  Penzance to Porthleven - 14 miles (22 kms)
  •  Porthleven to Lizard - 14 miles (22 kms)
  •  Lizard to Coverack - 10 miles (16 kms)
  •  Coverack to Helford - 12 miles (19 kms)
  •  Helford to Falmouth - 10 miles (16 kms)

 

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Code:SWCP6
Grade:3 - 2
Nights:6
Price:£650.00
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Travel information - start

Rail: Penzance
Onward travel: On foot

Travel information - finish
Rail: Falmouth Town
Onward travel: On foot

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