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Walk Info
miles (1km)
Minimum time
ft (m)
Level of difficulty
Public footpaths
gates /  stile

OS Explorer OL
Keep on leads
Pay & Display Car Park
Public Transport

        6.4 miles (10.4km)
Minimum time                 4 hours
Ascent/gradient               220 ft (67m)
Grade/Paths                     Hard - Inland tracks & lines, 3 stiles
OS Map                             Explorer OL103 (Grid SW 703125)
Dogs?                               On leads
Parking                             Car park in Lizard village.
                                              Donation box. Busy in summer

Public Transport              Bus - 537 / 984
Toilets/Refreshments      By car park at Lizard village

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Route Directions

  • Once you've donated for parking in the car park, head past the public toilets at the bottom end of the park and follow the lane signed 'To Caerthillian and Kynance Coves'.

  • Shortly, head right at the junction and follow the track 'Public Footpath Kynance Cove'.

  • At the next public footpath sign, bear left behind a chalet and go up some steps, then follow a hedge-top path.

  • Follow the steps down through a privet grove and then through two more sets of steps.

  • Bear slightly right across a field towards the just visible roof of a house. Go over a step stile to reach a surfaced road.

  • Follow the road past the house, called Carn Goon. In a few paces bear off right along a track.

  • Reach a T-junction with a wide track and cross this to reach the bottom end of the National Trust car park for Kynance Cove. Pass in front of a National Trust information kiosk, then turn right and follow a track to Kynance Cove.

  • Walk back up from the cove to where a path goes off right, signed 'Coastal Path To Lizard Point'. Follow a cobbled and stepped path steeply uphill, then continue along the coast path for about 1¼ miles (2km).

  • Pass above Pentreath Beach and Caerthillian Cove and continue to the rocky Lizard Head and then to Lizard Point and a car park and cafés.

  • Cross the car park and follow the coast path past the lighthouse. Descend steeply into Housel Cove and ascend just as steeply, ignoring a link path inland to Lizard village.

  • Pass the old Marconi Wireless Station, at Pen Olver, the old Lloyds Signal Station and then the National Coastwatch Institution Lookout at Bass Point.

  • Follow a track past houses, then bear off right and follow the narrow coast path past Hot Point and on to the modern lifeboat house at Kilcobben Cove.

  • Go down steps on the far side of the lifeboat station and follow the coast path to Church Cove.

  • Follow the public lane inland past Landewednack Church and continue steadily uphill to a junction with the main road on a bend beside a granite cross and a seat. Go left along Beacon Terrace to reach the car park.

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Related Links

Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre

The amazing visitor centre at the point's hisotric lighthouse - well worth a visit.

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This Lizard Church Cove (Beach) weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget


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