The Lizard Peninsula

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2 Days


Day One

Meeting Place: Kennack Sands Car Park
Time: 09.30
Distance: Morning - approx. 5 miles Afternoon - approx. 5 miles
Walk Level: Morning - easy/moderate Afternoon - moderate

This mornings walk will take us West along the beautiful South West Coast Path. Climbing up from Kennack Sands we take the path alongside the golf course enjoying spectacular views out to sea, then along a wooded path. Looking down you will see rocks that look like they are polished, this is Serpentine which is common along the Lizard Peninsula. Our next stop will be Poltesco Farm, a National Trust property. We will spend a little time at the visitor centre where you can get information about the area and heritage, including; Pilchard fishing, the Poltesco Serpentine factory and of course the flora and fauna in the area. Onwards we make our way along the coast path through the woods with a couple of little surprises along the way, including a stop for a cuppa and cake to keep us going. We then make our way across fields, over stiles and through kissing gates to arrive at the beautiful little fishing hamlet of Cadgwith. From Cadgwith it’s inland through beautiful villages and churchyards meandering our way back to Kennack Sands for lunch at the Café by the beach.
In the afternoon we have an interesting post-lunch walk, taking us in the opposite direction to enjoy the easterly views along the coast towards Black Head. Turn around at this point and you can view the route of your morning walk across the golden Kennack Sands. This walk is a little more challenging with a section where we will need to take our poles off to scramble down over some rocks (this is just one section). It then opens up into fields giving us a lovely gentle path. At Lankidden Point we make our way inland to follow the route back to Kennack Sands through villages and over fields.

Day Two

Meeting Place: Cadgwith Village Car Park (Pay & Display
Time: 09.30
Distance: approx 9 miles
Walk Level: moderate

Today we will be walking to the most Southerly point of the UK… Lizard Point. We begin our circular walk at the beautiful little fishing hamlet of Cadgwith and meander up to reach the Cliffs above the Devils Frying Pan, which was created by the collapse of a sea cave. We follow the South West Coast path over stiles, across a footbridge and over steppingstones to Church Cove, then on to the Lifeboat station and the lookout station at Bass Point taking in spectacular views along the coast and getting our first glimpses of Lizard Point. Just Housel Cove to go and we will stop for lunch. You can relax and enjoy the stunning views from the Southernmost tip of our beautiful Island. After lunch, we go inland for a gentle walk back, but no less interesting, as we visit two ancient churches and the holy well dedicated to Saint Ruen, who was accused of being a werewolf! The Lizard likes to give us paths on top of walls, this walk is no exception. You will find yourself raised above the fields taking in far-reaching views on this route as we make our way back to Cadgwith and the end of our Nordic Walking adventure weekend.

Accommodation is not included for this weekend allowing you to choose from the large variety of beautiful places to stay in Cornwall.

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