Walks and trails at Lizard Point and Kynance cove

Walking on the Lizard
Walkers taking a rest near Lizard Point National Trust Images / Ian Shaw

With some of the finest walking in the UK, if not the world, all year round here on the Lizard it's an ideal base to take to the South West Coast Path or explore the many inland routes. Whether you're new to walking or take 10 mile hikes in your stride choose from one of our favourite routes below or get out a map and create your own.

Most southerly walk

This is a short one mile walk around Lizard Point, mainland Britain's most southerly point. It takes in local geology, history and wildlife and the views aren't bad either. The terrain is suitable for the whole family and is well worth a stomp for those who prefer a challenge too, don't forget to have a cream tea at Polpeor cafe.


Whether you're a beginner or a pro there are lots of caches to choose from all over the Lizard including the country's most southerly cache. For a list of the various geocaches on the Lizard, check out the link below.

Running trails

Not only do the various footpaths and bridleways offer a variety of walking, cycling and horse riding, they also provide a unique opportunity to run some of the most scenic routes in the UK.
Coast path running is becoming increasingly popular as well as trail running, and there are a number of popular routes on the Lizard. The best route that we can recommend however is at Penrose and follows the 10km circuit of Loe Pool. You can run sections or the whole route taking in a combination or beach, woodland and parkland. Also on this route is our outdoor gym, with several pieces of apparatus to really push your workout routine that little bit harder.

Find the trail for you