Walking on The Lizard

With miles of footpaths to explore as well as the famous South West Coast Path, the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall offers a wealth of walking for all abilities and ages. Here are some of our favourite local walks for you to choose from and download.

Family walking dogs

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We're starting to open some gardens and parklands in England and Northern Ireland at reduced capacity, through advance bookings every week. Most places up to 8 June have now reached capacity. New tickets are released every Friday and we'll continue to add new places over the coming weeks. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are now open. All houses remain closed for now and all places in Wales remain closed following Welsh Government advice. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.​

Lifeboat station at Polpeor Cove, Lizard Point

Lizard Point - the most southerly walk

A scenic walk around Britain’s most southerly point and a chance to find rare plants, see Cornish choughs and enjoy a cream tea to finish.

A Chough feeding near Lizard Point

Lizard rarity walk

Take this short, 1-mile walk, along the west coast of the Lizard peninsula, taking in some distinctive coastal scenery, traditional agriculture and rare flora and fauna.

Lizard Lighthouse at Lizard Point

The Lizard coastal walk, Cornwall

This 7 mile walk around the Lizard Peninsula, the southerly tip of mainland Britain, takes in dramatic cliff scenery, rare wildflowers and an interesting coastal history.

The sign at Poltesco from the SW Coast Path

Mills, fishing and serpentine walk

Take a walk down to the sea through the picturesque Poltesco valley, exploring this hidden gem and its fascinating history.

View to Loe Bar and open sea from Bar Lodge, Penrose, Cornwall.

Silver dollars, shipwrecks and scenic views walk

Discover a medieval settlement, the silver coins washed ashore from the San Salvador Spanish ship wreck and the Gunwalloe Marsh birdlife as you follow this Cornish trail.

A couple on a walk with their dog by the beach at Penrose, Cornwall

Walking at Penrose

Penrose offers a wealth of long and short walks in sheltered woodlands and along exposed sections of coasts. We've put a list of favourites together here.