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Sea view of Lizard Point and the lighthouse in the distance
The lighthouse at Lizard Point, Cornwall | © National Trust Images/David Sellman

Lizard Point walk: the most southerly place in Britain

Take in dramatic views of the Atlantic, visit the lighthouse and look out for local wildlife on this enjoyable walk around the most southerly point in Britain.

Total steps: 8

Total steps: 8

Start point

Lizard Point National Trust car park, grid ref SW703116

Step 1

Starting at the National Trust car park next to the Lizard Lighthouse, follow the path down towards Lizard Point.

Step 2

Follow the signs to the most southerly point.

Step 3

Bear right and join the South West Coast Path in front of the Wave Crest Café.

A grey seal bobbing in the sea at Godrevy
There's a chance to spot seals down in Polpeor Cove | © National Trust Images/Nick Upton

Step 4

Continue along the coast path.

Step 5

Take the steps down to Pistol Meadow, the burial site of over 200 people who died when the Royal Anne troop ship went down on the off-lying reefs in 1720. Climb out of the valley on the coast path and up the slope towards Old Lizard Head.

Step 6

Looking west from the top of Old Lizard Head, you can see out towards Kynance Cove and beyond. Take the footpath inland over the stile built into the dry-stone wall.

A cow in front of a sea view at Pistil in Cornwall
Cattle grazing on the Cornwall coast | © National Trust Images/Michael Hirst

Step 7

Walk across the field and follow the path when it turns back towards Pistol Meadow.

Step 8

Cross another stile into Pistol Meadow field and rejoin the coast path to return to Lizard Point.

End point

Lizard Point National Trust car park, grid ref SW703116

Trail map

Illustrated map of the Lizard Lighthouse most southerly walk in Cornwall
Lizard Point, Cornwall, most southerly walking route | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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