Lizard Peninsular is a fascinating place to take a walk on the wild side.
area boasts the largest area of serpentine rock in England. Its mild climate means
that there are excellent conditions for flowering plants. Also look out for Choughs,
an amazing black bird with a bright red beak, on the cliff tops.
information on The Lizard
Why not get out to our rocky coastlines which are rich
in sea birds and wild flowers?
- Why not take a few tips from the Nature's Calendar
team? Try your hand at bird watching and plant identification.
Lizard - Visitor Guide
Lizard, Lizard Point, Cornwall.
Countryside Office 01326 561 407
Lizard Wireless Station 01326 290 384
Station 01326 241 656
Lizard Lighthouse 0207 4816900
Lizard National Trust 01326 562882|
The coastline offers
dramatic cliff walks and boasts an abundance of rare wild flowers and fascinating
Mullion Cove to Lizard Point - 10 mile walk.
the many birds which can be spotted is the Chough which is being encouraged to
re-colonise here after being virtually extinct in Cornwall for many years. Today
the bird is thriving - it relies on the short turf which characterises the area.
Binoculars. Bird and plant
identification books. Map. Walking shoes for cliff walks.
April-June for bird watching:
The Chough Watch Point is open April to June.
paths to viewpoints overlooking Lizard Point are wheelchair friendly. Wheelchair
friendly path to viewpoints at The Lizard. Some terrain unsuitable due to steep
Disabled toilets next to car park at The Lizard.
access for wheelchair users will be available at ground floor level with special
cameras providing viewpoints from Easter 2005.
Lies two miles north of
Lizard Point. Take the A3083 to Lizard town from Helston and then follow the tourist
Car parking at The Lizard and in Lizard town.
is a bus at Lizard Point that will take you back to your car at Mullion Cove at
the end of the day. Ask the local tourist information office for times.
Year round access to countryside
paths and external views of lighthouse. The lighthouse has recently been renovated
and reopens in 2007.
Bird watching - the Chough Watch Point is open
April to June.
£2.50; Concessions £2.00; Students £1.50; Family £6.50.|
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