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This circular walk explores the Lizard Peninsula – mainland Britain’s most southerly point – with its sandy bays, jagged rocks and pretty villages.
A quick glance at the map picks out plenty of weird and wonderful place names including Lion’s Den, Devil’s Frying Pan and Hot Point, providing a glimpse into the Lizard’s fascinating history.
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This was once a place of pirates, smugglers and shipwrecks, where tales of sunken treasure are still told. The Lizard is famous for its local serpentine stone and spectacular wildlife, with breeding chough on the land and dolphins, porpoises and whales patrolling the sea.
This route hugs the coast for much of its 12.4km length, exploring some of the most rugged and historical cliffs, bays and beaches in Britain. The walk isn’t too challenging, but there are some steep sections to get your heart racing.
This route was voted 20th in a 2017 ITV poll to find Britain’s Favourite Walk.
TOG VERDICT: A must for anyone interested in geography, history, wildlife or simply enjoying a great walk in a spectacular coastal location.