Self Guided Walking Holiday Exploring Cornwall and The Lizard Peninsula
What to expect
This Cornwall Walking Holiday, explores the Lizard Peninsula which is the southern-most tip of England and offers a beautiful coastline combined with a relatively mild climate. The tour includes a great variety of coast and heathland, taking clients through picturesque fishing villages, as well as the tree-lined creeks that inspired the novels of Daphne du Maurier.
An exciting Cornish Walking Holiday which allows you to explore picturesque fishing harbours while following the spectacular Lizard Peninsula coastal path as well as allowing you to visit the tree-lined creeks that inspired the novels of Daphne du Maurier. Uses the longest National Walking Trail in the UK, at 630 miles long this follows a superb coastline with heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way which are truly inspirational and every day walking it brings stunning new experiences.
There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your short Cornwall walking tour, including:
Goonhilly Earth Station
Lizard Village & Lighthouse
Plenty of stops for Cornish pasties and cream teas!
A: Circuit from Helston via Loe Pool (Full route: 8.5 miles / 13.7km | Short Route: 6.75 miles / 11 km)
Enjoy a gentle start to the day with an easy circular walk around the Loe Pool, Cornwall’s largest natural area of fresh water. This route then continues into the woodland of the Penrose Estate and on to the little fishing harbour of Porthleven before returning to Helston.
Overnight in Helston. No luggage transfer required.
B: Linear route from Helston to St Keverne, via Manaccan (Full route: 9.5 miles / 15km | Short Route: 5.5 miles / 9 km)
Today begins with a short taxi transfer (included in the price) across The Lizard to Manaccan. From here you can explore the mysterious calm waters and wooded banks of Frenchmans Creek which inspired many novels from Daphne du Maurier. You will then follow the coast path south along beautiful rugged cliffs and sandy coves through the little harbour at Porthallow to the village of St. Keverne.
Overnight in St Keverne. Luggage will be transferred.
C: Circuit from St Keverne via Coverack (Full route: 8.75 miles / 14 km | Short Route: 6.25 miles / 10 km)
This circular walk takes you south across the rich pastures to the coast of Coverack where pretty cottages cluster around the harbour. You then return along a section of the coast path that varies from rocky cliffs to flat and pebble covered. You will also pass the notorious offshore rocks on Lowland Point that has wrecked an estimated 150 ships.
Overnight in St Keverne. No luggage transfer required.
D: Linear route from St Keverne to Mullion, via Arrowan (Full route: 8 miles / 13 km | No Short Route)
Today begins with a short taxi transfer (included in the price) to Arrowan. You then follow the South West Coast Path passing Kennack Sands, The National Trust “Old Serpentine Works”, Cadgewith and Church Coves before arriving at Housel Beach near Lizard Point. It then a short bus ride from Lizard to Mullion, the largest village on the Peninsula with shops, inns, restaurants and an art gallery to enjoy.
Overnight in Mullion. Luggage will be transferred.
E: Circuit from Mullion via Kynance Cove (Full route: 8.5 miles / 13.7 km | Short Route: 6 miles / 9.7 km)
Take the bus back to Lizard Village, the most southerly point of the British mainland. It has been a popular holiday destination since Victorian times and the coast around it still attracts modern travellers. From the famous lighthouse, follow one of the most dramatic and beautiful sections of the coast path back to Mullion, past the sheltered beaches and remarkable rock formations of Kynance Cove. Please note, the bus ticket costs £15 and is payable locally.
Overnight in Mullion. No luggage transfer required.
Depart for home.
Breakfast will be provided.
Luggage Transfers, Fully comprehensive tour pack with colour coded routes on local maps, Emergency Telephone Assistance, Smartphone App with GPS
What to bring
Transport to and from Cornwall