Known affectionately as ‘The Lizard’ – this peninsula in Cornwall is the most southernly point in British mainland. From rolling farmland to jagged granite cliffs smugglers coves and isolated beaches, it offers a stunning variety of landscapes any time of the year.

Ramblers will enjoy following the South West Coast Path from The Lizard to Coverack. Foodies will love the crabs and lobster, hauled fresh from the sea and served in ancient pubs, ringing to the sound of folk musicians and Cornish sing. The indulgent will head to Roskilly’s farm to watch ice cream and fudge being made.

It is stunningly beautiful at all times of the year and for this reason has been a real inspiration for artists and writers going back generations. Virtually surrounded by the sea, the peninsula almost stands alone from the rest of the county. This area is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty whilst also being recognised as of international botanical importance. The warm, temperate climate has led to the growth of many sub-tropical plants providing an abundance of colour all year long.

 

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