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Walking The Lizard Peninsula - Twin Centre

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$1,479 USD
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Walking & Trekking
Suitable for:
Age 12+
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
Activity Rating - Leisurely/Moderate
Trip code: 
W05UC
Way to Travel:
Self-Guided Holidays
Activity:
Self-Guided Walking
Min age:
12

This invigorating and unforgettable walk along the Cornish coastline takes in beautiful beaches and fishing villages on the most southerly tip of mainland UK.

An invigorating and unforgettable walking holiday awaits you in Cornwall which has the longest coastline in the United Kingdom and has the most southerly and westerly tips of mainland UK. Famed for its beautiful and impressive coastline, much of which is designated as 'An area of natural beauty (AONB)', the Cornish coast is punctuated by pretty fishing villages, many of which are still working today. This 5 night holiday explores the most Southerly tip of the county - the Lizard Peninsula. Starting in Marazion, where the famed cobbled causeway over to St Michael's Mount crosses the fabulous sandy beach, the walks take in the majestic Cornish coastline with its pretty coves and beaches, including Mullion Cove, Cadgwith Cove, Kennack Sands and the postcard perfect Kynance Cove, all the way down to the wild serpentine cliffs of the Lizard, the most southerly tip of mainland Great Britain. Then track up the eastern, more sheltered side of the peninsula before concluding your walk in the pretty fishing village of Coverack with traditional thatched cottages and harbour made from the local Serpentine stone.

You stay in two of the loveliest villages along the coast and walking transfers as required are included in the price of your holiday. You spend your first two nights in Portleven, the granite stone fishing harbour village, which is famed with the foodie community and offers a good selection of restaurants in which you may want to try the local fish specialities, amongst other things. Your final three nights are spent in Mullion which is the largest village on the Lizard with, at its heart a 13th century church and with plenty of inns, cafes, restaurants and art galleries to explore.

This is a well balanced walk and is perfectly suited to walkers who want to experience the coastal paths of beautiful Cornwall without the rocky and hillier sections further west.

Highlights

  • St Michaels Mount, steeped in history and folklore with a spectacular castle
  • Wild serpentine cliffs of the Lizard peninsula, Englands most southerly point
  • Postcard perfect rocky coves and beaches and picturesque fishing harbours
  • Stay in the beautiful fishing villages of Portleven for 2 nights and Mullion for 3 nights
  • Based on our popular 5 night, Walking the Lizard Peninsula

Key information

  • 5 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in 3 star hotels
  • Breakfasts daily
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps 
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Walking transfers as required
  • Countries visited: United Kingdom

What's included

  • All breakfasts 
  • All accommodation
  • Route directions and maps
  • Luggage transfers 

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas and vaccinations 
  • Single accommodation (available on request, compulsory supplement)
  • Transfers for Land only (available on request at additional cost)
Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for private group trips:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

4

Days of Walking & Trekking
Terrain:

Walks on this holiday are on coastal paths. The paths do not include the rocky and hillier sections that you would find further west.

Day by day breakdown
Day 2 17.0km/10.5miles
Day 3 11.5km/7.0miles
Day 4 11.5km/7.0miles
Day 5 17.0km/10.5miles

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Itinerary

Porthleven
to
Mullion
  • Day 1

    Arrival in Porthleven

    Arrival in Porthleven

  • Day 2

    Marazion to Porthleven

    After a morning transfer to Marazion, where you find the amazing St Michaels Mount and Mount's Bay, follow the gentle slopes of south Cornwall and the dark metamorphic rock to be found here. Sloping fields run down towards the cliff edge and sheltered coves protect shingle beaches. The landscape becomes wilder, the cliffs higher and the coves narrower as you return to the fishing port of Porthleven, with a good selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 3

    Porthleven to Mullion

    Today the coastal path traverses windswept beaches and dramatic cliffs out towards the western side of the Lizard Peninsula. Often the gulls screeching down below are your only company, however the views are spectacular and the view over Mullion Cove alone is worth the journey. Spend the next three nights in Mullion, the largest village on the Lizard, with plenty of shops, inns, cafes and restaurants. The 13th century church in the heart of the village is worth a visit and the National Trust owned working harbour is very pretty.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 4

    Mullion to Lizard

    With a wonderful sense of isolation, this section of the Cornish coast path is a place of towering cliffs and rolling downs, punctuated by a scattering of isolated villages nestled into steep sided coves. As the miles pass, the landscape becomes wilder, with expansive views back west towards Penzance and the coastline already traversed, and ahead towards Lizard Point, the most southerly point in mainland Britain. Enjoy a coffee in one of the local cafes before a transfer back to Mullion at the end of your walk.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 5

    Lizard to Coverack

    After a morning transfer back to Lizard a more peaceful and sheltered landscape of fishing coves and calmer shores today as you pass along the eastern coast of the Lizard peninsula. Beyond the exceedingly pretty Cadgwith Cove with its whitewashed thatched cottages and fleet of small fishing boats, follow the remote section of coast, broken only by the expansive beach at Kennack Sands. Verdant cliffs and tree-lined valleys merge into low moorland as the path heads eastwards and away from the shelter of Lizard Point and Bass Point. In this wild region, the hills can be difficult but the views are stunning. The end of your journey is the picturesque fishing village of Coverack with traditional thatched cottages and harbour made from the local Serpentine stone, from here you are transferred back to your hotel in Mullion.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 6

    Leave Mullion

    Depart Mullion after breakfast.

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Essential Info

Visas

Vaccinations

United Kingdom

No vaccinations are obligatory.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts included.

Enjoy the local cuisine in a mixture of restaurants, inns, pubs and seaside cafes. Cornwall is famous for its fish and shellfish, dairy produce, wine, beer and of course the humble Cornish Pasty. There are also plenty of traditional fish and chip shops to choose from. 

Weather

With Cornwall being located on the Southern coast of the UK, it is no surprise that the sea has a noticeable influence on the weather and climate of the area. 
In the summer, the average maximum temperature is around 19°C but can get into the late 20's. 
Rain falls year round so bringing hooded waterproof coats and hats will ensure visitors are prepared for any spells of wind and rain the region may experience. 

Is this trip for you?

Walking Conditions
Classification: Self-Guided
Activity Level: 2 (Leisurely/Moderate)
Average daily distance: 14km (8.5ml) 
No. of days walking: 4
Terrain and route: This is a well balanced walk and is perfectly suited to walkers who want to experience the coastal paths of beautiful Cornwall without the rocky and hillier sections further west.
Transfers at the beginning and end of some walks will be used when required.
Vehicle Support: This is a self-guided trip for those who prefer to walk independently, but with our assistance to take out the stress of the logistics and planning. We arrange your accommodation, provide you with route directions so that you can walk at your own pace, while your bags are transported from one hotel to the next.

It is important that you are happy following route directions, we make these as accurate as possible and they are regularly checked.

As this is a self-guided holiday there is no group and no leader. There maybe others on the same departure date as you, but you will not be organised together. The routes directions contain a 24-hour emergency assistance telephone number should you need it and in emergencies, the local agent is normally able to dispatch a taxi or pick you up themselves. They may wish to charge for this service.

Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for private group trips:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Accommodation

Hotels

HARBOUR INN, PORTHLEVEN
The Harbour Inn is an award winning bed and breakfast in the pretty village of Porthleven on the Lizard Peninsula, the most southerly port in Britain. Renowned for its original Cornish character and charm, bustling harbour and restaurants in the square serving the daily catch, it’s a pretty and unique location to soak up the Cornish lifestyle from our boutique accommodation and comfortable, characterful rooms.

POLURRIAN HOTEL, MULLION
The Polurrian has welcomed visitors to the Lizard Peninsula for over a century, with figures including Marconi, Winston Churchill and Clark Gable taking advantage of its unrivalled location. Originally built in 1890, the Polurrian was a fashionable railway hotel appealing to distinguished guests. In 1901, Guglielmo Marconi stayed here while sending the first ever transatlantic radio messages from nearby Poldhu Cove. In 1909, a fire devastated the original hotel, destroying everything but the terraces and steps near the tennis courts (which you can still see today). Soon after, a new hotel was built and Polurrian became a hive of activity once again. During the Second World War, the hotel was an officers’ mess for nearby RAF Predannack, and in 1953, Hollywood stars Clark Gable and Gene Tierney stayed while filming the romance adventure Never Let Me Go.

Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for private group trips:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

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