Geo-Trips :: South West Coast Path on the Lizard

Walking to the Lizard

A walk from Mullion, Tue, 29 Sep 2015 by David Smith

Chronologically, this was a walk from Mullion to the Lizard, followed by a bus journey (no pictures - the bus windows were filthy) to Poldhu, and a walk from there to Mullion. Geographically, the pictures cover from Poldhu to the Lizard. Sunshine, a stiff breeze and the TV crew filming Poldark

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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SW6619 : Grassland and concrete blocks, Angrouse Cliff by David Smith
Grassland and concrete blocks, Angrouse Cliff
There are several of these blocks in fields on the cliff; I assume that they were... more

SW6719 : Mullion fire station by David Smith
Mullion fire station

SW6719 : Junction of tracks in the Meres, Mullion by David Smith
Junction of tracks in the Meres, Mullion
That on the left is marked as a footpath

SW6719 : Valley above Polurrian Cove, Mullion by David Smith
Valley above Polurrian Cove, Mullion

SW6618 : Meres Cliff above Polurrian Cove by David Smith
Meres Cliff above Polurrian Cove
The South West Coast Path on the cliff north of the cove

SW6718 : Path inland from Polurrian Cove by David Smith
Path inland from Polurrian Cove

SW6618 : Polurrian Cove by David Smith
Polurrian Cove
The path up the cliff (Meres Cliff) is part of the South West Coast Path

SW6718 : A useful signpost on the South West Coast Path by David Smith
A useful signpost on the South West Coast Path
At the end of Polurrian Road, Mullion, the post supports two pointers for the... more

SW6618 : South West Coast Path near Mullion by David Smith
South West Coast Path near Mullion
The path runs along a private road that services houses and bungalows on the left... more

SW6618 : Water tower for Mullion Cove Hotel by David Smith
Water tower for Mullion Cove Hotel
Seen from the South West Coast Path

SW6618 : The Mullion Cove Hotel by David Smith
The Mullion Cove Hotel

SW6618 : Cannon outside the Mullion Cove Hotel by David Smith
Cannon outside the Mullion Cove Hotel
Pointing away from the South West Coast Path; walkers are safe.

SW6617 : The harbour at Mullion Cove by David Smith
The harbour at Mullion Cove
Seen from the South West Coast Path

SW6617 : Boats in Mullion Cove by David Smith
Boats in Mullion Cove

SW6617 : Mullion Island and the cliff at Laden Ceyn by David Smith
Mullion Island and the cliff at Laden Ceyn
Seen from the South West Coast Path

SW6617 : Heather and rough ground south of Mullion Cove by David Smith
Heather and rough ground south of Mullion Cove
The buildings are on the north side of the cove

SW6617 : Stepping stones on the South West Coast Path by David Smith
Stepping stones on the South West Coast Path
Stepping stones to help walkers crossing a muddy stretch of the path on Mullion Cliff

SW6617 : Valley south of Mullion Cliff by David Smith
Valley south of Mullion Cliff
This valley divides Mullion Cliff from Higher Predannack Cliff

SW6617 : Mullion Island from Higher Predannack Cliff by David Smith
Mullion Island from Higher Predannack Cliff

SW6616 : South West Coast Path on Higher Predannack Cliff by David Smith
South West Coast Path on Higher Predannack Cliff

SW6616 : Stepping stones on Higher Predannack Cliff by David Smith
Stepping stones on Higher Predannack Cliff
A well-worn stretch of the South West Coast Path

SW6616 : Wall on Higher Predannack Cliff by David Smith
Wall on Higher Predannack Cliff
The edge of farmland, marked by an old stone wall

SW6516 : The edge of Higher Predannack Cliff (1) by David Smith
The edge of Higher Predannack Cliff (1)

SW6516 : The edge of Higher Predannack Cliff (2) by David Smith
The edge of Higher Predannack Cliff (2)

SW6616 : Grassland and the trig point on Higher Predannack Cliff by David Smith
Grassland and the trig point on Higher Predannack Cliff
The trig point is on a field boundary inland from the South West Coast Path

SW6616 : South West Coast Path at Predannack by David Smith
South West Coast Path at Predannack

SW6615 : Parc Bean Cove by David Smith
Parc Bean Cove

SW6615 : South West Coast Path on Lower Predannack Cliff by David Smith
South West Coast Path on Lower Predannack Cliff

SW6615 : Valley above Parc Bean Cove by David Smith
Valley above Parc Bean Cove
The steep valley that drops into the cove; the South West Coast Path follows a... more

SW6615 : Parc Bean Cove by David Smith
Parc Bean Cove

SW6715 : Stile for South West Coast Path above Pol Cornick by David Smith
Stile for South West Coast Path above Pol Cornick

SW6615 : George's Cove and the cliffs to the north by David Smith
George's Cove and the cliffs to the north

SW6614 : Vellan Head by David Smith
Vellan Head
Looking south towards Kynance Cliff

SW6614 : Grass and rocks on Vellan Head by David Smith
Grass and rocks on Vellan Head
Looking out to sea to the west from the flat cliff-top

SW6614 : Marsh on Vellan Head by David Smith
Marsh on Vellan Head
A marshy area where there is a small depression in the level of the cliff-top

SW6714 : Valley on Vellan Head by David Smith
Valley on Vellan Head
A shallow valley, marked by marshy grass

SW6714 : Gew-graze from Vellan Head by David Smith
Gew-graze from Vellan Head
The cliffs that surround this cove, seen from the South West Coast Path

SW6714 : Track to Kynance Farmhouse by David Smith
Track to Kynance Farmhouse
The farm is in [[SW6814]]

SW6714 : The sea inlet at Gew-graze by David Smith
The sea inlet at Gew-graze
A narrow inlet at the end of a short valley

SW6714 : Track down the valley at Gew-graze by David Smith
Track down the valley at Gew-graze
This gave access to the former quarries in the cliffs at Gew-graze

SW6714 : Track and quarry at Gew-graze  by David Smith
Track and quarry at Gew-graze
One of the former quarries in the cliffs on the north side of Gew-Graze

SW6714 : Gew-graze and Ogo Pons by David Smith
Gew-graze and Ogo Pons
Looking towards Vellan Head

SW6714 : Valley inland of Gew-graze by David Smith
Valley inland of Gew-graze
Beyond the stream is a track that leads to the quarries in the cliffs north of the cove

SW6713 : The Horse - a rock formation on Kynance Cliff by David Smith
The Horse - a rock formation on Kynance Cliff

SW6713 : The Horse jutting out of Kynance Cliff by David Smith
The Horse jutting out of Kynance Cliff

SW6713 : Kynance Cliff by David Smith
Kynance Cliff
Level grassland on the clifftop close to the South West Coast Path

SW6713 : Cattle on Kynance Cliff by David Smith
Cattle on Kynance Cliff

SW6713 : Rock outcrop on Kynance Cliff by David Smith
Rock outcrop on Kynance Cliff

SW6813 : Field boundary near Kynance Cove by David Smith
Field boundary near Kynance Cove
The South West Coast Path runs through the gap in the low earth wall, allowing a... more

SW6813 : View over the valley of Kynance Cove by David Smith
View over the valley of Kynance Cove
The sun was glinting on the vehicles in the car park on the south-east of the... more

SW6813 : Kynance Cove by David Smith
Kynance Cove

SW6813 : The shop and cafe at Kynance Cove by David Smith
The shop and cafe at Kynance Cove

SW6813 : Steam and track above Kynance Cove by David Smith
Steam and track above Kynance Cove
The access road to the shop and cafe, beside the stream, not for public use

SW6813 : The toilet block at Kynance Cove by David Smith
The toilet block at Kynance Cove
Hidden to melt into the surroundings, these are state-of-the-art eco-facilities... more

SW6813 : Car park for Kynance Cove by David Smith
Car park for Kynance Cove
The white vans were to support a TV company filming an episode of "Poldark"

SW6913 : Clifftop at Corn Goon by David Smith
Clifftop at Corn Goon
Looking towards the two houses on the edge of the moorland on the clifftop

SW6913 : An eroded stretch of clifftop at Holestrow by David Smith
An eroded stretch of clifftop at Holestrow
The South West Coast Path runs around the top of the cliff, and the shortest route... more

SW6813 : Cliffs at Yellow Carn by David Smith
Cliffs at Yellow Carn
Part of Lion Rock [[SW6712]] is visible at the end of the cliff

SW6912 : Stile above Pentreath Beach by David Smith
Stile above Pentreath Beach
A stile through the earthen wall for walkers on the South West Coast Path

SW6912 : Pentreath Beach by David Smith
Pentreath Beach

SW6912 : Inlet and rocks on Pentreath Beach by David Smith
Inlet and rocks on Pentreath Beach

SW6912 : Rocks and cliff at Pentreath Beach by David Smith
Rocks and cliff at Pentreath Beach

SW6912 : The valley above Caerthillian Cove by David Smith
The valley above Caerthillian Cove
The South West Coast Path goes inland and avoids the descent to the beach

SW6912 : Rocks at Caerthillian Cove by David Smith
Rocks at Caerthillian Cove

SW6912 : Crane Ledges south of Caerthillian Cove by David Smith
Crane Ledges south of Caerthillian Cove

SW6911 : Flat grassland on Lizard Point by David Smith
Flat grassland on Lizard Point
A pole for the coastguard lookout, beside the field boundary

SW6911 : Lizard Point by David Smith
Lizard Point

SW6911 : Cliffs at Lizard Point by David Smith
Cliffs at Lizard Point

SW7012 : Lloyds Road near Cross Common by David Smith
Lloyds Road near Cross Common
The boat on the right had a notice that it was for sale, just in case a passing... more

SW6911 : Path to the Lizard from Lizard Point by David Smith
Path to the Lizard from Lizard Point

SW6911 : Inland footpath east of Lizard Point by David Smith
Inland footpath east of Lizard Point
A footpath that branches off the South West Coast Path

SW6911 : South West Coast Path to Lizard Point by David Smith
South West Coast Path to Lizard Point
The path can be seen running above the cliffs and rocky shore

SW7011 : The old lifeboat station and slipway at the Lizard by David Smith
The old lifeboat station and slipway at the Lizard

SW7011 : Cafe by the South West Coast Path by David Smith
Cafe by the South West Coast Path

SW7011 : Polbream Cove by David Smith
Polbream Cove

SW7011 : South West Coast Path above Polbream Cove by David Smith
South West Coast Path above Polbream Cove
A popular and well-worn stretch of the coastal footpath

SW7111 : Housel Bay and the Lloyds signal station on Pen Olver by David Smith
Housel Bay and the Lloyds signal station on Pen Olver

SW7012 : Pink and blue house, Beacon Terrace, Lizard by David Smith
Pink and blue house, Beacon Terrace, Lizard

SW7011 : The Lizard lighthouse by David Smith
The Lizard lighthouse

SW7011 : The Lizard lighthouse and adjacent buildings by David Smith
The Lizard lighthouse and adjacent buildings

SW7011 : The Lion's Den, rocks near the Lizard lighthouse by David Smith
The Lion's Den, rocks near the Lizard lighthouse

SW7011 : Housel Cove by David Smith
Housel Cove

SW7012 : Houses at Housel Bay by David Smith
Houses at Housel Bay
A new house being constructed, with an earthmoving vehicle landscaping the garden

SW7012 : Path to Housel Cove by David Smith
Path to Housel Cove

SW7012 : South West Coast Path at Housel Bay by David Smith
South West Coast Path at Housel Bay
The path is sandwiched between the grounds of the hotel and the rough cliff above... more

SW7012 : The Housel Bay Hotel by David Smith
The Housel Bay Hotel

SW7012 : Gardens south of the Housel Bay Hotel by David Smith
Gardens south of the Housel Bay Hotel

SW7111 : The Lizard Wireless Station by David Smith
The Lizard Wireless Station
Now a museum of wireless

SW7111 : Rocks and path on Pen Olver by David Smith
Rocks and path on Pen Olver

SW7111 : Lloyds signal station on Bass Point by David Smith
Lloyds signal station on Bass Point

SW7111 : Lloyds signal station by David Smith
Lloyds signal station
A landmark on Bass Point

SW7112 : Old buildings on Bass Point by David Smith
Old buildings on Bass Point
These appear to be wartime structures

SW7112 : Lloyds Road to Bass Point by David Smith
Lloyds Road to Bass Point
The white building is the Lloyds signal station

SW7112 : Lloyds Road from Bass Point to Cross Common by David Smith
Lloyds Road from Bass Point to Cross Common

SW7112 : Bales and a small pond by Lloyds Road by David Smith
Bales and a small pond by Lloyds Road

SW7012 : The stone cross at Cross Common by David Smith
The stone cross at Cross Common

SW7012 : The Lizard Chapel by David Smith
The Lizard Chapel
Methodist chapel between Lizard and Cross Common

SW7012 : Landewednack Community Primary School by David Smith
Landewednack Community Primary School

SW7012 : Victorian Reading Room, Lizard by David Smith
Victorian Reading Room, Lizard

SW7012 : Sports ground and clubhouse, Lizard by David Smith
Sports ground and clubhouse, Lizard

SW7012 : The Square, Lizard, with parked cars by David Smith
The Square, Lizard, with parked cars

SW7012 : The Top House Inn at Lizard by David Smith
The Top House Inn at Lizard

SW7012 : Signpost and ice cream shop, Lizard by David Smith
Signpost and ice cream shop, Lizard
The sign to the "most southerly point" on the British Isles. Another... more

SW6619 : The beach at Poldhu Cove by David Smith
The beach at Poldhu Cove

SW6619 : Road from Poldhu Cove to Poldhu Point by David Smith
Road from Poldhu Cove to Poldhu Point
This track leads to the residential home in the former hotel; it forms part of the... more

SW6619 : Residential home, the former hotel at Poldhu Point by David Smith
Residential home, the former hotel at Poldhu Point

SW6619 : Radio mast, Marconi memorial and criss-crossing contrails by David Smith
Radio mast, Marconi memorial and criss-crossing contrails
On Angrouse Cliff, south of Poldhu Point, Marconi performed experiments with... more

SW6619 : Marconi museum, Poldhu by David Smith
Marconi museum, Poldhu

SW6619 : Marconi memorial, Angrouse Cliff by David Smith
Marconi memorial, Angrouse Cliff
Marking the cliffs where Marconi performed experiments in transatlantic radio... more

SW6619 : Footpath and track to Angrouse Farm, Mullion by David Smith
Footpath and track to Angrouse Farm, Mullion
The footpath leads to the kissing gate from the South West Coast Path and joins a... more

SW6719 : Thatched house at Angrouse by David Smith
Thatched house at Angrouse

SW6719 : Footpath across the fields from Angrouse to Mullion by David Smith
Footpath across the fields from Angrouse to Mullion

SW6719 : Bungalows in Park Enskellaw, Mullion by David Smith
Bungalows in Park Enskellaw, Mullion

SW6719 : The "Old" Inn. Mullion by David Smith
The "Old" Inn. Mullion
For the 21st century, the inverted commas around "old" have been... more

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