with Experience Cornwall Tours
Hi, I’m Louise, founder of Experience Cornwall Tours and your personal guide for today!
Here at Experience Cornwall Tours, we offer private guided tours to hidden gems and must-see landmarks and attractions, talk about our extraordinary history and colourful culture, giving you a true experience of Cornwall.
Today I am going to take you on a virtual tour, of the Lizard Peninsula, an area of outstanding natural beauty, with hidden thatched fishing villages, impressive harbours, a 260-year-old light house, and much more. So, climb aboard, sit back, and enjoy your tour of Cornwall’s Lizard Peninsula.
The Lizard Peninsula’s Hidden Gems
09:00 Mullion Cove
Mullion Cove’s harbour was completed in 1897, it was financed
by Lord Robartes of Lanhydrock, to compensate local fishermen
for several bad Pilchard fishing seasons. Its sheltered location
provided a safe launching point, but only a couple of boats now
work out from here.
In the distance you will see Mullion Island, which provides a
safe haven for nesting birds.
10:15 Lizard Point
This spot is one of Cornwall’s most photographed and
painted landscapes, with its rocky outcrops of black/green
serpentine stone and golden sandy beach.
We spend half an hour here, taking in those views,
wandering along the coast path, looking for grey seals
which swim close into shore.
11:30 Cadgwith Cove, Lunch Stop
The UK’s most Southerly point. Parking at the National trust
car park, we explore this headland. Visit the Lizard Lighthouse
which has guided ships in these treacherous waters for
Around the corner lies the old lifeboat station, which aided
the rescue of troubled sailors, before being re located to a
more sheltered spot at Church cove.
13:15 Goonhilly Downs
Lying in the centre of the Lizard Peninsula is the Goonhilly
Downs nature reserve. This grass land is kept wild for
biodiversity, including butterflies, birds, and wildflowers,
like the spotted Orchid.
As we drive, you cannot help but notice the large satellite
dishes at Goonhilly Earth Station which dominate the
14:00 Roskilly’s Ice Cream
After all this exploring, it must be time for an ice cream?
But this is not just any ice cream, this is Roskilly’s ice cream!
Made using only the milk from their own herd of 125 Jersey
cows. There is an abundance of flavours to choose from. You
can watch the process in the viewing gallery in the parlour,
before indulging in ice cream heaven.
15:00 Helford Village
We meander along narrow country roads, driving through the
picturesque village of Manaccan, before reaching the riverside
village of Helford.
We wonder through this charming village to its focal point, the
thatched pub where you can enjoy a refreshing local beverage
overlooking the river. This is a view which inspired Daphne Du
Maurier’s novel ‘French Mans Creek’.
16:00 Helford Passage
If you have time, and the tides allow, catch the passenger
ferry to the other side of the water and follow the coastline
East. A short/ steep walk brings you to Trebah Gardens
private beach, you can get a glimpse of the bay where
American troops left to help in the DD landings. You will even
walk down the actual road which was laid for the tanks to
reach the beach, which then boarded amphibious boats to be
carried across the water to war.
I hope you have enjoyed your virtual tour of Cornwall’s Lizard Peninsula. Why not book a private guided tour with me and discover more of Cornwall’s amazing places? Let the adventure begin!
Book a tour by calling Louise on 01872 396143 or visit www.experiencecornwalltours.com
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