The Lizard Heritage Coast

Description:
This heritage coast stretches from Portmellon to Zone Point, just south of St. Mawes The mild climate of the Roseland area makes it a naturalist's paradise, with a variety of rare and unusual plants. As well, the seabird breeding area at Gull Rock (Nare Head) is one of the largest on the south coast.

The coastline is gentle - as if to suit the climate! There are fine sandy beaches along the shore, the largest in Gerrans Bay, near the village of Treworlas.

The Roseland area has a reputation as a haven for landscape painters and photographers, and it is easy to see why. The mild climate and variety of coast and moorland scenery make this part of the "Cornish Riviera" an exceptional place to visit if you love the outdoors.

The South West Coast Path runs along the cliffs on its 600 mile journey from Poole (Dorset) to Minehead (Somerset), and there also are a number of enjoyable village walks promoted by the Falmouth - Fowey Countryside Service. Brochures are available from Tourist Information Centres in Truro and Falmouth.

Area Countryside attractions:
The South West Coast Path
Easily the longest and, in places, the most arduous, of England's National Trails. The path is actually the amalgamation of 4 paths; the Somerset & North Devon, Cornwall, South Devon, and Dorset Coastal paths. The route is quite popular, and it can be crowded in the summer months, though there are always long stretches where your only company will be a chorus of sea birds. >More ...

The Lizard Heritage Coast
The Heritage Coast stretches from Porthleven to Enys Head, just past Lizard, the most southerly point of mainland England, and it possesses the warmest climate in Britain. The Lizard Peninsula is a place of gentle heath and coastal grassland, and takes in several coastal nature trails as well as the long distance South West Coast Path. More ...

Attractions in South West England
Maps:
Ordnance Survey Landranger map #204


Resources:
Cornwall Travel Guide 
Tourist Information Centres

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