My first visit to the Lizard which is a National Trust site so FREE PARKING if you are a member. As usual, the Cornish coast does not let you down.This part of Cornwall is well served by local business.There are many places to eat and drink.
On arrival you are met by National Trust volunteers who have a wealth of information about the walks ,the lighthouse and wildlife.A map and toilets are at the car park; the map gives you simple directions to the various walks.
We chose to walk down to the viewing point where I hoped to see a Cornish chough.
A chough not taken at The Lizard
No choughs seen on today but we did see plenty of other flora and fauna, seals, birds, mammals and succulents.
Seals, Jackdaws, sparrows, cormorants and wild rabbits
The volunteers at the viewing point did a great job pointing out seals perched on the rocks and gave visitors an opportunity to look through their scopes. This (as the sign says) was also:-
There is a pathway from this point to the old lifeboat station; the walk down to the station is spectacular with many viewing points that lead down to the beach.
The old lifeboat station is an interesting insight to days long past and it will be a sad day if these relics were removed
While on the beach we bumped into some locals who were going spear fishing for mullet. They had the full gear , wet suits, spear guns and buoyancy aids for themselves and for “Bob the dog.”
A great day out.
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