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Lizard to Coverack

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A varied section including beach walks, some ascents, and views back to Lizard Head Lighthouse.  You'll also pass the ruins of a serpentine rock factory enroute to Coverack. 
moderate
Distance 17.9 km
5:45 h
279 m
338 m
74 m
3 m

The Lizard is sometimes referred to as “Cornwall’s Big Toe” dipping into the ocean. Its an impressive area where sub-tropical conditions allow rare species of plants to grow. The first few miles walk to Cadgwith Cove is a very popular section with its fantastic views back to the lighthouse.

Reach Kannack Sands which is a great area to dip your feet with rock pools where you can see sea cucumbers and starfish. Head up along the cliff top of Black Head Point and then take the path along to the little harbour village of Coverage.

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Taylor St John
Update: July 25, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Highest point
74 m
Lowest point
3 m
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This tour appears in the following itineraries:

WES(SWCP)PTF2

WES(SWCP)PTF1

Start

Lizard (74 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SW 70370 12516
DD
49.968552, -5.203553
DMS
49°58'06.8"N 5°12'12.8"W
UTM
30U 341981 5537461
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Destination

Coverack

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These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

OS Grid
SW 70370 12516
DD
49.968552, -5.203553
DMS
49°58'06.8"N 5°12'12.8"W
UTM
30U 341981 5537461
w3w 
///divider.oxidation.ages
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.9 km
Duration
5:45 h
Ascent
279 m
Descent
338 m
Highest point
74 m
Lowest point
3 m
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