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Porthleven to Lizard

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A fantastic section and fine example of Cornwall walking, discover coves freshwater lagoons and classic cliff-top walking from Porthleven to Lizard. 

difficult
23.6 km
7:15 h
306 m
237 m

Todays walk begins with a walk along a stretch of beach to the wonderful Loe Bar where Loe Pool sits (Cornwall’s largest freshwater lake).

Birdwatching is very common on the lake so if you wish take a stroll down and see what you can spot. The path continues along cliff edges and down to the fishing village of Mullion Cove. The next few miles to Lizard point can be challenging and boggy underfoot, but worth it as you pass some of the best coastal walking in South Cornwall.

There are several different route options into the town of Lizard, either before or after reaching Lizard Point. Consult your guidebook and your accommodation directions for the best option to your overnight. 

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
75 m
Lowest point
-1 m
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This tour appears in the following itineraries:

WES(SWCP)PTF2

WES(SWCP)PTF1

Start

Porthleven (6 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.085378, -5.316716
UTM
30U 334269 5550694

Destination

Lizard

Turn-by-turn directions

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.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
23.6 km
Duration
7:15 h
Ascent
306 m
Descent
237 m
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Highest point
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