Lizard, Cornwall to Coverack, Cornwall

Lizard Cornwall to Coverack Cornwall

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                 From the lighthouse -------------------->       you can see Lands End
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Its a pity the tourist shacks spoil the idyll
miles 163 - 166
From Lizard Point it is nearly another mile to the lighthouse. After many shipwrecks, the lighthouse was built in 17th century, and with improvements is still in use today. On the way there are another two steep downs and ups, and paths branch down to Polpeor Cove and Polbream Cove.
Just past the lighthouse is the Lion's Den, a sea cave that collapsed in 1847, leaving a gaping hole in the cliff. On round Housel Bay (there is a steep path down for explorers) to the Marconi Signal Station, used by the great man for his early radio transmisions.
A few hundred yards past the Marconi building is the modern Coast Guard station thaat keeps an eye on shipping movements in and out of the English Channel
Just past the coast guard station at Bass Point there is a path dropping down to the lifeboat station at Kilcobben Cove. And within a few yards you drop down to another cove, Church Cove. This is named after the Landewednack church, which is 600 yards inland at this point. The church is mainly 15th century, but it does have 12th century serpentine pillars on its porch. It  is now over 300 years since the last Cornish language sermon was preached here in 1674.
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        Housel Bay

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miles 166 - 168
The track then crosses old serpentine workings from which the pillars probably came, and climbs up past a shipping marker to the 200 foot cliff tops.
After a mile of cliff walking, you pass another collaped sea cave - the Devil's Frying Pan, just before the path drops down to the village of Cadgwith in its cove. Cadgwith has some nice old cottages and also a pub
Past the pub, the path climbs up to St Enys Head, then along the cliff between gorse and thorn hedges. Just before Carleon, the next cove, it detours a hundred yards inland to get you round a little rocky gorge
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miles 168 - 170
Another half mile gets you to Kennack Sands, which has both a sandy beach and interresting exposed rock formations. There is the inevitable climb up from the sands to the cliff top. Then along the cliffs for another mile and a half to Beagles Point. This is owned by the National Trust. These cliffs are usually very busy with seabirds breeding and flying. Particularly kittiwakes, with their distinctive cries. And Gulls returning fromm trips over the sea to feed
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Not a lot of sand at Kennack Sands!
miles 170 - 173
After Beagles Point, the next headland, Black Head is but a half mile. In this space youu will see some curious paint testing panels - to see how different colours stand up to the elements. And to seaward Dinas Cove
The path then continues a few hundred yards from the sea, to reach the bungalows on the outskirts of Coverack. There is a short detour to see Chynhall's Point, or just continue down the steep hill to reach Coverack Harbour and lifeboat station.
The pub here, the Paris Inn, was named not after the city, but after a liner callled the Paris that was wrecked here in 1899.

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