Natural England - The Lizard NNR

The Lizard NNR

The Lizard NNR is a complex of numerous isolated sites and has two main habitat types: coastal grasslands & heaths and inland heaths.

The Lizard NNR, Predannock Downs

Ma’n Lesard goz dinerby: The Lizard welcomes you!

Where: Cornwall

Main habitat: The Lizard is a wonderful mixture of habitats that are just crying out to be explored, from stunning cliffs and beaches, to coastal grassland and inland heaths.

Why visit: Whether you’re in search of a cliff-top ramble, a picnic on the beach, or the chance to see some remarkable wildlife, The Lizard is the perfect destination.

Star species: In spring the swathes of cliff-top wild flowers are breathtaking, and the heaths are ablaze with colour in summer. The chough, with its famous red bill, is the avian star of the Lizard – you generally hear their characteristic call before seeing them.

Access: There is limited wheelchair access to the reserve apart from a 1km level surfaced path at Goonhilly. The Reserve is open access, with many statutory and permissive bridleways. Paths can become very boggy in the winter and in wet summers.

Other nearby attractions: The Cornwall Wildlife Trust, and the National Trust, also manage significant wildlife sites on The Lizard.

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For lots more information about the Lizard visit Linking the Lizardexternal link which is a partnership between Natural England, the National Trust, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, NFU and Exeter/Falmouth Universities.

Further information

Lizard NNR
Higher Bochym,
Rural Workshops,
Cury Cross Lanes,
Helston,
Cornwall, TR12 7AZ
Tel 01326 240808