Slow Ways linking Lizard and Coverack, Helston

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Lizard’s two Slow Ways: 50%

Drawn: 2/2
reviewed: 2/2
verified: 0/2
and surveyed: 0/2

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Lizard from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Helliz one

Review me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 395m Descent 359m
Lizcov one Verify me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 437m Descent 372m

Collective progress

50% of Lizard’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified









3 people have contributed to Lizard’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Lizard

34km out of 34km have been walked and reviewed

67km of reviews have been shared in Lizard

Latest Updates

Walked this enjoyable route in reverse (Lizard to Helston) on Wednesday 12th October. I wonder whether the route setter knows the Helston area very well, because the route between Poldhu and Helston took me across a couple of fields where the footpath is virtually non-existent. It's hard to grumble too much because I saw two deer on one of the fields, which is the first time I've seen deer this close to Helston!...

Jules Lewis

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Jules Lewis took this photo on Helliz one

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The route occasionally takes you on the South West Coast Path but mainly runs inland. The route then follows the South West Coast Path till Gunwalloe having past Poldu Cove and then the Gunwalloe Chuch on Church Cove where there is a National Trust Cafe....

Paul Haines

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Paul Haines took this photo on Helliz one

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Starting at Coverack there are good facilities, cafe, toilet, etc and direct bus connection from Truro....

Paul Haines

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Paul Haines took this photo on Lizcov one

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Arguably the best route to take when travelling between these two locations, passing along lovely beaches and coves that make for perfect resting (or swimming) spots. It's only possible by foot; there are a few steep sections to descend/climb and numerous step/stone/squeeze/Cornish along the way....


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Slow Ways added Helliz one, a new walk from Helston to Lizard

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Slow Ways added Lizcov one, a new walk from Lizard to Coverack

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Lizard, Mon 27 March


Lizard’s Slow Ways starting point

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Lat / Lon

49.96880° / -5.20386°

Easting / Northing

170,354E / 12,546N


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