Local Walks Around Cedarwood & the Lizard

At Cedarwood we provide ‘tailor-made’ walk descriptions that make it easy for you to navigate your way around the stunning coast and countryside walks in the area.

Six of the circular walks are ones you can do straight from your pod (without driving anywhere first). They have been written out meticulously by Sheila (Kirstie's mum)– who ran her own walking holiday company during the 90s and beyond.

Each walk – mostly between about 3 and 7 miles in length – has been prepared carefully so that you don’t need a map (though we do provide a 1:25,000 map in each pod for you to borrow if you should need it). You simply take the A4 sheet for the walk of your choice from the pod – and follow the directions.

There are also prepared walks located on other parts of the Lizard Peninsula such as a 5-mile walk around the most southerly point, with its lighthouse, lifeboat stations, seals and very dramatic coastal path.

An example of two of our walks – one from Cedarwood to Coverack & one  from Cedarwood to Godrevey Cove - can be seen below:

Sign post at Dean Point
Porthoustock to St Keverne

Walk from Cedarwood to Coverack (village and beach)

As you come out of Cedarwood gate go left along the road and after a few yards you will see the footpath on the right (signed to Coverack).  Follow the path diagonally across the field. Cross the stile and follow the path, cross another stile and keep walking with the hedge on your left. Cross another stile and walk straight ahead, heading for a gate.  Cross the stile beside the gate.  Then – with a red-roofed house to your right and a hedge to your left – follow the path to the trees.  Go through a gateway onto tarmac and turn right along this lane passing a long building and a house called Montana.  Go downhill until you see a footpath to your left (where the road goes to the right).

Go straight ahead .........

South West Coast Path near Lizard Point
IMG_4316 (3).JPG

A circular walk from Cedarwood to the nearby beach at Godrevy, returning along the coast path via Dean Quarry.  (about 4 miles in total)

This lovely walk takes you directly to the nearest beach, Godrevy  -  about 35-40 minutes walk to the beach.  You can either walk back the same way or, preferably, follow the directions here to return via an interesting alternative route. 

From Cedarwood go left down the lane past Roskilly’s.  At the junction turn left then immediately right (ie almost straight across) and follow the lane (known as Meadow Lane) gently downhill – with the ponds and nature trails of Roskilly’s farm over the hedge on your right.  After about 5 minutes or so, turn right at a junction.  Soon you come down to the hamlet of  Rosenithon.  After a bungalow called Camelot and a bench, turn right (postbox in wall on your right here).  Go down this small road until (immediately before a gate leading to Chenhale holiday cottages) you see a kissing gate on your left.  Go through here, with a stream to your left, and follow the path to another gate and stone stile and into a field.  The path leads you downhill with a lovely view of the sea ahead.  (if the tide is not too high you may be able to see the notorious Manacles ahead  -  rocks on which many ships have been wrecked).  At the bottom, cross a stile and a footbridge over the stream.  The path then veers to the left to avoid the marshy area and soon emerges onto the beach.

This is an east-facing beach and.......

Godrevey Cove
Coverack Bay.JPG