The western edge of the Lizard peninsula which the South West Coast Path follows has a special status,
designated both as a National Park and a Heritage Coastline. Mullion sits at the centre of this stretch of coast.
The South West Coast Path is Britain's longest national trail. It stretches for 630 miles (1014 km),
running from Minehead in Somerset, along the coasts of Devon and Cornwall, to Poole in Dorset.
Since it rises and falls with every river mouth, it is also one of the more challenging trails.
The path originated as a route for the Coastguard to walk from lighthouse to lighthouse patrolling for smugglers.
As a result, the path closely hugs the coast providing excellent views but rarely the most direct path between two points.
Britain has unique right-of-way laws that keep historic foot paths open to the public.
And being on a Peninsula you are simply spoilt for choice.
A stroll around the Helford River or Gillan Creek provides opportunities for quiet discovery,
whilst the cliffs from Mullion to the Lizard offer dramatic views.
Wherever you are the constant ebb and flow of the tide
means that no two days are ever quite the same.
The official guide to the South West Coast Path may be found online at
Local walks around the Mullion area are described on the site at the link
Mullion Cove to Lizard Point and village.