Trenance Farm Cottages

Mullion, Helston, Cornwall

tel: 00 44 (0)1326 240 639

Holiday Cottages in Cornwall
Holiday Cottages in Cornwall
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 3 to 4 stars
 3 to 4 stars

The South West Coast Path is Britain's longest national trail

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.

Nearly the entire Lizard coastline is accessible for walking

Walks in the Local Area

Local Beaches


Parking is available at many locations around the coast

South West Coast Path

There are many cafes along the coast where you can stop for a snack

Cafes on the Coast in the Local Area

Local Beaches


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

The official guide to the South West Coast Path may be found online at www.southwestcoastpath.com. Local walks around the Mullion area are described on the site at the link Mullion Cove to Lizard Point and village.

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