Lizard Special Tour by Alvajoan of Cornwall.

Just below the Helford river runs the Lizard peninsula boundary line from Porthallow in the east to Mullion in the south.

The Lizard UK is one of only a three known areas around our globe with exposed ophiolite & peridotites from the ocean’s crust having pierced through the continental crust.

In this area is a Seal Sanctuary that can be visited during Your tour. Entry fee to this is applicable.

Fogous only exist in West Cornwall and one of them is here on the Lizard peninsula, Halliggye Fogou. The word fogou comes from Cornish for cave (fuggy-holes in old cornish). This fogou is situated within the Trelowarren estate and the Vyvvyan family still reside in the house.

On Goonhilly Downs – a large national nature reserve – is Goonhilly Earth Station, the Dry Stone Menhir standing stone, bronze age barrows, birds and dragonflies wetlands & pools together with rare wild plants almost found nowhere else. The weather is mild all year around and owing to the local geology the Downs are stunning anytime. Cornish Chough (palores in cornish) live and breed here with plenty of space as the Lizard National Nature Reserve stretches across nearly 2000 hectares.

Oxroasting is held in St Keverne on the first Wednesday in August every year with large celebrations. The parish church is a splendid visit.

Roskilly’s is a working organic farm with lots of animals to visit and a great cafe for a cuppa. The home made ice cream is FAB! Lunches with locally produced foods is also a treat.

 

From farms to fishing ports.

Coverack is a small fishing village where the port was built with green serpentine rock from the Poltesco factory nearby. At St Peter’s church in there, the pulpit font and lectern are made from green serpentine rock.

At Poltesco, the remains and museum in memory of the pilchard and serpentine industry that once flourished here can be visited.

Lizard Point, the most southerly point of mainland UK, is admirable. RNLI had a lifeboat station here for years and the old launch can still be seen. The Manacles are underwater treacherous rocks stretching a nautical mile off land and have claimed many lives and ships. As well as grand scenic views to sea there is a super cafe for a spot of lunch. Historically, this has been a great vantage point for spotting unwanted visitors to Cornwall and lighting beacons to warn the rest of Cornwall.

There are many coves along the Lizard coast with superb scenery and we visit some on every tour. Scenes for Poldark were filmed at Church Cove near Gunwalloe as well as at Godolphin House the other side of Helston.

Helston is at the top of the Lizard peninsula and every year Flora Day with it’s ‘Furry Dance’ is celebrated in May. The Godolphin family was influential in Helston during rich mining years in 16th and 17th centuries. In Breage church, dedicated to St Breaca of Ireland, a plaque commemorates Margaret Godolphin who after her death finally was laid to rest here.

There is entry fee payable at Godolphin House and Gardens.

Sturdy good walking shoes are recommended for this Tour as grounds can be uneven.

Stops for DELIGHTFUL Cornish Cream Teas and Cornish Pasties as well as comfort breaks available.

 

Book your Private Lizard peninsula Special Tour with Alvajoan.

Email us what you’d like to see and experience. It will be our pleasure to design and create Your Private Bespoke Lizard peninsula Tour just for You. Call us on +44 1326 565441 or +44 7772 777545 to which you can also send text, or email: info@alvajoan.com.  I must stress that ALL of the above is impossible to see in ONE day between 9am and 5pm.

Driver-Guided in English full day Cornwall Tours with Alvajoan start from GB£245 and includes pick up and return within Cornwall with our knowledgeable experienced driver-guide but excludes food, drink and venue entry fees. German and other languages guides at cost price and subject to availability. Our comfortable licenced vehicles seat from 1 to 16 passengers and some have wheelchair access. Booking required. Public Liability Insurance of GB£10million. Half day tours (10am to 2pm) start from GB£140.

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Alvajoan of Cornwall

  • Geologically unusual: one of only 3 in the world
  • Superb cafe: for a spot of lunch or cream tea
  • Former lifeboat station: remains can be viewed