The Lizard: unique and wildlife rich

Coastline from Kynance NT

Find out what National Trust have been working on across the Lizard & Penrose

Coastline from Kynance Cove | © National Trust Images, Ross Hoddinott


Volunteers show visitors the local wildlife from the watchpoint at Lizard Point, Cornwall | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey


Lizard wireless station exterior | © Katie Reynolds

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Hairy Curtain Crust
Bronze Age roundhouse at Kynance Gate
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Flower-rich meadows, rolling heaths, windswept cliffs, marine life above and below the waves, woods, freshwater ponds and streams…put them together and all these different habitats are why The Lizard is so special for wildlife.

Known especially for its unique and abundant flora and wide landscapes, you will also find birds, mammals, invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians and, of course, a multitude of marine life. Explore further to find out more about the extraordinary natural world of The Lizard. 

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About us

Welcome to Natural Lizard, the website of the Linking The Lizard Countryside Partnership. This is your one-stop shop for information about wildlife, conservation and enjoying the ‘outdoors’ on The Lizard Peninsula, in Cornwall.

We are working together to ensure that the land in our care is managed in a coordinated, sustainable and inclusive way that benefits people, wildlife and cultural heritage. We also work to build both flexibility and resilience in the face of increasing environmental, social and economic pressures, such as climate change and the changing face of agriculture.

Our work

National Nature Reserve

The Lizard Peninsula is one of the finest places in the country for both landscape and wildlife, with a wealth of plants, animals and habitats that make visiting the area a must for nature lovers.

Get involved and Groundswell

Volunteering with us is a great way to spend time outdoors and discover some of our special places, while doing ‘good stuff’ for people and nature. We have a range of opportunities on offer.

Conservation and land management

Together, we work hard to look after and enhance biodiversity on The Lizard. Conservation managers, landowners and farmers all play an important role.

Research and publications

It does not take a genius to know that the more we know about our nature reserve and associated land the better we can care for it.