How can I get about?
By foot and by bike are of course the best ways to enjoy the atmosphere and scenery. The map to have is the Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 103 – The Lizard
By Bike – much of the inland parts of the peninsula are flatish which is unusual for Cornwall. There are many quiet back roads which are a delight to cycle. Around the coast the roads can be far more challenging, there are several serious hills as the roads cross valleys formed as rivers carve their way down to the sea from the inland plateau. Off- road biking is possible on bridleways, but pick your routes with care as the climate and geography mean that some of these can be very muddy. There are several cycle hire centres locally.
By Car – most people arrive on the Peninsula by car. Don’t forget that this is a rural area; the roads are narrow and winding. Don’t be in a hurry, be prepared for single-track roads, animals and tractors. Keep an eye out for passing places and be prepared to stop and reverse to let less manoeuvrable vehicles pass.
By bus – There is a regular bus service covering most of the peninsula, but make sure you get hold of a timetable. These are available from www.firstgroup.com, or 08456001420