History in the landscape

Wild it may be, but humans have played their part in creating the heathland landscapes of The Lizard. From prehistoric archaeology to the Second World War buildings of Goonhilly Downs and present-day sustainable farming and grazing practices, the land has been shaped by people, and they have left traces of their passing on the land. Explore a remote and atmospheric Neolithic village near Kynance or climb to the roof of a radar station from the Second World War.

Potential images to choose from: NT image 1520867 (Poldhu); NT image 67150 (Lizard lighthouse)

Find out more

If you want explore this topic in more depth, then start with these articles on our website [NB. these are all existing articles, and the titles below should be links – again, I may need to do some future refining]:

  • The Lizard land use: the history of how humans have made their mark on The Lizard’s landscape
  • The landscape history and archaeology of The Lizard’s downs and moors: discover the wealth of archaeological remains of the heathlands
  • Former WW2 bunker recommissioned after 70 years (pub. November 2015)
  • In search of The Lizard’s lost shipwrecked souls (pub. September 2015)
  • Natural and cultural heritage on The Lizard(pub. July 2016)
  • Historic boundary hedge restoration at Teneriffe(pub. January 2016)