History in the landscape

Wild it may be, but humans have played their part in creating the heathland landscapes of The Lizard, from prehistory 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. On The Lizard, you can explore a remote and atmospheric Neolithic village near Kynance or climb to the roof of a radar station from the Second World War.

Lloyds Signal Station
Lloyds Signal Station, Lizard Point
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Poltesco (📷 Amanda Scott)

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