The Lizard village is a confusing place. All roads converge on a large car park from which the signs suggest that the coast path can be reached by three out of the four compass points. When we left the Lizard heading north, we left by that road. When we left heading east, we left by another path. All of which adds up to a ‘minor navigational error’ which meant that we had not walked a distance of about quarter of a mile: the missing link.
A sunny spring day encouraged us out to complete the missing section so that our arrival at the Devon border could genuinely signify the end of the walk. We did not want a short section to be hanging over us.
This was not our longest walk but it certainly blew the cobwebs away and it was good to be back on the tough Lizard cliffs and within reach of the sea. On the other hand, falling during the Easter holidays, it was busy with people every few yards: very different from the remote northern cliffs we have been walking recently. It was almost standing room only by the NT shop.
We ignored the crowds and walked on to Housel Bay so that we could feel justified in having walked rather further than the mandatory minimum. We passed a helpful sign (see gallery) which suggested that our feelings about the Lizard village were well-grounded.