Skyburriowe Farm: Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. Directions, Location & Area

Directions, Location and Area

Take the Lizard road (A3083). At the end of RNAS Culdrose Airstation there is a small round about. Carry on straight across remaining on the Lizard Road for approximately 1.5 miles. At the B&B Campsite sign turn left and follow the signs for half a mile. At this point look for the no through road sign, located on the right hand side, as this is the approach road to the farm and the sites. Please drive slowly in this area.

The Lizard Peninsula is approximately 14 miles by 14 miles and is the most southerly point of mainland Britain, jutting out into the sea where the Atlantic Ocean and The English Channel meet.

The peninsula is well worth exploring. You will discover small coves, fishing villages, traditional Cornish buildings hundreds of years old and an abundance of wildlife. Of course there is also the ancient town of Helston, home of the Furry Dance or Porthleven which is the most southerly working port in mainland Britain.


There is always something of interest throughout the seasons in this area.

Springtime brings the hedge rows alive with a variety of flowers some of which are uncommon and some unusual. At the right time you will discover bluebells in abundance.

Summer has the attraction of the sandy beaches, boat trips, and of course the migration of the Basking shark, a large adorable creature that lives on nothing but plankton. If you are really lucky, they are some times followed by the Orcas.



Autumn brings a change with the nights drawing in but it can be so cosy returning home to an evening in having taken advantage of the many local restaurants, cafes, bars and Inns.

Winter can be exceptionally exciting with the Atlantic gales starting to roll in from the western approaches. You will see large waves pounding the cliffs sending huge volumes of spray into the air. It doesn't take much imagination to produce a mental image of the old sailing ships battling against the seas and wind to make the safety of a harbour.



Between Helston and Porthleven lies the National Trusts Penrose walks. Penrose Estate houses the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall.

Throughout the year there are always attractions open: Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station, Flambards, The Maritime Museum and for a day trip out why not visit the Eden Project before returning to the local inn or restaurant for that evening meal and a quiet pint with the locals.