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National Trust Lizard Ponies – Regenerating the coastal habitat

National Trust Lizard Ponies

The photos were taken in this gallery ( National Trust Lizard Ponies ) were taken on a walk from the Lizard lighthouse along the coast path towards Housel Bay. The coast path is maintained by the National Trust and there is an excellent car park.


This area saw the return of Cornish Choughs and in order to maintain the ideal habitat, The National Trust introduced a small herd of this hardy breed these, along with the cattle from the National Trust farms help to maintain the rich flora and fauna of the coastal slopes, which make an ideal habitat for feeding choughs.

You can read more about the work of the local warden who is responsible for the  National Trust Lizard Ponies and  Shetland Pony herd here.

You can also visit the Lizard Lighthouse.  There are two cafes below the car park on the coastal path.  If you walk in the other direction it will take you to Kynance Cove and another cafe with a spectacular beach at low tide. You will often spot seals on this part of the coast.


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