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.
Find out more
If you want explore this topic in more depth, then why not start with these articles on our website:
- The landscape history and archaeology of The Lizard’s downs and moors: Discover the wealth of archaeological remains on the heathlands
- Wrecks and wrecking at Gunwalloe – fact and fiction: Find out more about The Lizard’s long history of shipwrecks
- WWII discoveries at Windmill Farm Nature Reserve: When you visit windmill Farm, you can look for WWII pill boxes as well as birds and other wildlife