LPHT logo Registered Charity No. 1092934

Lizard Peninsula Heritage Trust
Our Origins

Since our origins in 1997 as Friends of the Lizard, the Lizard Peninsula Heritage Trust (the Lizard Trust) has become a fast growing organisation, with an increasing membership among both residents and visitors. We are evolving a wider interest in all matters that contribute to the natural, historic and man-made environments of the Lizard Peninsula, with the twin aims of seeking their protection and enhancement , while promoting their understanding and enjoyment.
We changed our name in 2005 to reflect our terms of reference more accurately.

What is our area of concern?

We define our area of concern as the rural parishes of Constantine, Cury, Grade Ruan, Gunwalloe, Gweek, Landewednack, Manaccan, Mawgan-in-Meneage, Mullion, St Anthony-in-Meneage, St Keverne and St Martin-in-Meneage. In this way we include the parishes that affect the setting of the Lizard as well as those on the Peninsula itself.

Lizard Point
Lizard Point


Helford River
Helford River

Aerial photographs: Steve Hartgroves
Historic Environment Service,
Cornwall County Council

Our Constitution

Our aims for the Lizard:

Promote recognition of and pride in the special qualities of the Peninsula;

Seek the conservation of architectural, natural and historic features, in order to preserve and enhance the Peninsula's character and local distinctiveness;

Promote particularly high standards of planning, architecture and land management, appropriate to the area's environmental importance;

Educate and interest the public on all aspects of the Peninsula's environment and history.

To achieve our aims we are constantly seeking mutually beneficial relations with Cornwall Council and our Parish Councils, with the policies and proposals set out in the Regional and Local planning documents generally forming the bases of our strategy. We also work closely with the very many national, county and local amenity and environmental organisations whose objectives are sympathetic to our own. We are now group members of the CPRE and registered with the Civic Trust as the Civic Society for the Lizard Peninsula.