Why does it take so long to walk a mile on the island? Not because the going is hard, but because there are so many reasons to stop. The South End Walk, for example, offers a succession of curiosities.

Visitors can enter a cave once used to hold prisoners, see the remains of an ancient burial chamber, climb to the top of the highest lighthouse in Britain, identify the first tee of what was once Lundy's golf course, inspect the Georgian cannons which fired every ten minutes in fog, find the chasm created by tremors from the Lisbon earthquake of 1755, enjoy the magnificent views of inlets, caves, rock-stacks, screes, crags and buttresses on the west side, look out for heath spotted orchards in the wet-plant area, find debris from the German Heinkel that crash-landed in 1941, follow the track of the quarry railway, explore the remains of the Victorian quarry, and see the Lundy cabbage plant which grows nowhere else in the world.


Season by season, from dawn to dusk, the walker on Lundy is offered endless interest and delight.