There are a few places in Cornwall that are really special to me that I tend keep to myself and until now the logan rock on Louden hill was one of those places. But after walking out there today I decided its just too fun not to share!
Bodmin moor is relatively small when you compare it to Dartmoor or the wilds of Wales and Scotland but that for me is part of the attraction. It means that within a few minutes the walker can find themselves in complete solitude and in a strange and forgotten country.
There is very little information about Louden hill but this part of the moor is alive with ancient relics – 3 stone circles and numerous cairns, huts circles and remains of field boundaries all dating for the bronze age. The subject of this post however is not man made, it is a wonderful natural phenomena. Weathering causes one rock to be balancing perfectly on top on another, allowing it to rock with only a little effort!
Watch me wobble
(Apologies for the wellies and muddy trackies – I’m not really a glamour puss!)
Several logan rocks have been identified over the years in Cornwall. The most famous I wrote about a while ago The Raising of Logan Rock and can be found near Porthcurno. Sadly it no longer moves. Most however have disappeared, been destroyed or like the one at Treen no longer rock. The word “logan” (pronounced “logg-un”) is said to have derived from the Cornish word “log”, which means “to rock like a drunkard”.
I love this spot. Not only for the fun of playing with the logan rock but for the peace! And lets face it the views alone are spectacular and well worth the trek!
Take a look at my other posts for some ideas of other places to visit on the moor: