The Longest Grave in the UK – Veryan, Cornwall

longest grave in UK Veryan

I am always on the look out for the unusual, the odd and the downright peculiar, whether it is a house with a 3000 years lease, a lost golden cup, or a sighting of mermaids I just love to find the story behind it all! So when I heard about a grave in the village […]

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Captain John Parsons & the Prisoner of War Pass – a hidden story in Falmouth’s National Maritime Museum.

My house is full of past lives. My family have lived on the farm where I grew up for just over 100 years, consequently as a child I was surrounded by other people’s possessions; their books, furniture and knick-knacks. One generation after another has added to the chattels of the house. The mirror that I […]

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The Ferry Boat to Dennis Head & St Anthony

The Helford River and it’s surrounds is one of the most beautiful regions of the county. But it remains one of the least visited. These slow moving waterways, sunken lanes and quiet creekside villages are hard to reach by car. For me by far the best way is to cross the river by passenger ferry […]

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Things to do in St Austell

things to do st austell

The landscape around St Austell, once an ancient medieval market town, is dominated by the white mountainous peaks known as the Cornish Alps. They, like the town, grew out of the China Clay industry which still thrives to this day and it is that industrial footprint on the landscape which also allowed the development of […]

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The Ferry Boat to Helford Village & Frenchman’s Creek

I have lived close to Falmouth all my life but up until a few days ago I had never taken the ferry across the Helford River. The aptly named Ferry Boat Inn was buzzing with people enjoying a drink in the late afternoon sun. And on the small beach children played in the shallows, while […]

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Things to do in Falmouth

Things to do in Falmouth

Falmouth is fast becoming one of the most exciting and diverse of Cornwall’s towns. From its high street full in independent shops, bars and cafes, to its fantastic beaches, its thriving University and historical working dockyards, this is a town alive with Cornish culture and a flourishing artistic spirit. It is the perfect destination for […]

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Scott’s Quay, Constantine – a hidden history

If there is one thing that Cornwall does well, it is hide it’s industrial past. The desolate mining landscapes of 200 years ago have been largely reclaimed by nature. Many have become unlikely havens for wildlife and recreation. Hidden History One of my favourite walks takes in such a landscape. Although you have to look […]

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Things to do in Beautiful Bude

Bude is Cornwall’s most northerly town and has been a popular seaside resort since Victorian times. This dramatic stretch of coastline has long been known for its unusual geology, shipwrecks, excellent surfing and outstanding nature beauty. Today Bude is a lovely get-away which is often missed on the usual tourist trail as people bypass it […]

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Chapel Carn Brea – Cornwall’s First and Last Hill

Chapel Carn Brea is said to be the first and last hill in Britain. Just south of St Just in Penwith it overlooks the dramatic rocky peninsula of Lands End and stunning Sennen coastline. This hill is a focal point in this part of Cornwall, and has been for thousands of years. The First and […]

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100:UnEarth – WildWorks’ ambitious new show at Heligan!

The weather is glorious. The setting dreamlike. Everything is falling into place. In just a few days the most anticipated show of the summer will get underway. I was more than a little delighted to be invited to watch the final dress rehearsal of 100: UnEarth before the show premiers in just a couple of […]

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