Note: Bird (noun/slang/Cornish colloquial ) A familiar term for a female friend or relation.

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Hi, my name is Elizabeth Dale and I am a Cornish freelance writer and blogger. I was born on a farm near Falmouth and I can trace my family tree in Cornwall all the way back to 1550. And I am more than a little proud of that heritage.

I spent 9 years travelling the world, visiting more than 50 countries. But when I came home I realised that some of the best stories and most beautiful sunsets are found right on my doorstep in Cornwall. I wanted to share that with visitors and locals alike, so the Cornish Bird Blog was born!

Part of my aim has always been to preserve local heritage and our cultural history. To tell Cornwall’s untold stories.

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I have a First Class degree in Journalism and Creative Writing and I am now a freelance writer, producing articles for local and national magazines and websites.

If you have a story you want told or would just like to contact me, please drop me a line:


Or take a look at more of my professional writing HERE

You can also check out my Media Kit 2020.

I provide all the content on this blog completely free, there’s no subscription fee. If however you enjoy my work and would like to contribute something towards helping me keep researching Cornwall’s amazing history and then sharing it with you then you can donate below. Thank you!

Please note: I am not a professional historian, all the research is my own and I have formed my own opinions and stories from it – nothing should be taken as 100% fact.

All content, both text and images, belongs to me and cannot be reproduced or copied without my consent.

19 thoughts on “About

  1. I look forward to reading – and learning – much more about the area I’ve made my home recently. Your blog is much more entertaining and informative than any number of Tourist tat websites 🙂

  2. I am so pleased to have come across your blog! I have visited Cornwall for some 30 years now as my father lives down there. I have recently rediscovered the wealth of stone circles and stone crosses in West Penwith and shall continue to try to find them all and photograph them. Thanks for such informative articles I shall look forward to seeing them pop into my in box in the future!

  3. Hello – I landed here after you liked a post on my site – it’s lovely to meet someone who appreciates their local landscape and history so deeply. Your blog has a lovely personal feel to it.

    1. Hello thank you very much for the follow and I am glad you like my blog, it is taking over my life a little but it does come from a life time of loving where I come from! 😃

  4. Great blog, makes me miss home, I traveled around Cornwall much as a chef and have some places for you to explore!! If you can get to the valley of Trenython Manor, they are nice you can ask for permission…In the valley a forgotton smugglers cave or perhaps the resting place for King Mark as the valley is called Lampetho (valley of the dead). Talland Bay has some great stories too and the wreck at Sharpnose Point 😉

  5. Hi, just to let you know that I’ve tagged you in the ‘Blue Skies Challenge’. I love your blog and just wanted to show my support, but won’t feel offended if you’d rather not take part as I know it does take time 🙂

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