Murder in Poundstock Church

The small hamlet of Poundstock huddles in a lush wooded valley between Boscastle and Bude. It is a picturesque place. Peaceful, timeless. But the quiet belies what was once a rather bloody past. A past which saw feuding Cornish families take up arms against each other and led to one of Cornwall’s most notorious murders. […]

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Droskyn Point Prehistoric Galleries – Cornwall’s Oldest Mine

Droskyn Point towers above Perranporth beach. The crashing waves of the Atlantic beat its rocky cliffs. But this spectacular headland hides an ancient secret. Hidden down a steep, narrow path is thought to be the earliest known evidence of mining in Cornwall. Beginnings . . . The origins of tin mining in Cornwall are hazy […]

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Porthtowan – ghosts, dragons & shipwrecks

“The seashore seems to be a potent spot for ghosts. Fishermen dread to walk anywhere near where a ship has foundered. The souls of drowned sailors are said to haunt such places and the ‘calling of the dead’ has frequently been heard . . .” James Turner, The Stone Peninsula, 1975. Fishermen and sailors are […]

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Bedruthan Steps

“All the grandeur of the North Cornwall coast is here . . . It is truly a superb bit of scenery combining grand and fantastic rocks with a sea constantly varying in its blues, greens and purples . . . Those that stand above these cliffs must acknowledge that even Cornwall has not a finer […]

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The Lady’s Window, Trevalga Cliffs

“For many connoisseurs the cliff walks between Boscastle and Tintagel are the finest in the whole of the Cornish coast . . . fantastically shaped rocks amuse the lonely walker with the attempt to read some significance into their contorted features, but are, at dusk, too frightening to linger by.” S.H. Burton The stretch of […]

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Marsland Mouth – crossing the Cornwall & Devon border on foot

Marsland - Devon and Cornwall border

I have crossed the Cornish border many times. By car and by train, on big bridges and small. But I realised a few days ago that I have never actually crossed it on foot. So the next day I set out to Marsland Mouth to change that. The Cornwall/Devon border wiggles it’s way between the […]

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The Treburrick Standing Stone & interpreting menhirs.

This incredible menhir is pretty isolated. Roughly a mile from some of Cornwall’s most beautiful coastal scenery, this old stone stands alone on a hillside. The Treburrick standing stone is a huge piece of bright white quartz. Covered in lichen, it is 6 feet 6 inches high and sits in a circular depression, probably caused […]

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St Nectan’s Glen – a mysterious history

The north coast of Cornwall. Dramatic. Isolated. Remarkable in every sense. Along this coast you can find Cornwall’s highest cliffs, strange tales of ancient kings and shipwrecks, and some of the county’s most beautiful and dramatically situated coastal towns and villages. Not far from Boscastle is Rocky Valley and the hamlet of Trethevy. From here […]

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Things to do in Boscastle

This small village on the North Coast of Cornwall was once one of the county’s best kept secrets but these days it is well and truly on the tourist trail and for good reason! Not only is Boscastle a picture-perfect example of a hidden Cornish harbour but it also offers the visitor a rather lovely […]

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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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