A Visit to Helston Railway

helston railway

I have been following the steady progress of Helston Railway online for several years. Watched on their Facebook page as sections of track were re-laid, buildings renovated and signs re-painted. It has been wonderful seeing this line being brought back to life. Each year I have been saying to myself that I should go and […]

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Turner in Cornwall – Follow in the artist’s footsteps

The artistic community in Cornwall is thriving. Drawn to the county by the dramatic coastal scenery, the strong creative atmosphere and the famous clarity of the light, there are more artists here than in any other area of the country outside of London. And that pull has been felt for more than 200 years. Here […]

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The Stone circles of The Gambia, West Africa

Wassu stone circles

You might say that this post is a little bit overdue. When I visited the stone circles in The Gambia, West Africa however, back in 2007, I didn’t have this outlet to describe and share what I had seen. Wassu Stone Circles: Credit Richard Williams The stones circles of the Gambia and Senegal are a […]

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Discover the Flicka foundation Donkey Sanctuary

I love a donkey. So why have I never taken the time to visit the Flicka Foundation before today? Mary Berryman founded this wonderful charity more than 20 years ago and it provides a safe place and rehabilitation for more than 600 animals. Today the sanctuary cares for around 100 donkeys and horses in the […]

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Terence Coventry’s clifftop Sculpture Park – a hidden treasure on the Lizard

Terence conventry sculpture park

Terence Coventry’s farm lies on an isolated clifftop not far from the picturesque village of Coverack. Terence lived here for more than 30 years and late in his life he converted three small meadows into a free sculpture park. This beautiful park, in its secluded and unexpected setting, has been surprising walkers ever since. In […]

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Levant Mine and the Tin Coast – Rising Fortunes & Going Underground!

Levant mine

The old crumbling workings of Levant Mine, close to the village of Pendeen, are part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and were once cared for by the Trevithick Society. Recently, the so called ‘Poldark effect’ has meant that visitor numbers here have risen a massive 40% and the present caretakers, the National Trust, […]

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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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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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