The Iconic Wheal Coates

Standing on the headland, above the waves that tumble on to the rocks at Chapel Porth, affords you, in my opinion, one of the finest views of the Cornish coast. Towering cliffs. Roaring seas. Salt air. And as if to emphasis the drama and power of it all the engine houses of Wheal Coates stand […]

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Gwennap Pit & the richest square mile on Earth

Gwennap Pit

Copper mining in the area around Gwennap attracted thousands of people in search of work and wealth but had a devastating effect on the landscape. The tiny parish grew to have a population of around 8500 people in the 1830s. In comparison Truro around the same time had a mere 3000 inhabitants. In the 18th […]

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Ten of Cornwall’s most photogenic beauty spots

There is no doubt that Cornwall is a beautiful county. There is a reason that visitors, writers and in particular artists have been drawn here for centuries. Not only for the fabulous scenery, the rural charm and picture perfect villages but also the wonderful light. Its the same light that makes photography on Cornwall great […]

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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 area’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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The Marvellous Miss Molly’s Tearoom- a rather curious hidden treasure!

I think it is safe to say that there is no where quite like Miss Molly’s Tearoom. You will find it just outside the town of Camborne in a house called The Old College. This 200 years old building is now a fantastic wonderland of antique, vintage and retro bric-a-brac. Nestled amongst the hat stands […]

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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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