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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Herodsfoot, Cornwall – a doubly thankful village

Herodsfoot thankful village

The small village of Herodsfoot in Cornwall is doubly blessed. In fact it is one of only 14 villages in the entire UK with very special claim. A miraculous claim to feel both doubly lucky and doubly thankful for. Discover why. Over the past 4 years as a nation we have collectively marked so many […]

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Mysterious Sunken Treasure at Cudden Point, Cornwall

Between Perranuthnoe and Prussia Cove is a rugged headland jutting out into the sea. This is Cudden Point. A truly beautiful stretch of coast which commands stunning views across Mounts Bay towards Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole. I often enjoy a walk here because of the quiet, the dramatic views of St. Michael’s Mount and the […]

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Armorica – The Mass Migration from Cornwall to Brittany

In the 5th and 6th centuries there was a mass migration of people from Cornwall to the region of France known as Armorica, modern day Brittany and Normandy. Although Cornwall’s deep connections with Brittany are well known, this piece of history is still shrouded in mystery. Like the Welsh and the Cornish the Bretons are […]

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Cornwall & the World’s Purest Diamond

The celebrated Regent Diamond has been on display in the Louvre in Paris since 1887. It is widely considered to be the most beautiful and the purest diamond in the world. But the Regent Diamond once went by another name. It was known as the Pitt Diamond, after Thomas Pitt of Boconnoc, near the Cornish […]

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The Source of the River Fowey

I recently discovered a pamphlet in a charity shop, it is an early publication by E. C. Axford, called The Cornish Moor. There are very few books about Bodmin Moor so I was excited to find it. I soon realised that the same author had also written the 1975 topographical guide to the moors that […]

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Cornwall’s Prehistoric Holed Stones

kenidjack holed stone

The idea that the ancient stones scattered about Cornwall are the monumental remains of an ancient society, who’s motivations and ideas, are now a mystery to us has always fascinated me. As I have mentioned before whenever we had any free time when I was a child my father would take us to see a […]

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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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The Cotton Bag Company & the South West’s growing Eco-friendly Credentials

When I was asked whether I would be interested in writing a review of The Cotton Bag Company‘s latest design of Tote bag I was apprehensive – how would this fit in with my blog? But then something really important occurred to me. . . Practically everyone I know has been switching to refillable water […]

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