In Launceston, Throwing Stones at Mary Magdalene

Living as I do in Mid Cornwall sometimes it can feel that I am a long way from anywhere in either direction. If I take a trip ‘down west’ then I like to make a day of it and take a picnic. And the same must be said for the other direction too. There would […]

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The Singular Mr Daniel Gumb & his house of rocks

Walking out in to the silence of Bodmin moor when the sky is bright blue and the air is still there is a kind of rare peacefulness for me.  The whisper of the breeze though the dried grasses. The buzz of various flying beasties seems so loud in that vast open space.  Tricked by the recent […]

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Trencrom – A Fort with a View

Trencrom offers one of the finest views in Cornwall.  This ancient Iron Age Hill Fort gives you a 360 degree panorama of the Penwith.  It is one of the few places from which you can see both the north and the south coast at the same time.   St Ives bay on one side . […]

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Boscawen-un Stone Circle

The names spin by outside the car, Buryas Bridge, Drift, Catchall and then I see the tiny turning that I need and swing the car in, onto the dirt road.  This is the track to Boscawen-un, one of the first ancient places on the Penwith that I ever came to.  That was probably 20 years ago […]

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Mermaids sighted in Cornwall (honest!)

I took the opportunity of spending a beautiful day walking along the cliffs at Mawgan Porth.  This stunning stretch of the north Cornwall coast has high cliffs which tower above flat golden beaches. On a sunny day it is a lovely place to be.  But my walk was all in the name of research, of course. Strange Sightings In the […]

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