The Raising of Logan Rock

In Cornwall we have a special kind of geological feature that throughout history has given the Cornish folks bucket loads of joy.  It is the natural phenomena known as the Logan Rock. The word logan comes from the Cornish ‘logging’, meaning rocking and refers to a number of rocks which through some a happy accident are on a pivot […]

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Tregiffian Barrow & the Cup-marked Stone

Just beside the road, not far from the much-visited Merry Maidens stone circle, is a fascinating ancient site. It is often over-looked as people whiz by it on their way to have their picture taken at Lands End. Tregiffian Barrow, which unfortunately is half covered by the road, is a prehistoric burial chamber. This site […]

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Quartz monuments – Duloe Stone Circle & the Nine Sisters

If you were going to build a monument, perhaps in commemoration of someone or for some religious purpose, you would build it to last wouldn’t you? And when you designed it you would make sure that it was beautiful and that it stood out from its surroundings.  After all you would hope that your monument would last for a […]

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Cornwall’s Oldest Road

The hedge towers above me, the moss is thick and bright green, lush ferns give the scene an ancient and almost topical feel. I am standing on Cornwall’s oldest ‘road’. The Giant’s Hedge This route once ran for 10 miles between Lerryn and Looe and was in use around 4000 years old. The road cuts so deep down into […]

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