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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Roman Milestones – a Roadtrip around Cornwall

When I was at school I distinctly remember being told that the Romans never conquered the Cornish. That the county and the people were too wild for them and, like the Scottish in the north, they decided we were best left alone. It is now common knowledge that that is not entirely true. I have […]

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Men Scryfa – Ravens & Cornwall’s first graffiti artist

In the winter the Penwith landscape is all the muted tones of grey and soft brown as if the granite bedrock has leeched up into the vegetation. The bracken is burnt black with the cold winds.  It is only when the sunlight spills across the ground that details in the countryside appear. Quite suddenly I am […]

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