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Continuing the theme of Cornwall's ancient past our walk last weekend took in the Merry Maidens stone circle and the nearby Tregiffian Burial Chamber. The burial chamber dates from Neolithic/ early Bronze age times and it's strange to see it so close to the edge of the road. Legend has it that the Merry Maidens were turned to stone for dancing on a Sunday, there are some other standing stones near...

Some of the less well known attractions in Cornwall are the ancient remains that vary from isolated standing stones to the remnants of ancient villages. We recently did the 5 mile Sancreed to Carn Euny walk using the I walk Cornwall app. We find this app very good particularly when doing walks in more remote areas that aren't usually as well signposted as the Coast Path. We modified the walk to al...

Inspired by the fact that 2018 marks the 185th anniversary of the opening of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Halsetown we have been doing some more research into the history of the Chapel and Halsetown. We recently visited the St Ives Archive in Carbis Bay looking for photographs of the Chapel in its original form, unfortunately we didn’t find any but did have a very interesting visit looking at ...

The start of the main school summer holiday season seemed a good time to consider the possibility of less than perfect weather. Hopefully there will be some helpful ideas in here, apologies for stating the obvious at times. Obvious point #1: The short term weather forecast now is generally fairly accurate so it is worth keeping an eye on this to help plan your program of holiday activities. We fin...

The Isles of Scilly lie about 28 miles off Land's End and comprise 5 inhabited islands and numerous smaller islands and rocky outcrops. On a sunny day they resemble the Caribbean, and they have a rugged beauty in less favourable weather. We often spend a week on the Scillies in the spring and never tire of wandering the quiet beaches and coastal paths, just watching the water and the boats travell...