Author Archives: allgriffs

St Breward to Davidstow airfield

Another rain-free day took us out for the next leg of the Copper Trail. When I say rain-free, this does not mean that it did not rain heavily the day before, a fact that worried us as the guidebook was … Continue reading

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Callywith to St Breward

We set out on a cold dry, windy January day with the objective of shaking off the effects of Christmas and to find some fresh air after a series of heavy storms and gales had passed through. It was sunny … Continue reading

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St Neot to Callywith

Autumn was doing its very best and the countryside was covered with the rich browns of fallen beech leaves, the trees bare against the pale sky illuminated by a bright low sun. It was a fresh November day which threatened an … Continue reading

Posted in Churches, Stone crosses, The Copper Trail, Uncategorized, Walks

Minions to St Neot

A bright sunny day after a few days of heavy rain tempted us out to start the Copper Trail which had been on our agenda for some time. We decided to start at the beginning at Minions where we discovered … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient monuments, Holy wells, Stone crosses, The Copper Trail, Walks

Cotehele to Cremyll Ferry

We left our exploration of the Tamar valley somewhat hanging in the air after our walk to Cotehele. We had found somewhere to launch our canoes. It was all a question of waiting for the right tide and a gap … Continue reading

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Restormel to Lanhydrock

Walking the Saints’ Way, as we were last weekend, makes one think more about the geography of the Bodmin-Lostwithiel corridor. We are so influenced by modern communications that the two towns seem to live in their own bubbles. Bodmin hugs the … Continue reading

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The Saints’ Way 4

It has been a wonderful spring with three weeks of dry sunny weather during April. The camelias, bluebells, azaleas and blossom seem to have gone on for ever and it is only now that they are beginning to look as … Continue reading

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