World Heritage Site of The Tamar River

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From the barren peat and granite moorland of Dartmoor to the East, onward to the maritime nursery of Plymouth …

… the 61 mile River Tamar separates the land between Cornwall and Devon fed by its tributaries, and leading us on a journey South. A land of panoramic drama leading through a geology of mudstone, siltstone and sandstone, with whispers of iron-age life, moving Southwards to the throne of our maritime heritage. In this our third blog, we’ll start following the rivers’ passage – a reference to places of interest, before moving East to wild Dartmoor.¬† Continue reading “World Heritage Site of The Tamar River”

Arthurian Mid Cornwall – Part 2

Bodmin Moor

Devonian sandstone and slate landscape, with granite batholith …

… ¬†creates a nostalgic Cornish ambience in its middle lands, mystical echos of smugglers, legends, grand houses, wind swept moorland, tempestuous coastline and alluring villages. Seasonal variation welcomes abundant inspiration for the Kernewek¬†traveller. Do please join us as we venture further into mid Cornwall. Continue reading “Arthurian Mid Cornwall – Part 2”

Cornwall’s Granite Peninsular – Part 1

Cornwall

The granite land mass of Britain’s furthest Westerly point …

… has been in the dreams of most of us at some time or other, from its Southerly palm trees and sheltered coves, to the imposing black cliffs that stand guard over the Atlantic ocean in the North. Shipwrecks, smugglers and the history of the dark world of tin mining, all go to form our majestic peninsulars’ legendary stories. With the inland areas being less fertile, mining has been exploited since prehistoric times. Continue reading “Cornwall’s Granite Peninsular – Part 1”