Pathways to the Past 2018 – 12th year
A weekend of walks & talks amongst the ancient sites of West Penwith
Saturday May 26th
10.00-12.30pm - Just a hammer throw away
A guided walk with John & Jill Moss around Trencrom Hill visiting prehistoric sites on and near the hill. Walk – generally easy with a steep uphill section. Meet at Trencrom Hill car park on south side of hill [SW518 360] (limited parking)
2.00-5.00pm - The First and Last hills
A guided walk with archaeologist David Giddings around sites at Chapel Carn Brea and Bartinney hills, visiting ancient sites, including barrows. Walk – generally easy with a steep uphill section. Meet at Chapel Carn Brea car park [SW389 283]
7.30-9.00pm - Viewed in a new light: Hendraburnick Quoit & rock art in the SW
An illustrated talk on a fascinating and enigmatic prehistoric phenomenon, by archaeologist Andy Jones. Old Town Hall, St.Just TR19 7HT
Sunday May 27th
11.00-12.30pm - Cornwall’s celestial stones: reflections of the sky in an ancient landscape
An illustrated talk with new research by archaeo-astronomer Carolyn Kennett. Old Town Hall, St.Just TR19 7HT
2.00-5.00pm - Phantoms, Lovers, a Witch and a Saint
A guided walk with storytelling by Adrian Rodda along the southern coastal path.
Walk –moderate, with some rough paths. No dogs please due to nature of terrain.
Meet at St.Levan church car park [SW380 222] – parking charge
8.00-9.00pm - A miner’s tale Details to be confirmed
At the North Inn, Pendeen TR19 7DN
Each individual event £5 but free to members of CASPN. You can join CASPN at the beginning of the individual event, or by telephoning 07927 671612, at the website www.cornishancientsites.com, or by e-mailing: email@example.com.
Pathways to the Past 2017 – 11th year
The 11th annual year of Pathways to the Past walks and talks on May 28th & 29th was another successful weekend. On the Saturday morning John and Jill Moss led a walk to Zennor Carn and Quoit, which, despite heavy overnight rain and thick mist, still attracted 34 people! This was followed in the afternoon by David Giddings leading a guided walk of 50 people around Bosigran From Cliff Castle to Courtyard House. David explored the mining ruins, the cliff castle and the logan stone, and then the courtyard houses of Bosigran east and west. In the evening in St.Just an enthusiastic audience enjoyed a presentation by regular speaker Paul Bonnington on The Power of Place, investigating and reconstructing Cornwall’s prehistoric environment.
Sunday morning’s illustrated talk was with photographer James Kitto, who led the audience on A photographic journey around West Penwith, with his own family family background, which was a really nice personal slant. After lunch it was the turn of Adrian Rodda whose poem-walk this year was around Tregeseal and entitled Fairies and Phantoms, Carns and Confusion. As he began his tale, the heavens opened, but nothing daunted the group of 35 set off for Tregeseal Common, visiting the circle, barrows and holed stones. The rain became torrential, but Adrian continued his tale unabated, aided by some interesting archaeological and alternative facts . The weekend ended with a talk at the North Inn at Pendeen by antiquarian Rory Te’Tigo who gave a lovely talk about his Finds and discoveries in West Penwith, and brought along some of his finds, which stimulated a lot of interest.
Despite the poor weather, the weekend was much enjoyed by regulars and visitors alike,