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Pathways to the Past 2017 – 11th year

A weekend of walks & talks amongst the ancient sites of West Penwith

Saturday May 27th
10.00-12.30pm               Zennor: Carn, Quoit and a mermaid’s tail

A guided walk with John & Jill Moss visiting Zennor Carn and Quoit, with a circular return to Zennor and a visit to the Church and the Mermaid legend and carving. Walk – generally easy with a steep uphill section.  Meet at Zennor car park (voluntary parking charge).

2.00-5.00pm                    From Cliff Castle to Courtyard House
A guided walk with archaeologist David Giddings around sites at Bosigran, including the cliff castle, tin treatment works, and the Courtyard House settlements. Walk – rough in parts.
Meet at Engine House layby at Bosigran [SW4208 3635]. No parking at Bosigran Farm.

8.00-10.00pm   The power of place: reconstructing Cornwall’s prehistoric environment
An illustrated talk by archaeologist Paul BonningtonOld Town Hall, St.Just TR19 7HT

Sunday May 28th
11.00-12.30pm               A photographic journey around Prehistoric Penwith

A beautifully illustrated talk by photographer James Kitto of ancient sites and their settings.
Old Town Hall, St.Just TR19 7HT

2.00-5.00pm                    Fairies and Phantoms, Carns and Confusion
A guided walk with storytelling by Adrian Rodda to Tregeseal stone circle, barrows and holed stones. Walk –generally easy, with some rough paths.
Meet at the Count House, Botallack TR19 7QQ [SW365 332] (parking charge)

8.00-9.00pm                    Finds and discoveries in West Penwith
An informal talk with local sculptor and antiquarian Rory Te’Tigo.
At the North Inn, Pendeen TR19 7DN

Each individual event £5 but free to members of FOCAS (Friends of Cornwall’s Ancient Sites). You can join FOCAS at the beginning of the individual event, or by telephoning 07927 671612, or by e-mailing:

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