Welcome to the Cornish Ancient Sites Protection Network. We are a charitable trust formed to look after the ancient sites and monuments of west Cornwall. We work closely with local communities and official organisations to protect and promote our ancient heritage landscape through research, education and outreach activities.

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If you love and care for these sites as we do, then please consider getting involved!

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Come along to one of our site clearance days - they're held most months of the year!

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Enjoy, appreciate and care for ancient sites? This is the ideal way to support them!
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CASPN Events

SITE CLEAR-UP ANNOUNCEMENT

This programme has now started again – take a look at the Get Involved page for the schedule.

PATHWAYS TO THE PAST 2022

We enjoyed a full programme for Pathways to the Past for the weekend, 28/29 May.

Places for the walks, open only to CASPN members, were limited and the walks were well attended. 

The public talks were all packed, and much useful information was imparted by the speakers.

A new Bosiliack Trail

May 28th, 2022 10:00am

Guided walk with John Moss & Matt Watts visiting Bosiliack settlement, Lanyon & West Lanyon Quoits. Walk – easy.

Permissive parking at Lanyon Farm

OS Grid Reference: SW 426 340

Open Street Map: 50.150057,-5.604498

Lanyon Quoit


Where the spirits dwell

May 28th, 2022 2:00pm

Guided walk with astro-archaeologist Carolyn Kennett, visiting Zennor Quoit, Sperris Quoit and Sperris settlement. Walk – moderate, with steep uphill section.

Meet at Zennor car park (small charge)

OS Grid Reference: SW 454 384

Open Street Map: 50.190760,-5.568327

Zennor Quoit


Investigating Archaeology & Astronomy at The Hurlers 2013-2019

May 28th, 2022 7:30pm

An illustrated talk with archaeologist Jackie Nowakowski & Carolyn Kennett looking back at these excavations.

Old Town Hall, St Just TR19 7HT

OS Grid Reference: SW 36956 31619

Open Street Map: 50.126216,-5.681684


From Prehistory to Present – the remarkable story of ‘King Arthur’s Tombstone’

May 29th, 2022 11:00am

Archaeologist Ann Preston-Jones tells an intriguing story about the site at Slaughterbridge.

Old Town Hall, St Just TR19 7HT

OS Grid Reference: SW 36956 31619

Open Street Map: 50.126216,-5.681684


A megalithic meander in the shadow of Carn Galva

May 29th, 2022 2:00pm

A guided walk with Gorsedh Bard James Kitto visiting barrows, a circle, an entrance grave and a menhir.
Walk – moderate.

Meet at Gurnards Head pub

OS Grid Reference: SW 436 376

Open Street Map: 50.182803,-5.592954

Gurnard’s Head


King Arthur in Cornish folklore

May 29th, 2022 7:30pm

A talk by folklorist Steve Patterson, looking at how Arthur has appeared in myth, history, literature, mysticism and popular culture.

Old Town Hall, St Just TR19 7HT

OS Grid Reference: SW 36956 31619

Open Street Map: 50.126216,-5.681684


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