Having recently published some resolutions for 2013, which suggested getting out to see and hear more about our prehistoric heritage, here are some more dates for your diaries of events that we can heartily recommend attending.


For the 7th year running, The Cornish Ancient Sites Protection Network (CASPN) will be holding their “Pathways to the Past” event across the weekend of May 25th-26th. The weekend consists of guided walks around the sacred landscape of West Penwith, with a couple of talks thrown in for good measure! We attended one of last year’s walks, and found it highly entertaining and educational! Full details of this year’s events can be found in full on the CASPN website, and include the following:

  • 25th May 10:00-12:30 – “Curiouser and Curiouser!” A guided walk taking several sites including the Treen entrance graves, Bosporthennis Quoit and entrance grave, and the Treen Common circle enclosure. Meet at Gurnard’s Head.
  • 25th May 14:00-16:30 – “A Stank Around the Gump” A guided walk around Portheras Common and Chun Downs taking in both well known and lesser known sites in the area, such as barrows, circles, a tor enclusure and field systems. meet at North Road layby,
  • 25th May 20:00-22:00 – “Art of the Ancestors” An illustrated talk on Palaeolithic cave art, at the Count House, Botallack.
  • May 26th 11:00-12:30 – “Living on the Edge: The Purpose and Strategies of Penwith’s Cliff Castles” An illustarted talk exploring some of Penwith’s most interesting monuments. At the Count House, Botallack.
  • May 26th 14:00-16:30 – “Sanctuaries: a lan and a circle” A guided walk exploring the church at St Buryan, it’s site and furnishings, followed by a walk to the Bronze Age circle at Boscawen-un and its outliers. Meet at the church.
  • May 26th 20:00-21:00 – “Place Names of West Penwith” An informal talk with Craig Weatherhill chatting about his latest research in to the original meanngs of some of Penwith’s intruiging place names. At the North Inn, Pendeen.

If you plan to attend one or more of these events, why not drop us a line and let us know what you thought of them? Alternatively, if you know of a similar series of events near to you, let us know and we’ll publish the details here for all to see.


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