Posts Tagged 'Cornish Granite'

Rough Tor, the 2nd highest point in Cornwall

For those interested in the geology of Cornwall you must watch The Great British Countryside with Hugh Dennis and Julia Bradbury that was on BBC last week. Pick it up on iPlayer here before it disappears into the ether. It was a great programme with an interesting insight into how Cornwall was formed millions of years ago.

They touched on the moorlands of Devon and Cornwall which spurred me to write this post. Rough Tor pronounced Row-ter with its summit 1313 ft (400m) above sea level, making it the second highest point in Cornwall. With its rough craggy rocks it’s a spectacular walk to the summit and achievable by most able bodied person with a bit of will power. Allow yourself an hour to the top and another hour to walk back down again. Why not pack your rucksack with a couple of pasties and a flask of tea and walk to the top of the tor for you lunch? It an ansom’ view!

Here are a few pics from a recent walk to the top. I will touch on Rough Tor again in later posts but for now enjoy these few pics and if the weather is looking pretty this weekend, get those pasties from down Rowes bakery and  get up there.

To give you a starting point in finding the place here is the Telegraph’s walk of the month of Rough Tor and Brown Willy – that’s Cornwall’s 1st highest point!!

 

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Weathered gravestone

I love this  image which bizarrely reminds me of my childhood. I must have walked past this gravestone hundreds of times in the past, from going to sunday school, visiting family graves, cutting through the churchyard on the way home from school, going to and from friends homes and now planning our wedding which will be held at the church next year. This old grave stone dated 1826 is against the church along with a few others, probably as they have fallen over they are rested against the wall of the church in days gone by. Over the years the lichen has almost camouflaged the  slate gravestone against the granite wall of the church making you almost have to look twice at the image.

We found this gravestone in a churchyard in Gunwalloe a few months back, it’s a proper Cornish gravestone belonging to  Jane and William Cornish.

Lovely colours and great textures of Cornwall!

 


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