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CORNWALL HOME Peppercombe 2010

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Monday19th Oct to Monday 26th Oct  2015. Peter, Helen and Matthew stayed at "The College", a Landmark Trust property in Week St Mary. Helen's website is at: and includes a narrative account

Monday 19th   TRAVEL TO WEEK ST. MARY (a five hour journey)

A Map of the area

Our sitting room in "The College"


Leaded windows

The kitchen plus the Chef

Matthew ducks through


The twin bedroom

The bathroom

The double bedroom

Upstairs corridor

The stairs' turret

 Our front window

South side

An original triple window

Next door south

Week St Mary village shop

St Mary's Church, South door

St Mary


The parish council office and public loo, left and right ends

A thatched cottage along our street

Bell Tower or Chimney in the front wall??

Week St Mary and the walk to Penhallam in red

St Mary's Church, Week

The village square Week St Mary and the .....

.....North side


Dawn in our yard

Looking East at dawn

Our village street


Blue railings

Bridge over  the river Neet

Surfing wet suits drying

An almost tropical house

Bude Memorial to the achievements of Sir Goldsworthy Gurney (limelight etc)

Bude's Victorian Castle

The Lock Gates Cafe

The Bude Canal

Father Christmas on holiday

Canal boat

Pleasure boats

To the castle path

Lock gates

Winding Mechanism

The bay

Bude Haven

Beach Huts

Lobster pots

Yacht tenders

Red boat and fisherman

A pink mansion

A fisherman on the Neet

Blue fish, glass art

Giant Chain Link

Canal side houses

Canal side houses

A Heron

A bridge on the Circular Walk

The Circular Walk we took around the nature reserve

A crescent opposite the Tourist Information Centre, Bencoolen Rd

The path to Week Green

Fungus on a log beside the path

Puff ball

To Week Green

Starlings and insulators



What do you want?

A Farm House with black damp mould showing

The path  to Penhallam

An old lame ram lead us along

Another sheep


Silver Birches

Forest path

The bridge to the Penhallam Manor site

The grassed over ruin

The farm next to the Manor

Long view of Week Church on our way back, after a steep hill climb

A flock of sheep

Wednesday 21st. BODMIN, ST BREWARD, then rain sent us HOME

A derelict door Bodmin

Prison house gates (the Governor's?)

Bodmin Prison Main gate. Chateau style

Execution cell

In the new Cafe for visitors


Laces must be removed

Prison warders


A more modern cell

Lashes for every one

Fun for the warder

A main corridor with a hanging tale on each cell

Cat-o-nine-tails applied

Forced feeding

 Knitting (sox?) in the stocks

Fed by the fairies, so she said

The Naval Wing

Outside view

Baker, Malcolm Barnecutt, Bodmin


The Weavers pub

The County Library

The Shire Hall

Code Stone decoration?

The "Hole in the Wall" pub, which was the debtors prison

An old door

"The Old Inn", St Breward, for our lunch. The highest pub in Cornwall.

The Old Inn bar

Cornish weather. Helen and Matthew got out of the car very briefly

Camelford in the drizzle, note the gold weather vane

from our bedroom looking east


Bodmin Moor

Twisted Gorse bushes on Bodmin Moor

The Hurlers stone circle

The Pipers, who were playing for the petrified, sacrilegious dancers. The Cheesewring is in the distance

Mine ruin near Minions on Bodmin Moor

Moorland sheep

Pony Trekkers

The Skyline

The Pipers again

Towards Cheesewring Tor

Cheesewring Tor

Cheesewring, A useless, added Victorian "support" is in front

Cheesewring Tor

The Quarry next to the Cheesewring Tor

Walking the dog on the moor

The Hurlers

An old mine shaft

The Hurlers


Twisted Gorse bushes

An old track

Trethevy Quoit, "thrown by giants"

Trethevy Quoit

Posh houses,  Liskeard

Steep hills

Junk shop

Steep hills again

Narrow roads

To the Pipe Well

Narrow roads again

The Fat Frog

The Fat Frog for our lunch in Liskeard

Old houses

Graziers and Craft Butchers

Shingles and slate wall covering

Junk shop

Yellow house and car

The White Horse Inn

Central derelict warehouse

The original Pipe Well, which never runs dry

Buying pasties for dinner

An old Synagogue?


The Albion,  Liskeard

Mosaic on the Co-op front where we shopped

Delabole slate hung walls

Street Art

Road bridge over the river Fowey


Golitha Falls woods

A well chewed black fungus


River Fowey

Bracket Fungus

Very colourful walk

Golitha Falls

Golitha Falls


I slipped on the loose leaves and twisted my knee. Walking poles may be required in future!

A A form of Bracket Fungus

St Neot Church which has famous stained glass

The Last Supper

A wooden saint

A Celtic Cross

The church gate

Celtic Cross and algae

From our bedroom window in the evening

Our Quatrefoil Window in the stairs turret

Next door

A typical narrow lane

Friday 23rd ST NECTANS (nr Tintagel) CAMELFORD and the RIVER CAMEL & ROUGH TOR

Towards St Nectanís Glen

The road from the Glen

Map of St Nectans

St Nectanís Glen

Black Fungus

Looking down at the river

St Nectanís Glen Waterfall Cafe, a bit "new world" with crystals etc

Egyptian Cat

St Nectanís Glen 60ft  Waterfall

Closer up

Below St Nectanís Glen Waterfall. We shared the wellingtons that Helen had been persuaded to borrow. (We had to wade to snap the waterfall!)

Stairway down to the waterfall

St Nectanís Glen

Stone and Leaves

A House, Camelford, the road has been built up.

Camelford and the Masons Arms

A Pumpkin Cart

The Mason's Arms, Camelford, for our lunch. Good food trying for "fine dining"

The rather over decorated bar in the Mason's Arms

Balcony along the river Camel walk

Serpent? in the River Camel

Near Rough Tor

Map of Rough Tor area

Near Rough Tor the Clay Workings are flooded

On Showery Tor

 Rough Tor


Duck's foot

A touch of Red

Andy Cap?

View along the saddle

Wonder woman


An Old Tank?

A natural corridor

Memorial to a murder victim here whose murderer's hanging attracted 20,000 spectators


Moorland pony

Showery Tor

The  shed? in our yard.


Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre. Guinea fowl sheltering from the rain


Asian Otters

Singing (squeaking) for their food


A free running Wallaby

The three legged Muntjack

Meerkat peeps out

The Quarry Pool

A Baby Polecat

Fallow Deer

White Chipmunk

Eagle Owl

Guinea Fowl

Harris Hawk


Harris Hawk

English Otters

Oh ho??

Horned Owls

Giant Rabbit

Wooden bear

Crackington Haven

Crackington Haven

Skipping stones

Vertical strata

Crackington strata show

A sweet puppy

Good waves for surfing

Vertical Strata

Helen & Matthew on the cliff path

Goonhilly Earth Station across the bay

St Jenny's Church

Green granite font from 1170

The altar

A cottage at dusk on the village square

On the Village Square

Week Village Square

Neighbouring house on the north side of The College

The Farm round the corner

A very smelly cow

The Farm

H walks towards the church door


The Kings Head

Why part slate hung?

Altarnun Post Office

An old cottage

An old barn

Altarnun, cottages on a stream

Each house has a bridge

St Nona's Church

The White Cottage

Local cats

A Packhorse bridge, Altarnun, over Penpont Water

Low light, through the windscreen

Roofscape from the Car Park Launceston

The Launceston Castle Gate

On the main square Launceston

Multicoloured hill terrace

Launceston Steam Railway. The journey to New Mills took about 15mins, uphill. Narrow Gauge ex slate mine engines. Open carriages, so plenty of smuts.

Train Driver

Jetted Houses on the right

Engines "Velinheli" and "Lilian, Two engines were needed because of the gradient

Narrow gauge railway

Photo Op

A part of a small collection of old machines

An old Vauxhall


Engine Lilian

Smoke and Steam

Moving the engines from the back to the front of the train.

Engine Lilian

Madford Lane

Slate hung house

Field Opposite the town

Guildhall & Town Hall

The Bakers Arms

 The Town Gate


Chinese Takeaway

Launceston Main square

View from the Castle

A  terrace detail

Launceston from the castle

Castle Gate Prison

Eagle House Hotel

Ye Old Bell Inn

The carved granite walls of St Mary Magdalene, Launceston

Main Door

A Phoenix in Launceston

Westgate Inn for lunch. Small, Medium & Large Roast Beef or Pork based on the amount of meat,  cash only!

Madford Lane