Thursday, 21 April 2011

Upcoming Events for May

Sat 7 May
Bluebells & Industry Golitha Walk – approx 1.5 miles
10:30am–noon, led by the CHAHP Team & Calum Beeson
Meet at Draynes Bridge car park
Tues 10 May
South Caradon Mine Walk – approx 2.5 miles
10am–1pm, led by the CHAHP Team
Meet at Tokenbury Corner car park
Sat 14 May
Bluebells & Battles Pensilva Walk – approx 2 miles
10am-1pm, led by the Pensilva & St Ive Group
Meet at the Millennium Centre car park
Wed 18 May
Moor Confidence Talk, responsible moor walking training
7:30-9pm, led by Steve Hopkin at the Cross Link Centre
A half a day walk will follow on Sat 21 May
Sat 21 May
Butterfly Walk on St Cleer Downs
11am-1pm, led by butterfly expert Paul Brewer
Meet at St Cleer car park

All events are free of charge, if you need further information please call 01579 362 350 or email

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Recording Caradon Oral History

Are you interested in oral history? We have one half day training day coming up which is already fully booked, but are looking for more volunteers. The three hour training course will give you the opportunity to find out more and learn the techniques involved so Caradon Hill's rich history can be recorded.

To get a taste of what oral history is about take a look at the BBC's history website.

If this sounds like your cup of tea please do get in touch as we need more volunteers.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Puckator Geology Walk

A massive thank you to all those that came down to the geology walk on Saturday and especially to Calum Beeston who made it such a success. Calum led the walk explaining of the complex nature of what was below our feet in a series of presentations including an on the spot experiment involving raspberry jelly and cheese!
Practical Geology in the field the Calum Beeson Way!
We hope Calum will led another enlightening walk of the area sometime soon and we will keep you posted. 

Friday, 8 April 2011

Get out this weekend!

Tomorrow Morning at 10am we have a geology walk led by Calum Beeson. It will be a great opportunity to learn more about the area, exploring Puckator and helping to locate Liskeard Consols Mine.

There will be some gentle ascents and unstable underfoot conditions so walking boots are recommended, it is approximately a two mile walk. We also recommend bringing some water especially if it is as lovely a day as this!

It is open to all who are able to make the walk 10-1 Saturday 9 April. If you would like to come along please meet us in the car park to the north of St Cleer Church.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

WWII Plymouth Blitz Memories

Recently years 5 and 6 at Liskeard Hillfort Primary School welcomed Dorothy Bricknell to their classroom.  She spent the afternoon with them describing some of her childhood experiences and memories from seventy years ago during the Plymouth Blitz. During that time her home was destroyed and her family left the city to relocate in the countryside around Caradon Hill. The talk helped the children understand what life was like back then and how the area has changed in just seventy years!

Dorothy with some of the children at Hillfort School
Both the children and Dorothy really enjoyed the experience and Dorothy was most impressed by not just the children's behaviour, but their interesting questions.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Geology of the Caradon Hill Area

As you may know we have a Geology walk lined up on Saturday 9 April around St Cleer Downs, leaving from the car park to the north of St Cleer Church at 10am. To compliment the event there is a Caradon Hill Area Geology & Industry talk tonight at Liskeard Public Hall at 7:30pm.

The free talk will be presented by Chrissie Le Marchant and will be an excellent introduction to the Geology and Industry of our area so please come along.