Black and White, Landscape, Photography

View to Brown Willy from Showery Tor

At 420 meters above sea level, Brown Willy is the high point of Cornwall. Its name of course is guaranteed to make small immature British boys giggle until they are at least immature 50 year old men. American ones would get the same effect if it was called Brown Pecker. There was a movement by… Continue reading View to Brown Willy from Showery Tor

Black and White, Landscape, Photography

Ludon Valley, Crackington Haven

I have posted some pictures from East Woods before and it turns out, although I got that name from the signpost pointing the way to it, that I should be calling it Ludon Valley. Now people from the Crackington area won't be scratching their heads wondering where the heck the place I said I walked… Continue reading Ludon Valley, Crackington Haven

Black and White, Detail, Landscape, Photography

Granite Gatepost, Warbstow

Devon and Cornwall quite famously sit on a massive amount of granite, with the tors of the nearby moorlands made out of outcrops of the hard rock. You will often also come across standing stones on the moors, the plentiful and hard wearing material perhaps fashioned and arranged by ancient hands for ceremonial religious uses,… Continue reading Granite Gatepost, Warbstow

Black and White, Landscape, Photography

Devon from Cornwall

I have mentioned the all-encompassing views from Warbstow Bury before. Standing on the ancient earthworks from the remains of the fort site you have views out into the Bristol Channel, including Lundy Island about thirty miles distant, plus out towards the moors of Exmoor, Dartmoor and the much nearer Bodmin Moor. This one is out… Continue reading Devon from Cornwall

Black and White, Landscape, Photography

Incoming tide at Tremoutha

Just climbing the coastpath south, just barely out of Crackington Haven, you come across Tremoutha, the next cove along. There isn't an easy access to the beach here, any faint  pathway has long since grown over, so access may only be relatively safely gained by skipping and scrambling around the small headland and over the… Continue reading Incoming tide at Tremoutha

Landscape, Photography

Crowdy Reservoir

Photographically I find Crowdy reservoir is a struggle. It's one of those places that you think must offer something, being within sight of Roughtor on Bodmin Moor and in a spacious and otherwise mainly unspoiled setting. It's not though. Attempts to relay the sparse and bleak views end up looking pretty boring to my eyes.… Continue reading Crowdy Reservoir

Black and White, Detail, Landscape, Photography

New fans and old

Well, that's increased the followers number and the statistics page bar graphs went to places I've never seen before! Thank you everyone for liking, following and commenting, it is much appreciated and is still humbling to think that people from all over the globe are seeing and enjoying the exact little bits of world I… Continue reading New fans and old