Yes, I know, my last post was about Warbstow Bury but this one is deliberately made to draw your attention to a post by another blogger rather than me.Elizabeth Dale writes on Cornish Bird Blog about the historical sites of Cornwall, and researches and entertainingly recounts the many folk stories and histories attached to them.… Continue reading Warbstow Bury: Revisited, but by Someone Else This Time
I tried to figure out which of the Dartmoor Tors is visible from the elevated and expansive view west from Warbstow Bury. It's a favourite dog walking spot, concentric but irregularly shaped rings of banks and ditches, from somewhere around a 500BC history. Aerial pic from Cornwall.gov.uk, further reading here The views out on good… Continue reading Warbstow Bury
I have posted a shot before (Photographers Assistant) of a wedge shaped tree from Warbstow Bury, which is somewhere I take the dog for a walk at least three or four times a week. In the comments someone mentioned that the tree looked like it was being blown by the wind. Up here, and in… Continue reading Windswept
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
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
It doesn't snow very often in Cornwall. To relations living in a more northerly UK latitude I joke that it's because we are near the equator here, compared to them anyway. This was the second hit in a couple of weeks, the last one hung around for two or three days and we were genuinely… Continue reading Wintry Warbstow
A long time ago a Hawthorn germinated and started to grow on top of a Cornish 'fence', a wall to most of the rest of the world. Long after the fence stopped having to do what it was put there for, the Hawthorn remains, although some of it is creating precarious angles. One day it's… Continue reading Tree on the Wall, Warbstow Bury
The background of this shot hints at just one part of the distant views enjoyable from the Warbstow Bury hill fort site.