To explore the holy wells of Cornwall is a chance to find quiet contemplative places away from the bustle of tourism and daily life. Sancreed or Chapel Downs Holy Well is one of the most easily accessed – although the setting has been heavily influenced by the Victorian clergyman’s idea of a garden
Explore West Cornwall
Explore West Cornwall with local tips and seasonal snaps in my blogs. Follow the changing seasons as we visit the secluded hidden coves and beaches.
Enjoy visiting the beautiful fishing villages and harbour towns and the wild pagan lanscape of the Penwith moors.
Levant Mine occupies a spectacular cliff top location in the heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage site. Amongst the poignant ruins from another age there is one working Beam Engine still to be found in the care of the National Trust.
To stroll through Helford village is to touch a scene beyond the picturesque. Helford has known life as a bustling port and as sleepy backwater. It inspired one of Cornwall’s best loved romantic writers, Daphne Du Maurier who honeymooned in Helford, to write Frenchman’s Creek.
Visit today and it is unchanged, just as romantically reflected, in the slow lazy waters of the river.
Do explore Porthgwarra! It is a charming fishing cove and hamlet within walking distance of Land’s End, yet a word away from the buzz of a major tourist destination
Penberth Cove, an idyllic fishing hamlet is hidden in plain sight, here in West Cornwall. It is totally unspoilt and if you enjoy exploring special secret places then Penberth is a must of your bucket list.
We made an August visit to Boskednan and Tregeseal, to find two of Cornwall’s ancient stone circles, set on heather clad heathland
Explore the atmospheric ancient healing well at Madron on the Land’s End Peninsula or “Boswarthen Celtic chapel and well” you will plunge back through the centuries into the ancient heart of Celtic Cornwall.
Impressions of springtime this year in Cornwall
I had a real treat when we visited Godolphin House. From the walk through the bluebell woods to the iconic ravaged time worn wooden doors, to the fabulous granite paving slabs to the intriguing doorways opening to yet another vista of the house Godolphin House was redolent with the simmering character of a place rooted in time…
There are so many fascinating Ancient Sites to explore in West Cornwall.. We revisited the once mighty Iron Age fort of Chun Castle set beside the remarkable preserved Chun Quoit, in a commanding position high on the downs, with spectacular views over West Penwith.