Castles, Canals and Witches. A Brief Itinerary.
We can start the tour at any point depending upon your wishes and location, but generally we start with a brief look at Wooley Barrow. Wooley Barrow is a six thousand year old burial mound.
We then go for a walk to the coast and look at Hawkers Hut before coming back to look at centuries old Morwenstow Church and talk about it's most famous parson.
We drive along to Stratton past RAF Cleave, chat briefly about it's history, what it is used for today and the work of GCHQ here.
We then visit the site of The Battle of Stratton, a significant battle in the English civil war.
Driving into Bude we look at a few local landmarks. Nanny Moors Bridge, The Lifeboat Station (subject to it being open) the harbour, the sea lock and the canal. Then we go up to Helebridge and take a look at the pool and boathouse.
Then we drive out to Widemouth to marvel at the view, talk about submarine communications cables and look at a three thousand year old burial mound. We look at The Chevron folds (An awesome natural geological phenomena.) and stop to chat about the work of cartographers on the way to Boscatle.
Arriving at Boscastle we look at the site of Botteraux's Castle, the harbour. We talk about the2004 flood. We stroll up to Willapark cliff castle to look at The Lookout, talk of it's history and how it is used today. From here we can see slate quarries and "The Silent Tower". I will tell you the much loved legend of The Silent Tower.
We then go to the ridiculously pretty Minster Church. Here we find the grave of a witch. I will tell you the fascinating story of her life, death and what happened after.
Then we have a walk down Rocky Valley to look at two abandoned mill buildings. But it is the mysterious bronze age carvings in the rock behind the mills that we're interested in.
On route to Tintagel we stop at Bossiney mound to hear another old legend.
There is plenty of time to wander around Tintagel, visit the Old Post Office, Tintagel Castle, King Arthurs Halls and browse in the many shops. (Entry fees apply and subject to these attractions being open.)
Back through Bosinney we stop for a look at a fairly common little stone and discover what it is and how it was used.
We can call in to The Tintagel Brewery to take a tour and see the brewers at work. (Subject to availability and extra cost.)
We can visit the alleged site of King Arthurs last battle. (Subject to availability and extra cost.)
Then we visit RAF Davidstow, look at its career as a WWII airfield and motor racing circuit.
Now up on Bodmin Moor we look at some industrial ruins, clapper bridges, The Jubilee Rock, Charlotte Dymond's memorial, and take a stroll up Roughtor whilst looking at Neolithic round house field systems.
The tour finishes at Stannon Stone Circle where you will learn to dowse and discover for yourself the reason this stone circle is here.
This tour takes around two days to complete in its entirety. Of course you can pick and choose what you want to see and add in stops to anything else you wish to see.