West Cornwall has a rich and captivating history going back over 4,500 years to the Bronze Age. On this walking tour, you’ll follow in the footsteps of some of its earliest inhabitants. While you journey across the landscape, you’ll hear about what drove them to settle, farm and build here, and what their day-to-day lives would have looked like.
Our tour starts at Portheras, an impressive round barrow where the remains of cremated dead were laid, and ends at the celebrated stone circle, Tregeseal East. Along the way, you’ll pass well-known and lesser-known sites, including the Carn Kenidjack, which dominates the skyline and offers wonderful views of the western coastline. You’ll also visit an unusual inscribed stone which is possibly the burial place of St Just.
Other highlights include:
• Trekking along part of the Tinners Way, where over 20 ancient sites from the Neolithic period to the iron age have been found
• Hearing a legend involving demons and the devil
• Finding out why there are more ancient sites in Bodmin Moor and West Cornwall than in other parts of Cornwall
• Taking in the landscape that was once used for farming
The tour ends in a ceremonial landscape, where we visit more round barrows and a mysterious row of large granite stones, all with holes in them.