Pathways to the Past 2013 – 7th year
A weekend of walks & talks amongst the ancient sites of West Penwith
Saturday May 25th
10.00-12.30pm Curiouser and Curiouser!
Cheryl Straffon & Lana Jarvis visit some enigmatic sites on a guided walk, including Treen entrance graves, Bosporthennis Quoit/Entrance Grave, and Treen Common circle enclosure.
Meet at Gurnards Head [SW436 375] & finish there for lunch if wished.
2.00-4.30pm A stank around the Gump
A guided walk with archaeologist David Giddings around Portheras Common & Chûn Downs, visiting some well-known and lesser-known sites, including barrows, circles, a tor enclosure and field systems. Meet at North Road layby (near Pendeen) [SW394 334]
8.00-10.00pm Art of the Ancestors
An illustrated talk by Paul Bonnington about Palaeolithic cave art. At the Count House at Botallack.
Sunday May 26th
11.00-12.00pm Lines in the Landscape An illustrated talk by Bart O'Farrell that explores alignments of sites in the land, and how dowsing can help to identify them and their properties. At the Count House at Botallack.
2.00-4.30pm Sanctuaries: a lan and a circle
A guided walk with archaeologist Adrian Rodda, exploring the church at St Buryan, its site and its furnishings, followed by a walk to the Bronze Age circle at Boscawen-ûn and its outliers. Meet at St.Buryan church (parking nearby).
8.00-9.00pm Place names of West Penwith
To round off the weekend, local researcher and historian Craig Weatherhill will be chatting about his new research into the original meanings of some of Penwith’s intriguing place names. At the North Inn, Pendeen
Each individual event £3 but free to members of FOCAS (Friends of Cornwall’s Ancient Sites). You can join FOCAS at the beginning of the individual event, or by telephoning 01736-449332, or by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.