Welcome to the Cornish Ancient Sites Protection Network. We are a charitable trust formed to look after the ancient sites and monuments of west Cornwall. We work closely with local communities and official organisations to protect and promote our ancient heritage landscape through research, education and outreach activities.

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If you love and care for these sites as we do, then please consider getting involved!

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Come along to one of our site clearance days - they're held most months of the year!

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Pathways to the Past 2019

The high point of the CASPN year is the annual Pathways to the Past weekend of walks and talks which usually happens in late May.

Read about Pathways to the Past 2018 here.

The schedule for this year’s event is below:

Saints and Stones

May 25th, 2019 10:00am

Guided Walk with John and Jill Moss from St Just church (to visit on return journey), to lesser-known sites on Tregeseal Common, including a newly-accessible Entrance Grave. Walk – easy.

Tregeseal Barrows
OS Grid Reference: SW 37121 31422
Open Street Map: 50.124515,-5.679251
Meet at St.Just churchyard. The town car park is free.


From Working Mines to World Heritage sites

May 25th, 2019 2:00pm

Guided Walk with David Giddings through the industrial heritage of Botallack and Kenidjack valleys. Walk – moderate, rough in places.

Kenidjack
OS Grid Reference: SW 363 332
Open Street Map: 50.140108,-5.691941
Meet at Botallack Counthouse car park (charge)


Tintagel, Dumnonia and post-Roman Britain

May 25th, 2019 7:30pm

An illustrated talk on Tintagel, with up-to-date research by Site Director Jacky Nowakowski.


OS Grid Reference: SW 36960 31585
Open Street Map: 50.125907,-5.681611
Old Town Hall, St.Just TR19 7HT


Introduction to Cornish Crosses

May 26th, 2019 11:00am

An introduction by author Andrew Langdon.


OS Grid Reference: SW 36960 31585
Open Street Map: 50.125907,-5.681611
Old Town Hall, St.Just TR19 7HT


Mermaids, Wrecks and Tombs

May 26th, 2019 2:00pm

Guided Walk with legendary storytelling by Adrian Rodda to Maen Castle, and round Land’s End to to Pordenack Point. Walk – easy. Dogs welcome (but should be kept on a lead through the Land’s End/Greeb Farm complex).

Maen Castle
OS Grid Reference: SW 350 262
Open Street Map: 50.076706,-5.705238
Meet at Sennen Cove car park (at western end of Cove) (charge)


Folklore of Bodmin Moor and East Cornwall

May 26th, 2019 7:30pm

Talk by folklorist Alex Langstone.


OS Grid Reference: SW 36960 31585
Open Street Map: 50.125907,-5.681611
Old Town Hall, St.Just TR19 7HT


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