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!

Site Clearances

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


Enjoy, appreciate and care for ancient sites? This is the ideal way to support them!
£7 to £10

Damage Reports

Got information regarding damage at an ancient site? Then file a report!

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Pathways to the Past 2020

Each individual event £5, but free to members of CASPN. You can join CASPN at the beginning of the individual event, via this website, e-mailing: info@cornishancientsites.com, or by phoning 01736 740093

The high point of the CASPN year is the annual Pathways to the Past weekend of walks and talks. The 2020 event will take place over the weekend of May 30th and 31st.

From Fogou to Fogou

May 30th, 2020 10:00am

Guided walk with John and Jill Moss, in conjunction with Matt Watts, visiting Boscaswell and Pendeen fogous, as well as a Beaker Pit and a holy well. Walk – moderate lasting about 2.5 hours.

Meet at Geevor mine

OS Grid Reference: SW 379 341

Open Street Map: 50.148895,-5.670217

Pendeen Fogou

Sun and moon at Boscawen-ûn

May 30th, 2020 2:00pm

Guided walk with astro-archaeologist Carolyn Kennett, exploring the ceremonial landscape around the stone circle. Walk – moderate, with a muddy section, about 3 hours.

Meet at special parking place on the A30 (small charge) opposite to permissive path to the circle

OS Grid Reference: SW 410 274

Open Street Map: 50.090121,-5.622369

Boscawen-ûn Stone Circle

The Cornish Fogou, form and function

May 30th, 2020 7:30pm

An illustrated talk with archaeologist James Gossip, discussing fogous: their discovery, location, form, chronology, context and possible function.

Old Town Hall, St Just TR19 7HT

OS Grid Reference: SW 36960 31585

Open Street Map: 50.125907,-5.681611

From Prehistory to Present – the remarkable story of ‘King Arthur’s Tombstone’

May 31st, 2020 11:00am

Archaeologist Ann Preston-Jones tells a fascinating story about the site of Slaughterbridge.

Old Town Hall, St Just TR19 7HT

OS Grid Reference: SW 36960 31585

Open Street Map: 50.125907,-5.681611

Writers in a Liminal Landscape

May 31st, 2020 2:00pm

A guided walk with legendary storytelling by Adrian Rodda through the folklore and scenery of Zennor parish. Walk – easy.

Meet at car park at Old Chapel, Zennor (small charge)

OS Grid Reference: SW 454 384

Open Street Map: 50.190760,-5.568327

King Arthur in Cornish Folklore

May 31st, 2020 7:30pm

A talk by Steve Patterson, looking at how Arthur has appeared in myth, history, literature, mysticism and popular culture.

Old Town Hall, St Just TR19 7HT

OS Grid Reference: SW 36960 31585

Open Street Map: 50.125907,-5.681611

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