Logan Rock

Perched on top of the Teryn Dinas (Treen Castle) cliffs at Treen, across the bay from Porthcurno, is the Logan Rock. It’s a 65 ton, naturally balanced rock about 30 metres above the sea – at one time the rock would sway or ‘log’ when pushed, but in 1824 something happened….

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  1. restlessjo says:

    How daft are people? 🙂 🙂 The photo in the article is much sunnier and inviting. I thought you were taking a leaf out of Sue’s book with a series on Two’s. 🙂 Settled back in the lap of the Cornish gods? Hope all goes well.

    1. Pit says:

      “Daft” – what an apt word for that action!

    2. Heyjude says:

      Don’t mention series! I need to add more trees to my blog. Sort of forgot about them! If it had been sunnier this beach would have been packed! As it was the rain came down and we got wet…

  2. Sue says:

    Oh, goodness, it’s more than three decades since I saw the Logan Rock….and can you believe, I didn’t know the history. From memory, I’m thinking Mousehole is near?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Mousehole is sort of round the corner after Lamorna Cove, heading north. Land’s End is south.

  3. beetleypete says:

    The cost of replacing the rock in position was a huge sum back then. I bet the officer regretted his folly.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  4. Pit says:

    I like the photo a lot. Of course, it’s not easy to see that rock in the distance, but the photo creates a kind of a mystical atmosphere.
    Enjoy your weekend,
    Pit

    1. Heyjude says:

      I should have zoomed in on the rock itself, but I wasn’t going to change lenses in the rain! One day I shall try to get closer 🙂

      1. Pit says:

        Well, of course one would have seen that rock more clearly then, but I really like the atmosphere this picture conveys.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Thank you Pit, your comments are much appreciated 🙂

        2. Pit says:

          You’re welcome.

  5. Tish Farrell says:

    Dotty goings on indeed. Love your photo though – that azure sea against the looming grey.

    1. Heyjude says:

      You get used to the mist here! The azure blue is one of the things that drew me to Cornwall.

      1. Tish Farrell says:

        Yes, it could draw me too 🙂

  6. Anabel Marsh says:

    We walked round there from the Minack Theatre on out Cornish visit a few years ago. The story reminds me of the Bullingdon Boys.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I think I remember reading that you walked all along this stretch of coast. It is quite challenging!

      1. Anabel Marsh says:

        But fun! And beautiful.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Yes, it is a very beautiful part of Cornwall. Mostly unchanged.

  7. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Hi honey, glad you’re back home and hope everything is going well!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Very tired all the time Gilly, I suspect it is partially due to the stress. Had a nice walk on a beach yesterday with him.

  8. Well, that was a silly thing to do. I’m glad they were able to put the rock back.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Both silly and costly! A shame it no longer rocks…

  9. What a story. Pity ratbags aren’t obliged to undo their destruction nowadays. A walk along the beach with your boy must have felt miraculous. Rest yourself now.

    1. Heyjude says:

      He’s keeping me active with his walks!!

  10. Elizabeth says:

    That was a hilarious story from 1824. Thanks for sharing it.

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