Siblyback Lake

The weather forecast wasn’t good, but my daughter and her family had come down to Cornwall for the weekend to meet up with her elder brother and his family who were over from Australia. Having spent the previous day on the beach we decided to head to Bodmin Moor and Siblyback Lake where there is…

The Cheesewring

Several years ago the OH and I went off to Bodmin Moors to see the Hurlers – a set of three stone circles close to the moorland village of Minions. The stones are said to be groups of men who were playing hurling on a Sabbath and turned to stone as a punishment. On that…

ship-shape

This unusual combination of cables and cranes is used for wakeboarding I believe. Wakeboarding is a surface water sport which involves riding a wakeboard over the surface of a body of water. (Like water-skiing, but using a rectangular shaped board). Usually pulled by a motor-boat, here on Siblyback Lake on Bodmin Moor there is a…

The King’s Cross

King Doniert’s Stone / Menkov Donyerth Ruw is the base for a Celtic memorial cross that dates to the late 9th century. It is thought to commemorate King Doniert (Durngarth), the last recorded King of Cornwall. There is a mortice hole cut into the top of the stone which is where the cross would have…

Houseman’s Engine House

Just north of the village of Minions stands Houseman’s Engine House, which houses a permanent exhibition on the history and nature of the surrounding area. Many miners left this area to find a better life in colonies around the world so it is a popular place to visit by their descendants. Thursday Special | crumbling