The Leskernick Stone Settlements Of Bodmin Moor
Somewhere off the beaten path on Bodmin Moor, very close to Rough Tor, there is an amazing Bronze Age stone settlement called Leskernick. In this un-signposted moor, on the top and side of a hill, you will find the remains of many homes and walls, with entrances still discernible. Here, where the wild ponies roam, a photographer or amateur archaelogist can find an amazing bit of the past.
I hiked here with Geoff on our way to Rough Tor and Brown Willy, and I couldn't help but gawk in awe at the remarkably preserved foundations of walls that may have been created as early as 2750 BC.
- National/State Park
- Historical Travel
Tea & Biscuits
Many thanks to Mary and Geoff for their hospitality! I really appreciated the hot cup of tea and a tasty biscuit or two after my escape from the blizzards of Truro! Although Mary was being plagued by a spell of back trouble, she was able to join us outside as I was preparing to continue onward. Here, Mary joins the crew beside the homestead in Treween, with a snow-covered lane in the background!
- Family Travel
- Road Trip
This is the Penpont Water, the...
This is the Penpont Water, the river that flows through the village. Off he beaten path, because you'd hardly walk down it (lol)!
The river rises not far from here, on the high Moors, and has caused serious flood damage in recent years.