Cornwall walk - day 5
Oct 3, 2013Limited, anyone with the link
Photo: Day 5 starts with coffee and ...
Photo: ... black pudding!
Photo: Once the cows are out of the road we take a taxi to the moors above Zennor ...
Photo: ... to wander among ancient stone monuments. This is Lanyon Quoit.
Photo: The Nine Maidens (ten, if you count Terry).
Photo: Walls around fields often include suspiciously large stones, probably pilfered from ancient stone structures
Photo: Men Scryfa, a "standing stone" in the middle of a field
Photo: The name means "inscribed stone" - the stone was erected in the Bronze Age, but the inscription is thought to be more recent.
Photo: Nearby, a picturesque old farm, apparently abandoned
Photo: Men-an-Tol, perhaps the most famous of these Penwith Moor stones.
Photo: It's ancient purpose is unknown; children with rickets were passed through it in more recent times to cure them. (Don't put your iPhone through, however. It will de-magnetize and lose all its memory.)
Photo: We walk through peaceful fields to Chun Castle, barely visible at the top of the hill at right
Photo: Chun Castle - the remains of an Iron Age fort
Photo: Nearby is Chun Quoit, erected in the Bronze Age, possibly 4,000 years ago.
Photo: The stones enclose a small chamber.
Photo: Our megalithic peregrinations done, we wander back down ...
Photo: ... to our comfy hotel.
Photo: It's a full moon tonight -- tomorrow, on to St. Ives, our final destination. End day 5.