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Carclew House Cornwall

Crucglew, crucelew or Carclew as it is known today is the name of the estate found between Penryn and Mylor. In the past the name has been translated as, ‘The Enclosures by the Barrows’, Cruc or Crug meaning barrow and Clu or Cluth, a ditch or fence. The timeline of ownership for the land of […]

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Gorsedh Kernow – The Proclamation 2013

The tradition of preserving a history and culture of a Celtic people through poetry, song, dance, music, art and spoken word stretches back to the story tellers – Bards of ancient Celtic countries. The revival of the Gorsedh Kernow began in 1928 with the initiation by the Welsh, ‘Archdruid’, (not to be confused with the […]

College Reservoir & Nature Reserve Penryn

For twelve years the College Lake or, ‘College Ressey’, as it is also known was inaccessible to the public. Neglected pathways meant that many parts of the walk around the lake had fallen away making large sections dangerous even to attempt to pass. After many months of hard work   from volunteers and project workers […]

Explore Penryn’s College Wood Viaduct & Woods

Passing through the Glasney Valley and on toward the imposing structure of the College wood Viaduct is another great walk full of twists and turns to explore. The first stage of the Truro to Falmouth branch line was completed in 1863. The use of timber for the structure was on the suggestion of Isambard Kingdom […]