Trencrom Hill: home again

Arriving home from almost a month away it was obviously going to be the first thing we would do once the sun shone. The walk up our local hill. For once it wasn’t even windy on top, now that’s a first! The cerulean sky was dotted with puffy white cumulus clouds contrasting with the superb rusty-brown bracken and flecks of golden gorse….

Thursday Special: Seeing Double

One of the last things I saw before leaving Cornwall for my road trip around Britain was a double rainbow over the hill. The hill itself was golden-lit by the setting sun. Altogether a most unusual sight. For more double visions visit Paula.

Trencrom Hill: Late Summer

Long gone are the bluebells of spring, the purple foxgloves of early summer. Replaced now by golden oat-like grasses and magenta bell heather. It’s a remarkable nature play-ground. On the way up I couldn’t help noticing the grasses were much taller and almost hidden within them were tall, bright purple flowers that I had to…

Welcome to the foxgloves

A couple of weeks ago I was pleasantly surprised to discover patches of bluebells on the top of Trencrom Hill. Today I went back to see how the then burgeoning foxgloves were faring. I was not disappointed. I was also delighted to find stonecrops (sedum) spreading out along the edges of the granite rocks, small…

Thursday Special: Trencrom Hill

Paula’s challenge this week is a little different. She has provided a list of words from which to pick one to illustrate. Having already used ‘decrepit‘ I am moving on to ‘prolific‘ another adjective meaning something which is present in large numbers / quantities. Showing friends and family around our area last week, we had…

Walking around Trencrom

Instead of the five-minute stroll up to the top of Trencrom Hill, we decided, or rather I decided, that we should take the longer route via the official NT carpark and have a circular stroll. I like circular walks. And drives. I like to see different things on the way there and back again. And…

Conquering Godolphin Hill

We’ve visited the Godolphin gardens several times since discovering this charming estate in the middle of the countryside of west Cornwall, but never found the time to walk up the hill. Now we are living only a 15 minutes drive away we definitely have the time. In spring you see delicate violets hunkering down amongst the yet to…

An Evening Walk in April

Only a few yards from our new home we get a sea view over St Ives bay and the Godrevy lighthouse near Hayle. Now that April is here the fields are starting to fill up with sheep and cattle. In some instances both sharing the same pasture (this one with Trencrom Hill in the background). The…

Trencrom Hill

Towering above Lelant Downs in West Penwith , Trencrom hill is located close to Hayle and Carbis Bay. From the top you have a 360 degree view of the surrounding countryside and both St Ives Bay looking north to Padstow and Mount’s Bay with St Michael’s Mount. Standing 550 feet high, Trencrom is an ancient…