a different view of the hill

A familiar place from an unfamiliar angle. I usually approach ‘my hill’ from the north or east side and take pretty much the same photographs, albeit it at different times of the day or in different seasons. Exiting through the western ‘gate’ gives you a completely different view of the rocks as well as new…

Trencrom Hill: A winter’s tale

On the first day of December I thought it was time to see how my favourite hill was doing. My first shock on climbing over the solid granite stile was in finding that the undergrowth had been scythed to the ground (sadly Ross Poldark was nowhere to be seen…) The second was seeing the gorse in flower…

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….

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…

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…