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Subject: Re: [CON] My recent trip to Cornwall
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2005 19:10:22 EDT
In a message dated 08/07/2005 23:51:42 GMT Standard Time,
If I were doing this again, I'd spend some time with google looking
at sites about the stone ruins and write down the directions. I had
tourist maps and even a Landranger map for the ones near Liskeard,
but it's still hard to be sure you're on the right road. I notice
that some of the sites have coordinates for GPS, and others have
directions with landmarks to follow, which are better than my books.
I've been to Orkney and the ruins there, and expected that these
would be well-marked like those.
Excellent books for looking at ancient sites are the two by Craig Weatherill
- "Cornovia" (deals with the whole of Cornwall) and "Belerion" (specifically
about Penwith). If you are into stone circles Aubrey Burl's "A Guide to
Stone Circles of Britain, ireland and Brittany" is also excellent! A superb
website for all such sites is The Megalithic Portal
which tells you far more than you could want to know along with loads of
photos, maps etc!
I'll be uploading some I took of Duloe, Halliggye fogou etc shortly!