What an inspiring place to visit, the ‘World Heritage Site’ ‘Gwennap Pit’, the atmosphere says it all. It’s not to hard to imagine the crowds of people gathering in 1743 to hear the founder of the ‘Methodist’ movement ‘John Wesley’ preach. Did you know, for a period in the 19th century ‘Gwennap Pit’ was described as the “richest square mile, anywhere on earth”.
Today Kim and I travelled to a small village called Minions, a fascinating place to explore some of Cornwall’s archaeological history. Situated to the east of Bodmin Moor, Minions is home to an amazing Bronze Age Monument (c1500BC ) Hurlers Stones, consisting of 3 stone circles set in a row.The local legend has it that some of the local men were playing a Cornish game known as hurling on the Sabbath and were turned into stone as punishment. TheHurlers attract visitors from all over the world who come to “Dowse” the stone circles and feel the energy that is said to come from them.
Cheesewring is a short walk (approx. 1½ km the north) across the moor. On a clear day its distinct shape can be seen from most parts of the Minions moor – standing on the edge of the Cheesewring Quarry. Its shape has been the subject of many debates; the result of weather erosion on the granite strata of the moor over many years. From the Cheesewring the views across the Cornish countryside and into Devon are nothing less than stunning on a clear day.and is also just a short walk from another remarkable site know as the Cheesewring.Its shape has been the subject of many debates,the result of weather erosion on the granite strata of the moor over many years.
From the Cheesewring the views across the Cornish countryside and into Devon are nothing less than stunning on a clear day.