‘An outstanding, historic property in a prime moorland scene at 900 feet above sea level. Only a short distance from reliable water sources and good stone for building your family shrine. This open plan hut has all the original Bronze Age features combined with stunning views across a vast sweep of North Cornwall and ample opportunities for grazing your favourite sheep.’
This might be the advert for one of the many huts that were built on the north-west slopes of Rough Tor between 3000 and 4000 years ago. When the mist and driving rain rolls in across the moor, it can be hard to imagine anyone living up there let alone entire villages.
It’s also quite easy to take a wander on the moor and not even notice the evidence that people have lived there in days gone by. It’s a good job then that Peter Herring from English Heritage is offering to lead you on an informal walk through the archaeological features of the moor on Sunday 12 May, 10am – 1.30pm.
This walk is not one to miss. Call 01208 863046 by May 9 to book your place.
Meet at Rough Tor car park near Camelford SX138 818, PL32 9QG
Bring appropriate clothing, camera, binoculars, lots of questions to quiz Peter with and a picnic if you are staying on the moor for lunch.
It’s free to join the walk but donations are gratefully received.