Date(s) - 19/03/2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Brown Gelly, the giant of the central moors: noted for its beautiful arc of massive Bronze Age cairns, but containing plenty more besides. Much of the story of Cornwall can be told on this great lump of a hill.
Meet at the bend in the Bunning’s Park road N of Whitebarrow Downs at SX 186713. Along a permissive path through Lord’s Park Farm to the lower slopes of Brown Gelly. Around to E side to see prehistoric round houses, transhumance huts and later medieval longhouses, strip fields and tin streamworks before climbing to the hill’s southern tor in order to best enjoy the effects seen from the great summit cairns. Roughtor is to the north. Down the W side via a small mine and a strange open-ended enclosure. Dozmary Pool and Colliford Lake reservoir will provide watery edges to the north and west of the world experienced. Bring lunch, wear stout walking boots and a layer of clothing extra to what you may expect you need.