Cornwall AONB’s Monument Celebration Week 2023

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The Cornwall AONB’s Monument Celebration Week is back for 2023! There are a whole range of exciting activities taking place across the protected landscape as part of the Monumental Improvement project which is celebrating local heritage and helping to protect historical sites at risk.

  • Guided Heritage Sensory & Accessible Walk, The Rumps – Tuesday 12 September

The Cornwall AONB’s Monumental Improvement project will be running two free guided walks exploring the Iron Age history which can be found along the coast path in Section 3 of the protected landscape. One of these walks will be accessible and there is a Tramper available to book in advance, please check our event website for more information.

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  • Family Fun Day at Castle Dore – Saturday 16 September

Come and explore the history of this fascinating site with links to King Mark and the legendary Tristan and Isolde. The site was also a scene of battle from the English Civil War and is currently undergoing a series of archaeological conservation repairs as part of the Monumental Improvement project.

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  • Sensory Walk at Trebarveth Settlement, Lizard Peninsula – Tuesday 19 September

Join us for a sensory walk to an Iron Age salt making site on the Lizard. Designed as an immersive sensory experience, this walk will guide you through nature, using your senses to connect and interact with the natural environments whilst exploring the fascinating prehistoric history of the area. Book Here:

  • Observation Drawing Workshop, Bodmin Moor – Friday 22 September

Join local artist, Robin Paris for an observational drawing workshop on Bodmin Moor. On a slow amble in and around the prehistoric site of Stowe’s Hill we’ll observe and be inspired by its magnificently sculpted stones and tors, its nature and history. At four ceremonial landscapes on our journey, we’ll boldly draw these changing shapes and views, acknowledging equinox, time of equal light and dark to develop our drawings into semi-abstract black and white artworks. No experience necessary!

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  • Bottreaux Castle Garden Finds Event, Boscastle – Saturday 23 September

An in-depth exploration of this fascinating site and the opportunity to bring with you any archaeological finds you may have discovered to find out more about them! The site has recently had a geophysical archaeological investigation as part of the Monumental Improvement project. Also onsite will be the Historic Environment Record Team who can help you find out more about the heritage on your doorstep anywhere in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. There’s more than history to explore, so why not join us on one of our pottery or drawing workshops.

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  • Conservation repair programme at Castle Dore throughout September. 

You can get involved in archaeological recording and practical conservation work throughout the month, and no previous experience is necessary.

Visit the Monumental Improvement project’s website for more information and book your free place here: