On holiday in Cornwall, we spent a day on Bodmin Moor.
Our walk started in the village of Minions!
First stop: a stone circle close to the village called “The Hurlers”. Local legend claims these were men who were turned to stone for “hurling” on a Sunday.Note the tin mine in the background – we’ll return to that on the way back.
The walk continues, with our destination – the granite tor known as “The Cheesewring”, clearly visible in the distance.
The name came about because the piled stones resemble a “cheesewring”, which was a press-like device once used to make cheese. It is a natural formation, caused by wind-erosion, although local legend claims that it was the result of a stone-throwing contest between two giants!
The view from the top:
The road back down to Minions passes the old tin mine seen in the background from The Hurlers:
And then back into Minions for a Cornish Cream Tea at the “Hurlers Halt”:
All photographs taken with a Panasonic Lumix TZ70 – except the “Hurlers Halt” which was taken on an earlier trip in 2005!