CHAHP News

This is the place to keep up to date with all the latest goings on in the Caradon Hill Area. There's a huge range of events taking place every month, from guided themed walks and school trips with local experts, to wildlife and monument conservation and community celebrations. There are also lots of opportunities to learn new skills and sign up as a volunteer.

Browse the events listings and find out about project news or sign up to the RSS feed to get automatic updates whenever new info is added.

Free Comet Spotting Evening 15th December 2018 - Siblyback Lake

You are invited to attend Caradon Observatory’s next free outreach event on Saturday 15th December at Siblyback Lake. It will be a purely observing evening between 7pm and 10pm so please wrap up warm and hope for a clear sky. If it’s rainy or too cloudy the event will be postponed. Caradon Observatory will post Facebook updates on the days running up to the event.

There will be a range of telescopes for visitors to look through. The main focus of the night will be the closest approach of comet 46P/Wirtanen. There is a really good chance that this comet will be visible with the naked eye from a dark site. 

A first quarter Moon will be South at the start of the evening with Mars and Neptune to the West. Orion and the Pleiades will be visible in the East. Comet 46/P Wirtanen will be just below the Pleiades.

The Rock Hopper Cafill be open for refreshments. If you would like a meal please give them a ring on 01579 343 448 to book a table.

The event is one of a series showcasing the exceptional quality of the night sky over Bodmin Moor. Conditions at the last Siblyback dark sky event were very impressive. The moor was designated as an International Dark Sky Landscape in 2017. This followed a successful bid by Cornwall Council and Caradon Observatory. For more information on Bodmin Moor’s International Dark Sky Landscape designation please see www.cornwall.gov.uk/darksky or reply to this email with any questions.

Port Eliot Talk - Liskeard Old Cornwall Society

In the Long Room, West St., Liskeard on Friday 14th Dec. at 2.30pm we welcome David Kilborn from the Arts Society. His illustrated talk is based on their projec t to digitise and catalogue the late Earl's pre 1900 photographs held at Port Eliot, which reflect the family's lifestyle of the period. Very interesting! A donation from non-members welcome; raffle, refreshments and "Trelawny" as always. (From Liskeard Old Cornwall Society

Caradon Orchard Group AGM 22.11.2018

Just a reminder about the forth-coming COG AGM this coming Thursday, 22nd November at 7.15 for 7.30 pm in Linkinhorne Parish hall, Upton Cross.  Our guest speakers, following the AGM, will be from "I Love Nature" - then cake!

Caradon Amateur Geology Group

Our last indoor meeting of 2018 is this Friday, 16 November at 7.30pm at the Echo Centre, Barras Cross, Liskeard. Calum's talk is "The mines of Cousin Jack" The last field trip of the year will be on Saturday 24 November to Portscatho on the Roseland Peninsular. Meet outside Tatum's café on the slipway, TR2 5HQ, at 11am. All welcome at both events. Non members £3. Please dress for the weather conditions for the field trip & bring food & drink. If you are looking to burn off some of those Christmas calories why not join us at the 3rd Annual Geology Games on Seaton Beach on Friday 28 December. Meet at the beach café, PL11 3JQ at 11am. All welcome. No charge. Be prepared to get sandy & probably a bit wet

Today's Carol Vivian Liskeard Places of Worship walk has ben postponed

Due to the inclement weather today's (22 Sep) Carol Vivian Liskeard Places of Worship walk has ben postponed.
 
We will let you all know the new date when we get it.

Caradon Heritage Partnership AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Caradon Heritage Partnership will take place at 7:30pm on Thursday 8th Novmber 2018 at The Public Hall, West Street, Liskeard.

September Events in the Caradon Area

Heritage Open Days in Liskeard
 
 
Liskeard Walkabout 1997, by Carole Vivian. This has been updated to 2018 and visits Liskeard’s ancient places of worship.  It is a fund raiser for Cornwall Historic Churches Trust which makes grants for repairs to old churches and chapels in Cornwall.  Price £7 per person includes a new, illustrated, edition of Carole’s booklet.  Starts Westbourne Car park, West Street Liskeard, 2.00pm Saturday 22nd September.  It finishes at St. Martin’s Church where there will be an exhibition illustrating the history of the building.

Liskeard and Moorswater, Industrial Archaeology Walk

Sunday 12th August - Cornwall Archaeological Society Liskeard and Moorswater, Industrial Archaeology Walk with Iain Rowe. Meet in front of the railway station. Explore the canal, railway, mills and other features of one of the striking valleys surrounding the town, walking around 4 miles.

Meet at 1pm in front of Liskeard Station, SX 24732 63740, at PL14 4DX Open to non-members.

Northwood Farm Dig - Open Day

West Northwood Dig Grow and Build poster

Excavation volunteers required on Kit Hill in July 2018

Excavation volunteers required.

In July there will be an opportunity to help out in an investigation on the calciner flue on the summit of Kit Hill, we will be removing the turf to find out how big the voids in the flue are which are causing holes to appear in the paths. We will be refilling with sand to make the area safe. The work will take place on the 7th & 8th August with the 14th & 15th August being held in reserve if the weather is poor on the first two days. If you are interested in helping out please contact Ranger Jenny Heskett on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

The meeting place on both days is the summit car park at 10am and no previous experience is required, drinks and biscuits will be available but please bring lunch and other drinks.


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