CHAHP News

Tinners and Tors': the annual excursion to Dartmoor

Sunday 12 June: Meet at High Down moorland car park SX526854 (up gated lane beside Dartmoor Inn nr. Lydford) at 10:00. A chance to visit one of the more remote Dartmoor mines and some of the impressive tin-streaming works of Doe Tor Brook. Although a small concern, Rattlebrook Mine has the usual remains and features associated with tin-mining on Dartmoor. There will be moorland terrain to negotiate, some of it possibly wet, although much of it consists of tracks; some height gain involved! The walk will be approximately 6-7 miles. Please dress appropriately for moor-walking and the weather conditions; bring a packed lunch and drink. Finish about 4:30. Open to all, but no dogs, sorry!

Coombe Junction Jaunt - Saturday 14th May 2016

Assemble at Liskeard Station (Looe platform) 10.00 for 10.15 

The curious railway line from Liskeard Station to Looe via Coombe Junction is 115 years old this year. The link line that starts its journey facing north east at Liskeard to turn through 180 degrees to head south west to Coombe Junction, before continuing south to Looe was opened on 15th May 1901. To the design of talented local engineer, Joseph Thomas, this joined the Liskeard and Caradon railway (opened 1846), which continued down to Looe in 1860, with the Great Western main line, which had opened in 1859. Thus, for the first time in more that forty years, rail passengers were able to transfer at Liskeard between the main line and the branch to Looe. 

In recent years, the small station at the bottom of the 2 mile incline, Coombe Junction Halt, has been served by just two trains a day, each way, and has frequently languished in the bottom 5 stations in the country, in terms of passenger numbers. Most recently, just 26 passengers used the station in the last year. 

On Saturday 14th May, we plan to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the link line opening and, at the same time, offer the rare opportunity to catch a train from one of Britain's least used stations. We will meet at the Looe line platform at Liskeard station for the short (0.8 mile) amble down hill to Coombe Junction. There we will catch one of the few trains that call there, at 10.52, for the 2 mile ride back up the circuitous link line to our starting point. 

The cost of the train journey will be be just £2.30 (or £1.50 if you are carrying a Railcard). You will have the rare opportunity to have a ticket from Coombe Junction (a collector's item!). And, if there are enough of us, we might be able to lift this little station out of its position at the bottom of the league table! 

Out and About Liskeard

The Bo Foaks Memorial Walk 2016 - A walk, led by Iain Rowe circling the town centre, answering questions, such as “where were Liskeard’s criminals executed?”, “where could no decent female be seen walking on a Sunday night?” and “where did the town's earliest known inhabitants live?” Meet: Stuart House, Saturday 9th April, 9:45 for a 10 o’clock start. Approx 2.5 miles on pavements and footpaths. No charge, but donations for Stuart House will be collected in memory of Bo. A light, end of walk lunch, can be booked before departing.

Moorswater Walk

You are invited join us on a circular walk leaving Stuart House, Barras Street, Liskeard at 10am on Saturday 4th April in remembrance of  Bo Foakes, who generously supported the Trust. The walk will take in Ladye Park, Moorswater, Coombe etc. and was an area Bo was particularly interested in. There will be some very steep ups and downs and it will be muddy, so good walking footwear and suitable clothing are a must.  There will also be an unique opportunity for you to have a light lunch (needs to be booked in advance) back in Stuart House after the walk.

If you wish to come on the walk, but avoid the trek down and back, please meet us under the A38 overpass in Moorswater at 10:30am, you will though still need good clothing and footwear.

To book a lunch please contact Sioux on        01579 347347    or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Oaktree Surgery Walking For Health

Patients of Oaktree Surgery, Liskeard are invited to join our walk leaders on Tuesday 7th & 21st May for a short walk leaving the Surgery at 10am

Bo Foaks Memorial Walk – leave & return to Stuart House, Liskeard, Saturday 6th April, 10am – 1pm (approx)

Bo was a well known character who worked with the Project & loved to explore his adopted countryside. Join us & follow in his footsteps exploring the Caradon area in the Spring. A three mile stroll taking in some of the beautiful footpaths & lanes that radiate out from Liskeard.
Stout boots & waterproofs are a must as are all dogs to be on leads, some sleep descents & inclines, could be muddy! Everyone Welcome!

Equinox Sunset Event 20th March

We will meet in the Hurlers Car Park at 4pm have a look at some of the Bronze Age monuments in the area & be back hopefully to see the sun set behind the skyline barrow on Craddock Moor from the Hurlers around 6pm. Brian will be explaining the fascinating work he has been doing on the monument & we then hope to retire to the Cheesewring Hotel for sustenance. I need to sort out permissions etc regarding the route, but do not envisage it being longer than a couple of miles. I hope you are able to join us.

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