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.

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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! 

Branching Out events

Artist Jo Mayes has received her funding for the Loop the Loop BRANCHING OUT project. The project is working with the railways and the libraries, celebrating our Community Heritage, Trains Day/World Book Night (also International Day of the Book), linking Bodmin to Liskeard and Liskeard to Looe.

Please join us:
Saturday April 23rd 10am – 4pm 
Join Lois Taylor to go onto the platform/trains/into Liskeard library and invite passengers to write a post card ( she will provide the cards ) and hand it in to us. These postcards can then be a creative resource of Vital Sparkers for creative writing, art work, music etc. 

You may also want to:
Be an artist at the station, sketching, drawing either recording what you see for your own development or to share in the moment with other passengers.
Be a poet on the station – capturing responses to what you see and hear.

To get ideas going and a feel for the project there is an invitation to join us for a guided walk around the Minions area – a gentle ramble full of history and fascinating facts on Monday 11th April at 11.15am. 

For more information click here

Downloadable Bodmin Moor Guides

You can now access pdfs of the popular Guide To Bodmin Moor in Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish by clicking here and scrolling down to Heritage Interpretation

Caradon Trail Leaflet - download

The printed version on the Caradon Trail can be located on the Caradon Hill website here:

Alternativly click here and click here

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.

Caradon Heritage Partnership – Schools and Organisation Loans Boxes

The Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project was established in 2009 and, funded for 4 years by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other local funders. One aspect of the project was the work it did with local schools and communities to encourage both children and adults to appreciate, find out about, use and conserve the abundant natural and historical resources in their local area.

Many local schools and groups visited natural and historical sites in their locality and learnt about the natural and historical environment of Bodmin Moor through observing, listening and acting out the lives and occupations of those who shaped and continue to manage the moor today. It became evident after the close of the project that this work should be continued in some way in order to inform and educate in the future

As a legacy of the project the Caradon Heritage Partnership have sourced and developed 7 loans boxes for schools and organisations to use to support learning about the local history and environment of the Caradon Hill area from the Mesolithic to World War II.  These are now available to borrow from Liskeard Museum.

The Caradon Heritage Partnership hope that these boxes will provide a useful resource for continuing the education of local children and adults about their rich historical and environmental heritage, and are able to send someone in to talk to your school or organisation about the contents of the boxes and how then can be used to support this.

For booking and further information please contact Liskeard Museum on 01579 346087 or by email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Caradon Heritage Videos Online

The Caradon Heritage videos used to make the smartphone and tablet Apps are now available via the CHAHP website, please follow the link below.


Cornwall Dormouse Day

Wednesday 23rd September 2015 

Upton Cross, Liskeard, Cornwall 

An event for professionals, volunteers and students working on dormouse surveys, management and research.

Please see the Caradon Hill Facebook page for details and the Application Forms:

St Cleer Dissenters Graveyard and Chapel history walk, scrub clearance and BBQ

Saturday 5th September - Meet at St Cleer general cemetery (next to primary school) at 1 p.m. Please bring secateurs, loppers etc. There will be a free BBQ for all participants in the scrub clearance. If you wish to attend please contact us via Facebook: or use the contact us form on this website.

Phoenix 100 2015 Dates and Events

Phoenix 100 - Celebrating our Heritage

A programme of free events to complement Liskeard Lions Carnival Week

Bearah Tor Quarry - A talk by Ian Piper on working the granite at the quarry on Bearah Tor. Liskeard Methodist Church 7.30pm Monday 29th June

Lanhydrock History -An illustrated talk by Lanhydrock volunteer Brian Oldham, looking at the Robartes family links with the Liskeard and Caradon area over the centuries. Liskeard Methodist Church 7.30 pm Tuesday 30th June

Ross Poldark's View of the Moor - A 3.5 mile circular walk led by Brian Oldham of Walkers Are Welcome. Sorry, but no dogs on this walk. Meet at the Hurlers Car Park, Minions at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start, Thursday 2nd July 2015

The Discovery of Kober - A Phoenix 100 Project, an evening of drama, music and dance telling the story of copper mining on Caradon Hill! It'll consist of comedy sketches, high drama, Cornish dancing and music. A performance featuring Caradon Hill Area Primary schoolchildren, Scoots Kernow and Play It Again Theatre Company. Displays and refreshments from 6pm performance 7pm The Public Hall, West Street, Liskeard on Thursday 2nd July

Mines of the Liskeard & Caradon District - Follow the tin and copper lodes and learn about the Victorian mining boom and the machines which drove it. Sorry but no dogs on this walk. A 4 mile circular walk led by Iain Rowe of Caradon Archaeology. Meet outside Minions Post Office at 10am on Saturday 4th July

Wildflower Walk - Last year Colin’s walk discovered two previously unrecorded plants. What will they find this year? With Colin French. Meet Minions Interpretive Centre Car Park 2pm on Saturday 4th July

Please come and join in the events. There are no charges but there will be a collection at each event to help cover the costs so that we can run similar events again next year!


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