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.

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:

 https://www.facebook.com/caradon.hill

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: https://www.facebook.com/caradon.hill 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!

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.

2nd. FESTIVAL OF YOUTH MUSIC at LISKEARD PUBLIC HALL Sun. 6th. July at 7p.m. In memory of Bo Foaks

Stuart House Trust is again sponsoring the above event, which was set up in memory of our friend and supporter Bo Foaks, who wished to encourage musical performance by young and talented musicians.

This year sees an even greater range of music, with local students from Truro College in the west to Kelly College in the east, and Looe Academy in the south to Callington in the north. Performers ages range from 7 to 17.

Please come along and support our young musicians in what should be a feast of entertainment. Tickets are priced at a modest £3 to encourage a full house, and are available from Reception at Stuart House.

We are especially indebted to the Music Department at Liskeard School under the leadership of Judy Whitlock and Jane Warwick, and to Bianca Phillips Libby for their enthusiastic support. Sunday 6th July 2014

Bronze Age Craddock Moor Walk

A joint Bo Foaks and Tony Blackman, Memorial Walk with Iain Rowe - Saturday 5th April 10am to 1pm, Minions Heritage Centre Car Park SX 262 713.

Caradon Natural Dyers Second Workshop

Making and Dyeing in a Woad Vat is Caradon Natural Dyers second workshop on
Friday 4 April. Various materials from nature will start woad and indigo
vats, and henna, bananas and onion skins are some we will be using. Fabric
can be decorated with resist paste.

The workshop takes place 10am - 4pm at the Parish Hall in Upton Cross and
costs £18 plus £5 materials. Contact Robin if you would like to take part, or to receive details of future workshops and
events.

If you would like to make up your own woad vat to take home and use, please
let me know by 31 March so I can advise what equipment you will need and
the materials cost.

May's workshop will be Rust and Tannin Dyeing. If you'd like to take part
then start looking out for and gathering iron scraps to use (eg rusty old
nails and bolts).

Liskeard Pre-1700 Group

For anyone interested in the history of the area pre-1700. 

Led by Tony Wood and Jo Mattingly

Saturday 22nd of March 2014 from 2-4pm at Stuart House, Liskeard. 

This is an open group, everyone is welcome, so please circulate these details.

March Meeting of the Liskeard History Group

THURSDAY 2Oth MARCH 

 

7:00 FOR 7:30, STUART HOUSE CAFE, Barras Street, Liskeard.

EAT YOUR WORDS over Short Story Week!

Caradon Writers are holding a mini workshop on Saturday 16 November 10am-12noon at the Liskerrett Centre. This is to celebrate short story week (11-17 Nov) and to invite writers to come and explore the neglected craft of short story writing.
 
The workshop will be led by creative writing tutor Lianne Crocker.
The cost will be £5 to be paid on the day.

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