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.

Be Moor Aware - Crosslink Centre, Upton Cross, Saturday 20th April, 9:30am - 4:30pm – booking essential

We are running a FREE day school where those who walk on the moor can gain a bit of knowledge about basic navigation skills, survival techniques, what to do in an emergency etc. Advice will also be given also regarding the legal requirements of organisers of visits, events etc. and who to approach when thinking about organising a visit or holding an event on Bodmin Moor. Bring packed lunch, stout boots and waterproofs.
Booking Essential - Not suitable for under 16’s.

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.

CHAHP Potential New Projects Drop In Event

Come and join us to look at some of the exciting projects that have been planned to celebrate the extension of the Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project, and to have a chance to comment on CHAHPs past events & projects. The Project team look forward to meeting you.

St. Martins Church Hall, Liskeard 12th March 3pm to 7pm

CHAHP Potential New Projects Drop In Event

Come and join us to look at some of the exciting projects that have been planned to celebrate the extension of the Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project, and to have a chance to comment on CHAHPs past events & projects. The Project team look forward to meeting you.

St. Martins Church Hall, Liskeard 12th March 3pm to 7pm

Research ‘hub’ to help Caradon Hill area residents discover local and family history

Press Release issued on 22 January 2013

A new research 'hub' has been built in Liskeard to help local residents trace their family roots and research local history.

The new facility, at Stuart House in Barras Street, will give users access to local newspaper files from the 1800s, Cornish parish records, census material and information on births, deaths and marriages. Access will be free of charge though there will be a charge for printing.

Developed by the Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project (CHAHP) and The Stuart House Trust, the project has also brought back to life 19th Century copies of the Cornish Times newspaper.

From Friday 1 February, members of the public will be able to access digital copies of the weekly newspaper from the first edition published in January 1857 to December 1900.

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Caradon Archaeology visit Bearah Tor Quarry

The event on Sunday 13th October was well attended with 28 braving the biting wind, whilst simultaneously enjoying glorious sunshine. As well as spectacular views of Bodmin Moor the attendees were shown around the site by local stone mason Ian Piper whose family has worked here for generations.

Another object of the walk was to indentify a base for the medieval wheel headed cross, currently in Pendeen House, Liskeard. The Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project in partnership with English Heritage and cross expert Andrew Langdon will this month be restoring the monument before moving it back to the location from which it was removed in the early C20th. All those who attended reported have a fascinating insight to the site, and Ian Piper was thanked for giving up his Sunday morning to show the group around. On the way back down the track several archaeological features were identified including a large Bronze Age round house, and a Neolithic chambered tomb.

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Event Cancellations

Subject: TONIGHT'S BIRDWATCHING TALK IS POSTPONED 18/01/13

Sent on behalf of Jen Bousfield

Dear All,
Just had a call from our prospective speaker Gary Lewis. He is worried about getting to and from Stoke Climsland tonight in adverse weather, so the event has been cancelled for tonight and will be held at a later date.

Subject Phoenix United Clearance Work Cancelled 19/01/13

Sent on behalf of Chrissie le Marchant

Dear all

I’m sorry but we are going to have to cancel tomorrows work party, not all of the permissions needed to work on this site have been received back, in particular the one from Natural England to do works on the SSSI.

Hopefully we will be able to get to do some works on the site in future.

Thank you for your interest in helping look after the site.

Painting Classes with Jennie Boniface

Painting classes with Jennie Boniface to start soon:

Beginners and improvers are welcome on these painting workshops at the Liskerrett Community Centre, Liskeard 10am-4pm

Cost per session £5.00 - subsidised by Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project

Friday 25th January - CHARCOAL

Combine Charcoal, Watercolour and Ink to achieve a tonal and atmospheric Moorland view

Friday 1st February - PAINTING SPECIAL EFFECTS WITH WATERCOLOUR

Using a selection of alternative techniques recreate the textures of the Moors, Rocks and Stones

Friday 8th February - PAINTING MIXED MEDIA

Inspired by images of the Caradon Hill Area, use a variety of water-based media to create a textured collaged painting

Friday 15th February - SOFT PASTELS

Produce a pastel painting depicting the moods, light and colours of the Caradon Hill Area

To book onto a workshop or for further information about art classes, please contact:

Liskerrett Centre on 01579 340307 or visit www.liskerrett.co.uk or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Jennie Boniface on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A Birdwatcher's Year in Cornwall

CANCELLED! Mid-Tamar Wildlife Group on this Friday, 18th at the Old School in Stoke Climsland at 7.30pm.

The speaker is Gary Lewis who manages the Environmental Record Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (ERCCIS). Please note, there is a small charge for non-CWT members.

Full details on the LAPWG website: http://www.launcestonparishwildlife.org.uk/?q=node/5163

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