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.

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

ALIEN INVADERS!

Is Himalayan Balsam invading your territory?
Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project are holding a Himalayan Balsam ìAlien Invadersî information launch day on:Tuesday 14th May 2013, 11:00 to 15:00 Siblyback Lake, Commonmoor, Liskeard.
Anyone interested is welcome to come along for the launch by South West Lakes Trust. You will be able to chat to representatives from South West Lakes Trust; Westcountry Rivers Trust; Environment Agency; Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Cornwall Council, for information and advice on how we are able to work together to tackle this menace.
Himalayan Balsam, although very pretty, is a growing problem in the area. Our native flora is being lost, especially along the river banks, and the lack of winter vegetation is causing soil erosion and increasing the risk of flooding. This is a free event supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Lunch time refreshments will be provided.

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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