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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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

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



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.

Caradon Hill Area Heritage Partnership Inaugural Meeting

Wednesday 6th November, Sterts, 7:30pm
The first official meeting of the Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project Legacy Group, set up by CHAHP in partnership with the community groups formed with assistance from them. The aim of the partnership group is to carry on certain aspects of the project (which finishes it’s delivery on 31st December 2013) by working together.

Guided Walk - Mines, Mines and more Mines

Friday 18th October 10am to 1pm. Beginning at Linkinhorne Parish Hall, Upton Cross, with CHAHP Officer Iain Rowe. 2.5 miles approx - suitable footwear & clothing for a moorland walk a must. Some stiles and mud!

Guided Walk - Monday 14th October 10am to 1pm

Led by CHAHP Officer Jane Uglow, beginning at Golitha NNR carpark Free –no booking required.

Mapping the Sun at the Hurlers

A groundbreaking community archaeology project on Bodmin Moor has just wound up its excavation phase. Mapping the Sun has been facilitated and managed by The Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project (CHAHP), which receives funding from the Heritage Lottery Project, DEFRA, Cornwall Council and other local partners. This phase of the project has been deemed a great success, with the excavation and associated workshops being visited by well over 1,000 people. Twelve local school group visits were also facilitated and managed during the week long project by CHAHP. With the children learning about life in the Bronze Age and actually visiting the remains of the roundhouses where the builders of the Hurlers may have lived, as well as Rillaton Barrow, former home of the famous gold cup. Myths and Legends, Astronomy and Archaeology workshops were laid on for them also. A series of guided walks during the week were well attended, as were the flint knapping, small finds and woad dyeing workshops on Saturday. The excavation team was mainly made of volunteers, most of which were local, and had no archaeological training beforehand. Apart from the successful community aspect of the project, important discoveries have been made and a unique pavement excavated initially in the 1930s, and under threat from erosion has been re-excavated, surveyed and resealed. During the excavation a Bronze Age cutting tool was found as well as other flakes of flint. We will have to wait, possibly up to three months, for the pollen sampling analysis to come back, which should enable us to date the building of this unique monument, which is unknown in any other part of Britain, possibly the world. The excavation has been led by members of Cornwall Council’s Historic Environment Projects Team, who have overseen the dig, trained the volunteers and kept the visitors informed. The Roseland Observatory was on site all week leading workshops and surveying the landscape and astronomical alignments. A local Geologist has also been on site adding to a unique mix of experts who will be all adding their findings to the final report, which is due to be published before Christmas 2013. The Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project would like to thank the landowners, site managers, graziers and local commoners for their help and permissions, without which this event could never have taken place. We would also like to thank all those who turned up to help out with the dig, school trips, workshops etc.


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