Archaeoastronomy and heritage walk

Archaeoastronomy Cornwall

How did our ancestors try to make sense of the night sky? During this fascinating guided walk, you’ll explore the ancient sites of West Penwith to discover their connection with astronomical events. The Archaeoastronomy and Heritage Walk takes you to barrows, ancient stone circles and more. Find out more about Carolyn’s tour and book here.

Cost: 
  • Paid

Accessibility

  • Learning
  • Sensory
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Trencrom Hill is an ancient hill fort and mythical home of the legendary giant Trecobben. The story goes that he used to play games with the giant who built St Michael’s Mount (which you will just be able to see in the distance). Look for the rock formations, which are said to be the Giant’s Cradle, Giant’s Chair and Giant’s Spoon.

Walking the St Michael’s Way is an opportunity to explore some of the historic churches in the area. At the start of your journey in Lelant, you’ll find St Uny, a medieval, granite-built church with a rich history. In Ludgvan, you’ll find the impressive St Paul’s Church, which has a history dating back to the 7th century, while Gulval is home to a lovely 13th-century church.

Experience Cornwall’s ancient history through West Penwith’s quoits, stone circles and stories. During this fascinating excursion from Kernow Tours, you’ll follow a circular route around West Penwith, exploring holy wells and standing stones to discover their possible meanings. Site visits include Mên-an-Tol, Ballowall Barrow and Lanyon Quoit. Find out more here.