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In this blog we aim to bring you information on our holiday cottage, the Cellars in Church Cove, plus information and events on the Lizard and South Cornwall.

Cornwall Wildlife Trust

As well as the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB) and the Natural Trust helping to protect the Cornish countryside which I talked about in last weeks blog, I read this week in the February edition of Cornwall Today about the Cornwall Wildlife Trust (CWT) which...

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More of the SW coastal path

While we were at the Cellars over Christmas we did a couple of sections of the SW coastal path we have not done before. The first was from Praa sands, a lovely sandy beach good for families, to Perranthoe, also a nice beach. It was an interesting walk with some lovely...

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Drama in Falmouth

A bit of drama this week in Falmouth that hit the national news; a Russian cargo shop ran aground on Gyllyngvase Beach in 'extreme' and 'horrific' weather which had caused the boat to drag its anchor. In a rescue operation led by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency...

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The Historic Lloyd’s Signal Station

I was recently rereading some of our old Coast magazines and saw that last year that the iconic and historic Lloyd's Signal Station near the Cellars was for sale for £750,000. I was surprised we missed this the first time around and that we had not heard about this...

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Holly at Christmas

Holly can be found throughout the Lizard and interestingly in Cornwall, holly was once traditionally used instead of a Christmas tree. It is such a symbol of Christmas and today, it remains probably the most popular plant for Christmas decorations. Holly was adopted...

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Lizard in the war years

I have been re-reading The Lizard in Landewednack, a great little book which we keep at the Cellars. It is very informative and was produced by the Lizard History Society. One of our neighbours was very involved with it. There was some interesting...

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Lizard Tales

This time whilst at the Cellars I bought two booklets Lizard Tales 1 and 11 which contains tales from elderly Lizard villagers. It was produced in 1997 and some are no longer with us so it is great they were encouraged to put pen to paper. Several...

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Declines in cornish insects

Some shocking news came out this week on the decline of insects in Cornwall since 1980. The study looked at 23 species of bees and estimated that as a group their distribution across Cornwall has declined by 44%. The distribution of wasps has...

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Choughs in Botallack

I had heard there were more Choughs – the famous Cornwall black birds with red legs and red beaks -  around Botallack compared to the Lizard where there is only one pair, but we did not expect to see any.  However we were on the inland part of our circular...

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The Tin Coast

Another thing we did when we were at the Cellars recently was a lovely circular walk north of St Just starting at the famous Botallack tin mine engine houses you may have well seen in photos as they are so impressive given their location on the rock so...

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Tremenhere Sculpture Gardens

We finally visited Tremenhere sculpture gardens near Penzance last week whilst staying at the Cellars. I have been meaning to go there for ages. Other than a huge minotaur sculpture, huge hassan marble eucalyptus seed pods (see picture above) and a...

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The Flying Scotsman comes to Cornwall

We saw on the local SW news programme Spotlight which we watch even when we are not in Cornwall, that the Flying Scotsman steam locomotive was doing a trip through Devon and Cornwall  the weekend just gone. It has never been to Cornwall before so this was...

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