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Those of us who were lucky enough not to have to self-isolate were able to go out for our daily exercise during the lockdown months. Taking photos of trees, shrubs,  flowers and the countryside to share with friends and family gave us all an additional purpose to our walks.  So let us share all our photos with the members of the group.  E-mail them to me and I will post them for you on this page. 

From the week of 4th May, the most recent entries will be at the top of this page to save you having to scroll down.  This said, if this is your first visit to the site, please scroll down to see all the entries.

Enjoy your virtual tour of the Cornish landscapes!

Theme for October:  autumn colours

 

Near Lanreath

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Near Lanreath

Credit:  Steph Thomas

   
   
All seven photos taken in Penpol by Annie Singer

Photos taken on a very wet day at Duchy Nurseries

Credit:  Annie Singer

Photos taken on the coast path walking towards Pencarrow Head by A-M Singer

Evening sun on the river Lerryn on a high tide

Credit:  Sue Daw

The river Lerryn and Ethy Woods

Credit:  Sue daw

Gribbin Head

Credit:  Annie Singer

Between Gribbin Head and Polkerris

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

Theme for September/October:  fungi and mushrooms

   

 Cliff, near Lerryn

Credit:  Annie Singer

Growing in horse manure on road near Warleggan

Credit:  Annie Singer

   

Cardinham

Credit:  Annie Singer

Cardinham

Credit:  Annie Singer

   

Cardinham

Credit:  Annie Singer

Cardinham

Credit:  Annie Singer

   

Picked at Lantic Bay

Credit:  Annie Singer

 Near Duloe

Credit:  Annie Singer

   

Cardinham

Credit:  Annie Singer

South Bank of the river Lerryn

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

South Bank of the river Lerryn

Credit:  Annie Singer

By Ethy Rock, Lerryn

Credit:  Sue Daw

In Brenda Mead's garden

In Brenda Mead's garden
 

In Brenda Mead's garden

Castel-an-Dinas

Credit:  Judy Dixon

   
In Brenda Mead's garden

Between Cardinham Village and Millpool

Credit:  Annie Singer

Pentewan Trail

Credit:  Annie Singer

Pentewan Trail

Credit:  Annie Singer

Pentewan Trail

Credit:  Annie Singer

Pentewan Trail

Credit:  Annie Singer

Pentewan Trail

Credit:  Annie Singer

Pentewan Trail

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

Credit:  Delia Wallace

 By the car park in Menabilly

Credit: Annie Singer

Closed fungi on Gribbin Head in 09/10/20

Credit:  Annie Singer

Same fungi on 13/10/20

Credit:  Annie Singer

Credit: Jacqui Lewsy Credit: Jacqui Lewsy
Credit: Jacqui Lewsy Credit: Jacqui Lewsy
 
Credit:  Jacqui Lewsy  

 

Week of 31st August 

 "The Castle" - Trefanny Hill, near Pelynt

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Remains of quarry forge - Carbilly Tor

Credit:  Steph Thomas

 

Stripple Stones Henge, Bodmin Moor

Credit:  Steph Thomas

 From Hawk's Tor

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Trig point at the top of Hawk's Tor

Credit:  Annie Singer

From the top of Hawk's Tor

Credit:  Annie Singer

Cheesewring on Carbilly Tor

Credit:  Annie Singer

Cheesewring on Carbilly Tor

Credit:  Annie Singer

Water lillies in quarry pool on Carbilly Tor

Credit:  Annie Singer

Tree fern leaves uncurling at Duchy Nurseries

Credit:  Annie Singer

Ferns growing on moss covered branch

Between Pelynt and Duloe

Credit:  Annie Singer

Moss covered old sluice on leat

West Looe River

Credit:  Annie Singer

Old bridge in Tremardat Woods, near Duloe

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

Sloes near Warleggan

Credit:  Annie Singer

Lichen near Warleggan

Credit:  Annie Singer

 Cow on top of Cornish wall near Cardinham

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

Week of 24th August

Marsland Mouth, looking towards Devon

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Fungi at the end of a stump

Cliff, near Lerryn

Credit:  Annie Singer

Mushrooms growing in horse manure on the road

Warleggan

Credit:  Annie Singer

Lichen covered rock

Warleggan

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

Lichen hanging from tree

Warleggan

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

Bracket fungi

Cardinham

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

Mushrooms

Cardinham

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

 

Week of 17th August

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First signs of autumn

Milltown

Credit:  Dave Burrough

 

After the storm

Milltown

Credit:  Dave Burrough

After the storm

Milltown

Credit:  Dave Burrough

     

Late flowering honeysuckle

Near Lostwithiel

Credit:  Dave Burrough 

Hedgerow

Near Lostwithiel

Credit:  Dave Burrough 

 

Boathouse

Near Lostwithiel

Credit:  Dave Burrough

 

Derelict barn

Haye Farm

Credit:  Steph Thomas

 

Derelict barn

Haye Farm

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Majestic tree trunk

Haye Farm

Credit:  Steph Thomas

 

From Haye Farm fields towards St Winnow

Credit:  Steph Thomas

 

From Haye Farm towards Penpol Creek

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Derelict barn

Close to Trevelyan, near Penpol

Credit:  Steph Thomas

 

Old flour mill

Penpol

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Old flour mill

Penpol

Credit:  Steph Thomas

 

Lichen hanging off tree

Near Warleggan

Credit:  Annie Singer

Peaceful lake

Glynn Valley Works

Credit:  Annie Singer

Foal suckling

Close to Glynn Valley Works

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

Door in walled garden?

Near Warleggan

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

 

Week of 10th August

Housemartins' nest

Riverview, Penpol

Credit:  Annie Singer

To be identified

Cliff, near Penpol

Credit:  Annie Singer

Field of daisies

Near Warleggan

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

 

Lichen on tree branches

Nr Warleggan

Credit:  Annie Singer

Lichen of tree branches

Near Warleggan

Credit:  Annie Singer

Lake by the Glynn Valley Clay works

Credit:  Annie Singer

Lake by the Glynn Valley Clay works

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Glynn Valley Clay works

Credit:  Annie Singer

   

Highland Cattle

Glynn Valley Clay Works

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Fuchsia

Near Warleggan

Credit:  Annie Singer

   

Week of 3rd August

To be identified

Penpol

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

To be identified

Penpol

Credit:  Annie Singer

Juicy blackberries

Lanreath

Credit:  Annie Singer

Juicy blackberries

Lanreath

Credit:  Annie Singer

Ferns growing on ash tree

Lanreath

Credit:  Annie Singer

Fat Hen (weed)

Lanreath

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

Majestic Oak tree

Cardinham

Credit: Steph Thomas

Hydrangeas

Cardinham

Credit:  Steph Thomas

 

 

 

Week of 27th July

Visiting seal spotted downstream from Lostwithiel by a kayaker

 

Week of 20th July

Green lane in Penpol

Credit:  Chris Burrough

Zooming in on the Obelix at Boconnoc

From St Veep

Credit:  Chris Burrough

Sweet meadow and blue vech

Wooda Cross, near Lerryn

Credit:  Chris Burrough

Top of the bank

Manelly, near Lerryn

Credit:  Chris Burrough

Stretching one's wings

Cliff

Credit:  Chris Burrough

View towards St Winnow

From fields at Haye Farm

Credit:  Chris Burrough

 

Jacqui Lewsey's lockdown photos at home and about

 

Week of 13th July

Yarrow?

Lizard Point

Credit:  Annie Singer

Wood Sage

Near Nine Maidens

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

Heather

Near Nine Maidens

Credit:  Annie Singer

Lichens, moss and foxgloves on boulder

Near Nine Maidens

Credit:  Annie Singer

Standing stone in hedgerow

Near Nine Maidens

Credit:  Annie Singer

Wild Thyme

Cape Cornwall

Credit:  Annie Singer

Lichens on boulders

Cape Cornwall

Credit:  Annie Singer

Lichens on boulders

Cape Cornwall

Credit:  Annie Singer

     

Wild Thyme

Cape Cornwall

Credit:  Annie Singer

Parasitic dodder over gorse

Carn Gloose, near Cornwall

Credit:  Annie Singer

Sea campion

Gwennap Head

Credit:  Annie Singer

To be identified

Gwennap Head

Credit:  Annie Singer

       

Dog rose

Gwennap Head

Credit:  Annie Singer

Thistle

Gwennap Head

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

 Lichen on boulder

Gwennap Head

Credit:  Annie Singer

Lichen on boulder

Cot Valley

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

       

Gunnera

Penberth Cove

Credit: Annie Singer

Agapanthus and Black Rose aeonium

Coverack

Credit: Annie Singer

Crocosmia in hedgerow

Coverack

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

 Hardy geranium growing wild

Coverack

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

   

Fungi

Manaccan - Helford

Credit:  Annie Singer

Acanthus

Manaccan - Helford

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

Tree fern

Manaccan - Helford

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

 

Week of 6th July

 

Lichen on wall

Antony Lighthouse

Credit:  Annie Singer

Lichen on roof of paraffin store

Antony Head

Credit:  Annie Singer

Lichen on shrub

Antony head

Credit: Annie Singer

Poneys on the way to the chapel at Rame Head

Credit:  Annie Singer

       

View from Rame Head towards Penlee Point

Credit:  Annie Singer

View from Rame Head Chapel towards Penlee Point

Credit:  Annie Singer

Fuschias growing wild

On coastpath to Cawsand

Credit:  Annie Singer

Naval exercise off Cawsand

Credit:  Annie Singer

     

View of Cawsand

Credit: Annie Singer

Ferns

Woods by Bury Castel

Credit:  Annie Singer

Moss covered branch

Woods by Bury Castel

Credit: Annie Singer

Footpath from Cardinham Village to Bury Castle

Credit:  Steph Thomas

 

Light through trees on a drizzly day

Footpath from Cardinham Village to Bury Castle

Credit:  Steph Thomas

 

Drops of rain on cobweb in the gorse bush

Footpath from Cardinham Village to Bury Castle

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Brook

Footpath from Cardinham Village to Bury Castle

Credit:  Steph Thomas

 

 

View from Bury Castle in the mist

Credit:  Steph Thomas

       

Towards Cardinham Church on a misty day

Credit:  Steph Thomas

"Fox and cubs"

Lostwithiel

Credit:  Annie Singer

Teasels

St Winnow

Credit:  Annie Singer

 Lichen clad bench

St Winnow Churchyard

Credit:  Annie Singer

     

Greater Burdock

St Winnow

Credit:  Annie Singer

Fields of poppies

West Pentire

Credit:  Kate Allen

Fields of poppies

West Pentire

Credit:  Kate Allen

 

 

Week of 29th June

Bugloss

Higher Polscoe, near Lostwithiel

Credit:  Jenny McDonald

Near Minions

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Black Swans

Caradon Town

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Horse and young foal

Caradon Town

Credit:  Annie Singer

   

Wild Cherries

Rilla Mill

Credit:  Annie Singer

Hazelnuts

Rilla Mill

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

Peacock butterfly

St Veep, near Lerryn

Credit:  Annie Singer

Betony

St Veep, nr Lerryn

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

Week of 22nd June

To be identified

Grampound with Creed

Credit:  Annie Singer

Wall pennywort

Grampound with Creed

Credit:  Annie Singer

Gunnera

Golden, near Grampound with Creed

Credit:  Annie Singer

Field of broccoli

Near Grampound with Creed

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

     

Head of broccoli

Near Grampound with Creed

Credit:  Annie Singer

Meadow sweet

Along the Bude Canal

Credit:  Annie Singer

Moorhen

Bude canal

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Ducks and ducklings

Bude Canal

Credit: Steph Thomas

       

Footpath on Planekeeper's walk

Near Bude

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Old barn

Near Bude

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Chicory in wild flower meadow

Lansallos

Credit:  Annie Singer

Penpol swan and 3 cygnets

Seen at Pont Pill

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

Week of 15th June

   

Tree root system

Near Grampound

Credit:  Annie Singer

Escapees from the garden by the side of the road

Near Grampound

Credit:  Annie Singer

Foxglove

Near Duchy Timber

Credit: Marion May

Honeysuckle

Near Duchy Timber

Credit: Marion May

       

Honeysuckle

Near Duchy Timber

Credit: Marion May

Wild roses

Near Duchy Timber

Credit: Marion May

Foxglove and rosebay willow herb

Near Lostwithiel

Credit:  Annie Singer

Common Valerian

Near Lostwithiel

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

       

Rosebay willow herb and honeysuckle

Near Bodmin Nurseries

Credit:  Annie Singer

New Summer House

Duchy Estate,  Lostwithiel

Credit:  Annie Singer

New Summer House

Duchy Estate,  Lostwithiel

Credit:  Annie Singer

Restormel Castel

Lostwithiel

Credit:  Annie Singer

       

Bedstraw

Near Lostwithiel

Credit:  Annie Singer

Booby's Bay

Trevose

Credit:  Steph Thomas

 Expectant seagull

Polperro

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

Towards Rame Head

From Polperro

Credit:  Annie Singer

       
       

 

Week of 8th June

Wild Angelica

Manelly, near Lerryn

Credit:  Annie Singer

White Foxglove

Manelly, near Lerryn

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

Dog and wild roses in full bloom

Cliff, near Lerryn

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

Dappled light on bracken

In woods between Cliff and Lerryn

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

Path strewn with mauve rhododendron petals

South Bank of river Lerryn

Credit:  Annie Singer

Fountain in Tivoli Gardens

Lerryn

Credit:  Annie Singer

Vipers' Bugle in shed doorway

Lerryn

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

Sedum roof on outbuilding

Lerryn

Credit:  Annie Singer

       

Wild pastures

Langunnet Farm, near Lerryn

Credit:  Annie Singer

 Should have brought my strimmer!

Langunnet Farm

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

Fields of red poppies

West Pentire

Credit:  Steph Thomas

 Common blue on pink thrift

Cliff overlooking Porth Joke

       
       

Sea Holly

Sand dunes at Hollywell Bay

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Sea Holly

Sand dunes at Hollywell Bay

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Porth Joke

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Porth Joke

Credit: Steph Thomas

       

Lichen on rocks

Cliff between Pentire Point West and Porth Joke

Credit:  Annie Singer

To be identified

Cliff between Pentire Point West and Porth Joke

Credit:  Annie Singer

Tamarisk hedge

Sand dunes near Hollywell Bay

Credit:  Annie Singer

Summer grass meadow

Milltown

Credit:  Dave Burrough

 

Week of 1st June

   

Orchid

Nr Downend Garage, Lostwithiel

Credit:  Jenny MacDonald

Foxgloves

On the way to Lanhydrock

Credit:  Jenny MacDonald

Climbing up to Sharp's Tor

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Cairns near Sharp's Tor

Credit:  Steph Thomas

       

On the way to Sharp's Tor looking towards Caradon Hill

Credit:  Steph Thomas

 

Lichen on Thorn Tree

Between Sharp's Tor and Bearah Tor

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Lichen on Thorn Tree

Between Sharp's Tor and Bearah Tor

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Old railway tracks

Below Kilmar Tor

Credit:  Steph Thomas

       

View from Kilmar Tor

Credit: Steph Thomas

Lonely foxglove

Near Stowes' Hill

Credit:  Steph Thomas

 Young foals

Near Stowes' Hill

Credit:  Steph Thomas

 

Poppies

West Pentire

Credit:  Steph Thomas

       

View towards St Winnow from Lantyan Woods

Credit:  Judy Dixon

Hogweed

On the road between Lantyan Woods and Golant

Credit:  Annie Singer

   

 

Week of 25th May

 

Laburnum tree

Wilsland, nr Penpol

Credit:  Annie Singer

Ferns

Woods on South bank of river Lerryn

Credit:  Annie Singer

Area known as "Hen and chicks"

South bank of river Lerryn

Credit: Judy Dixon

View of North Hill

Credit:  Steph Thomas

       
       

Bracken on top of hedge nr North Hill

Credit:  Steph Thomas

 Bank of bracken nr North Hill

Credit:  Steph Thomas

 Arthur's bed, nr Trewortha Tor

Credit:  Steph Thomas

 View from Arthur's bed towards Leskernick Hill

Credit:  Steph Thomas

 

Hawk's Tor

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Rhododendron tunnel below Hawk's Tor

Credit: Steph Thomas

 Hawthorn Tree below Hawk's Tor

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Green lane through Cassick Wood from Hawk's Tor to North Hill

Credit:  Steph Thomas

 

       

Dog daisies in wild flower meadow, Lerryn

Credit:  Annie Singer

Yellow rattle in wildflower meadow

Credit:  Annie Singer

Rapeseed oil plant by side of the road

Couch's Mill, nr Lerryn

Credit:  Annie Singer

 Common Milkwort

Couch's Mill, nr Lerryn

Credit:  Annie Singer

     

Cockerel and hens in St Germans

Credit:  Carol Williams

     

 

Week of 18th May

From a coastal walk outside Looe

Credit:  Lindsay Libby

From a coastal walk outside Looe

Credit:  Lindsay Libby

From a coastal walk outside Looe

Credit:  Lindsay Libby

From a coastal walk outside Looe

Credit:  Lindsay Libby

       

Around Lostwithiel

Credit:  Dave Burrough

Around Lostwithiel

Credit:  Dave Burrough

Around Lostwithiel

Credit:  Dave Burrough

Around Lostwithiel

Credit:  Dave Burrough

       

Fungi on Langannet Farm near Couch's Mill

Credit:  Judy Dixon

Cream Spot Tiger moth on path to Lantic Bay

Credit:  Judy Dixon

View of Lantic Bay from coast path

Credit:  Judy Dixon

Orange butterfly on path to Lantic Bay

Credit:  Judy Dixon

       

Lace silhouette

St Kew Highway

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Lace silhouette

St Kew Highway

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Ragged Robin

Footpath to Lansallos Beach

Credit:  A Singer

Thrift on clifftop

Footpath to Lansallos Beach

Credit:  A Singer

       

Ox-eyed Daisies

Footpath to Lansallos Beach

Credit:  A Singer

Common Bird's-foot-trefoil

Footpath to Lansallos Beach

Credit:  A Singer

Elderflower

Footpath to Lansallos Beach

Credit:  A Singer

Honeysuckle

Footpath to Lansallos Beach

Credit:  A Singer

Young shaggy calf

Bowithick, Bodmin Moor

Credit:  Steph Thomas

 

Reflections

Bowithick, Bodmin Moor

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Cattle on the way up to the top of Buttern Hill

Bodmin Moor

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Views from the top of Buttern Hill towards Rough Tor and Brown Willy

Credit:  Steph Thomas

   

Tin mine streaming gullies

Leskernick Hill, Bodmin Moor

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Tin mine streaming gullies

Leskernick Hill, Bodmin Moor

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Unidentified

Coast path to Lansallos Beach

Credit;  Annie Singer

 

Week of 11th May

Stitchwort along Holt Road

Credit:  Irene Eliot

Bank of bluebells and buttercups along Holt Road

Credit:  Irene Eliot

Bluebells and white bells along Holt Road

Credit:  Irene Eliot

Bank of buttercups along Holt Road

 

Credit:  Irene Eliot

Bank of cow parsley along Holt Road

Credit:  Irene Eliot

Speedwell along Holt Road

Credit:  Irene Eliot

Pink and white campion along Holt Road

Credit:  Irene Eliot

Foxglove along Holt Road

Credit:  Irene Eliot

     

Glynn Valley from Holt Road

Credit:  Irene Eliot

Old churn stand

St Kew Highway

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Hogweed

St Kew Highway

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Orchids near Lostwithiel

Credit:  Marion May

Around Milltown

Credit:  Dave Burrough

Around Milltown

Credit:  Dave Burrough

Around Milltown

Credit:  Dave Burrough

Around Milltown

Credit:  Dave Burrough

       

Wall Pennywort

Credit: Steph Thomas

Foxgloves

Credit: Steph Thomas

Ferns

St Kew Highway

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Field entrance

St Kew Highway

Credit:  Steph Thomas

     

Ford and bridge

St Kew Highway

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Rapeseed oil field beginning to bloom

Lanreath

Credit:  Annie Singer

Fern

Lanreath

Credit:  Annie Singer

Red valerian

Lanreath

Credit:  Annie Singer

     

Contrasting colours of pink and red valerian near St Kew Highway

Credit: Steph Thomas

Light on cow parsley

Grampound

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Bluebell Woods

Grampound

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Yet to be identified

Grampound

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Glossy dark bindweed leaves

Lerryn

Credit: Annie Singer

 

Broad leaved docks in bloom

Lerryn

Credit: Annie Singer

White butterfly darting from bluebell to bluebell

Lerryn

Credit: Annie Singer

White lilac growing in hedge

Manelly

Credit: Annie Singer

 

Light on dog roses

Cliff

Credit: Annie Singer

Light on erigeron

Cliff

Credit: Annie Singer

Copper beech

Cliff

Credit: Annie Singer

New Polzeath beach

Credit:  Irene Eliot

     

New Polzeath beach

Credit:  Irene Eliot

     

 

Week of 4th May

First honeysuckle

St Kew Highway

Credit: Steph Thomas

First foxgloves

St Kew Highway

Credit: Steph Thomas

First dog rose

St Kew Highway

Credit:  Steph Thomas

 

Common Bird's-foot-trefoil

St Veep

Credit: Annie Singer

Yellow water irises and campion

Trebant waters, nr Penpol

Credit: Annie Singer

Hawthorn

St Veep

Credit:  Annie Singer

 

Yet to be identified

St Veep

Credit:  Annie Singer

Wall Pennywort

St Veep

Credit: Annie Singer

 Goats in a field in St Winnow

Credit:  Judy Dixon

Daisy

St Nectan's

Credit:  Lindsay Southgate

Bluebells

St Nectan's

Credit: Lindsay Southgate

Different shades of blue - speedwell and bugle

St Kew Highway

Credit:  Steph Thomas

Bush Vetch

St Kew Highway

Credit: Steph Thomas

 Bee on dandelion

St Kew Highway

Credit: Steph Thomas

 Black Horehound

Lerryn

Credit:  Annie Singer

   

Fungi

Langunnett Farm, near Couch's Mill

Credit:  Annie Singer

Welcome boxes in Lostwithiel

Credit:  Judy Dixon

Welcome boxes in Lostwithiel

Credit:   Judy Dixon

 

 

Week of 23rd March

Primrose - Penpol Violet - Penpol Wild Garlic - Penpol

 

"Primrose Alley" - Penpol Tree in winter - Penpol

 

Week of 30th March

Narcissi - St Veep Periwinkle - St Veep Spring leaves- Lanteglos

 

Maythorn in full bloom on the left and first tree in leaf on the right - Penpol

 

Week of 6th April

Carpet of violets - St Veep First bluebell - St Veep Brunnera Macrophhylla with campion - Penpol

 

Week of 13th April

Dandelion field - Tencreek Fern uncurling - Penpol Fern uncurling - Penpol

 

Bluebell - Penpol

Deep red campion - Penpol

Bank of wild garlic - Penpol

 

Mixed wild flowers - Penpol Green cow parsley -   Penpol Ladies' Smock -Lanteglos

 

Week of 20th April

The footpath from Colquite to Penpol creek goes through the fields of Middle Penpol Farm and the trees below are the waymarkers guiding you on the right path.

 

 

There are many apple orchards around St Veep and Penpol.  The orchard on the left belongs to Middle Penpol Farm.  The one on the right belongs to the House called Penpoll and is by the bridge opposite the old mill.

 

 

 

The top three photos were taken between Lanteglos and Pont and the bottom three near Penpol.  I particularly like the photo of the lichen.

 

  My walks take me past people's gardens and I took photos of two different acers.  The photo on the left was taken in a garden by the river Fowey in Cliff and the other was taken in Lerryn.  The acer in Lerryn was of particular interest because of its peeling bark.  

 

The photos above of camellia and rhododendron blooms were taken in a garden in Penpol by kind permission of the owner.  Social distancing measures were observed.

 

The footpath from Lanteglos Highway and Pont takes you through a private property and the path is lined with trees and shrubs.  I took the four photos below. I do not know the name of the last shrub.

 

 

Week of 27th April

Tree in the Spring (note difference with photo taken during the week of 23 March) Dandelion field (note difference with photo taken during the week of 13 April) Clematis growing over a fence at Haye Farm, St Veep

 

Bluebells and one white bell, Penpol Yellow irises beginning to bloom near Trebant Waters, Penpol Black spotted orchid near Trebant Waters, Penpol

 

The wildflowers have featured much so far - this is not surprising as our Cornish hedgerows are a riot of colours in the Spring.  However, let us not forget about the beautiful plants which give us a symphony of different shades of green.  I am not sure what they all are!

 

The hedgerows are beautiful and the variety of wild flowers and plants that grow on them does vary from one minor road to the next.  Here is a selection taken around Lerryn, St Veep and Penpol.

 

I took the photos below on my walk on 3rd May from Penpol to Lerryn via Cliff

Wild garlic footpath down to Cliff Wild garlic carpet River Fowey looking towards St Winnow
Carpet of bluebells in woods at start of riverside walk from Cliff to Lerryn The ground of the woods on the South bank of the river Lerryn is covered by wild bilberry plants.  The photo aimed to show the tiny red fruit which were beginning to show Sea thrift on bank of the river Lerryn
River Lerryn through the tender green leaves of a young beech tree Clematis around a wooden post by the green in Lerryn Clematis in the garden of the Old Forge cottage

 

 

Old nest still visible high up in branches One of many cowslips in a wildflower garden in Lerryn First foxglove in bloom in St Veep

 

I will resume posting photos from my ramblings in due course but in the meantime,  let us enjoy the photos taken by other members the group.

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Lindsay Southgate's photos taken during the lockdown weeks in March and April

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Irene Eliot's photos of wildflowers taken on 19th April on her walking route along Holt Road towards Mount. The name of the flower in the first photo is Bloody Crane Bill which was used to help reduce bleeding from wounds

 

Lindsay Libby's photos of Ladies Smock in a field on her walk of 1st May.

 

Kate Allen's photos taken on her walk around Lower Polscoe on 2nd May.  Kate is concerned that her photos do not capture the vibrant colours of real life.  The wild rhododendron was such a rich deep pink.

 

Marion May's photos in May

 

Collection of wildflowers on the riverbank in Lostwithiel on 2nd May:  bluebells, pink and white campion   Wildflowers bank on 4th May(bluebells and campions) near Lostwithiel

 

Dave Burrough took the following photos mid to later April:

The first three were taken during our early morning walk from home via Woods and track off Tanhouse Lane and over the fields to Restormel, then through Terras Woods back home. The last photo was taken during our early morning Milltown walk.

The photos of the rainbows over Lostwithiel were taken on 30th April

 

 

Judy Dixon's photos taken early May:

View of the River Fowey from the bench at the end of the Shire Hall marshes Bluebells in Lanthyan Woods Wisteria in Lostwithiel Early purple orchid near the site of the old Downend Garage

 

Carol Williams photos late April - early May

29th April: 2 photos of a walk from Pendower Park to Polscoe and back through the Duchy Woods, past the Manor and along Restormel Road. See previous description 2nd May: Bluebells in the churchyard at St Nectan's chapel. Seen on a walk from Lostwithiel, details of which are in a small booklet called Exploring the Lostwithiel countryside.

 

Ben Purser's photos taken on three recent walks: one from his house to the Eden Project, one from St Blazey to Carlyon Bay and the last from St St Blazey to Par.

     

 

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