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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 countryside!

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

 

       

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

       

Plants to be identified

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

 

 

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

To be identified

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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