The Ancient Pathways of Cornwall

Written by Simon Mitchell

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'Restormel'repparttar Castle of The Black Prince, overlooksrepparttar 147215 once highest navigable point ofrepparttar 147216 river Fowey, an ancient site. Like Castle D'or , used as a title for one of Daphne DuMaurier's books, it is likely to be pre-iron age. When you look at a map a whole line of at least Roman age encampments followsrepparttar 147217 river route across land, with one site perched next torepparttar 147218 once highest navigable point ofrepparttar 147219 Camel - in Dunmere woods. This suggests that this route was an important one to protect - because it was a main artery for precious metals.

The existing Saints Way followsrepparttar 147220 river route across East Cornwall, which was established long beforerepparttar 147221 Saints as a convenient short-cut between Ireland and Wales andrepparttar 147222 south coast of Cornwall - and on. The way is rich in springs and many holy wells are still to be found. The Church at Lanlivery, a visible route sign from many miles away, sits high onrepparttar 147223 horizon, a beacon for travellers. It lines up withrepparttar 147224 saint's pathway to ancient standing stones at Helman Tor an evident meeting place from Stone Age times. The Church at Lanivet beckonsrepparttar 147225 traveller on to whererepparttar 147226 route meetsrepparttar 147227 river Camel at Ruthernbridge and then continues North to Padstow.

Likerepparttar 147228 songs of Aborigines,repparttar 147229 peoples who once travelled these lands would learnrepparttar 147230 route through stories ofrepparttar 147231 wayplaces they would meet. And sometimes, when it is quiet,repparttar 147232 land still whispers these secrets to willing ears.

The Lily: Episode 1 (fiction) by Simon Mitchell This article is from research for 'The Lily' - the first episode of an exciting new Cornish novel set in the Fowey River Valley. Preview this story by visiting:

Freecycle Means Free Stuff and a Cleaner Environment

Written by Joe Hickman,

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Many local networks also allow "wanted" posts. If you're looking for a 10 gallon aquarium, check with Freecycle first. Odds are good someone may have one sitting in their basement collecting dust.

While each individual network may have slightly different restrictions, most are similar. There are generally four types of posts and these words must appear inrepparttar subject line of your email: Wanted: xxx, Offer: xxx, Taken: xxx, or Found: xxx.

Generally, you should elaborate a bit in your emails as to why you are need something or why you are interested in picking uprepparttar 147095 item. Please save your entire life story for another forum, but responses like "I'm interested" will likely get deleted.

Onrepparttar 147096 other hand, something like: "I'm a single mom who just moved here after my divorce. I'd love to pick up your washing machine tonight. I would greatly appreciate not having to squeeze in time to go torepparttar 147097 laundromat after work," will likely get consideration.

Be sincere. Don't make up a woeful story trying to get something. The intent of Freecycle is to help others by giving and getting. And atrepparttar 147098 same time, helprepparttar 147099 environment.

What a great, fun organization.

Joe Hickman, a former EPA web writer, is editor at ( )

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