Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Our Trip to Britain in August 2023: Part 2 Mousehole and Ancient Sites in Cornwall


During our stay in Cornwall, UK, we visited several other places after Land's End.

We hiked on steep footpaths down to the small fishing village of Mousehole, pronounced ‘Mouzelle’. The header image shows the view from the hill overlooking Mousehole.

One morning, we visited the local megaliths, the Merry Maidens stone circle. We often passed isolated megaliths and stone crosses, although we don’t know if they were standing at the original sites.


Another afternoon we walked to a hill top with a pile of rocks called Chapel Carn Brea. Five Dartmoor ponies were grazing near the rocks. I took a picture of three horses.

On the same day, we hiked across footpaths to another hill with an ancient site called Bartine Castle. Most of the stones were deep in the heather and gorse. We found a Holy well on top of the hill. Stones are placed around a well of water from a spring.

Finally, here’s a hazy view over lovely Porthcurno Beach with light yellow sand and turquoise-hued sea. Two ponies were sheltering in the rocks. The cliffs are steep here and rain was forecast, so we refrained from climbing into the crowded beach.

After our week in Cornwall, we drove to my brother’s house for more family get-togethers. People in their extended family often drop in for a meal or stay the night.  

This will probably be my last post from the UK since we’re flying back to Atlanta in a couple of days. 

If you missed Part 2, look here –


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