On Trencrom Hill

Post 7/2023 Cornwall UK Monday 6 March . . . A memorable moment last week involved looking across Cornwall from coast to coast. We walked to Trencrom Hill from where we could see the Atlantic to the north and St Michael’s Mount in the English Channel to the south–a distance of 8.5 miles between Carbis Bay and Marazion..

We were hosting nephew Dylan Mast for a few days while he was traveling in the UK and Europe, before being called up by his airline for his inauguration flight as a first officer. Trencrom, with an altitude of 170 metres (550 feet), proved his favourite walk. We paused there for a picnic, returning home by different paths.

Beyond the fields and moors behind us lies the Atlantic Ocean, about three miles to the coast at Carbis Bay. Trencrom was home to a Neolithic (Stone Age) community, followed by an Iron Age hillfort community. Among the signs of prehistoric occupation are low rocky walls, outcropping walls, and entrance gate stones (featured image).
St Michael’s Mount lies in Mounts Bay in the English Channel, about eight miles from where we are standing. We’ve walked St Michael’s Way at least a dozen times over the years, a wonderful trek through fields, lanes, and a marsh.

Sunday fellowship walk

We “braved” some chilly weather to join a group of 14 on the monthly fellowship walk organized by St Anta Church. We started at Tehidy Woods for a circular walk to the village of Portreath and back.

A buzz about

A bumblebee at work, oblivious to the camera.

A spot of humour

A friend occasionally forwards a compendium of humorous quotes. Here are three samples.

Honk if you love peace and quiet.

If the shoe fits, get another one just like it.

You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?

‘Till next time



One thought on “On Trencrom Hill

  1. I love the quotes. Honk if you love peace and quiet. I got a chuckle out of that one. Your walking trails seem magical. So nice you had your nephew visit.


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