Out in the land with LAN

LAN is the acronym for the Lizard Ancient sites Network, a group of volunteers set up in 2009 to look after the prehistoric and early medieval sites on the Lizard peninsula. We work closely with Cornwall Council’s Historic Environment service, Natural England and the National Trust on the Lizard, and in the five years since we came into being, we have looked after a wide variety of ancient sites, many of which were formerly overgrown or in danger of being lost.

These sites lie in some of the Lizard’s most beautiful unspoilt countryside, and make a worthwhile addition to anyone’s day out in the land. We have a number of site monitors, who keep an eye on the monuments, and once a month we do a clear-up at a different site, removing overgrowing vegetation and scrub. Three Brothers These clear-ups are not difficult and are fun and companionable (all tools provided). Some of the sites where LAN has worked include Kynance Gate settlement (which we have rescued from a sea of gorse), the barrows near Drytree standing stone (which can now be seen for the first time in many years), the Three Brothers of Grugwith monument behind Zoar garage, and the area around the ruined St.Rumons Church. We have also helped clear the National Trust sites at Chynhalls Point and Carminowe Mill, and are currently working on the Natural England newly-cleared area of Polcoverack settlement. Chynhalls point clear-upIf you would like to join us on any of our clear-ups you will be made very welcome. They are usually on a Tuesday afternoon, and details can be found here. To contact LAN please go to http://www.cornishancientsites.com/lan.html or e-mail us on info@cornishancientsites.com or telephone 01736-787186. Published: June 2013 Author:Cheryl Straffon ANCIENT SITES CLEAR-UPS 2013 (July-Dec) Tuesday July 16th 12.00 midday St.Rumon’s Church [SW7039 1643] Meet at lane to Farm off A3083 Team leader: BOF Tuesday August 13th 12.00 midday Three Brothers of Grugwith monument [SW7616 1978] Meet at lay-by past Zoar Garage on B3293 Team leaders:SE/ BOF Tuesday September 10th 12.00 midday Chynhalls Point cliff castle [SW785 175] Park near Coverack school, to be collected. Team leader: Nigel Cook Tuesday October 15th 11am Carminowe Mill [SW6590 2440] Meet at Little Nanspean [on minor road from A3083 to Gunwalloe Cove] Team leader: CJ Tuesday Nov 12th 11am Croft Pascoe barrow [SW727 194] Meet at Traboe Cross lay-by (SW737 206) Team leader: BOF Tuesday December 10th 11.00am Kynance Gate Settlement [SW 687 139] Meet at Kynance Cove car park [off A3083] Team leader: CS All tools provided (please bring gloves). For more information please phone 01736-787186, or e-mail info@cornishancientsites.com Click here for more articles about conservation work on the Lizard. {jcomments on}