Sunday, 1 December 2019
The Beautiful Fowey River, Cornwall
Following on from my post Beautiful Views of the Fowey Estuary, Cornwall above is a further photo of the Fowey River as it cuts through some of the lovely countryside between Lostwithiel and Lanhydrock.
The source of the river is on Bodmin Moor at Fowey Well (Fenten Fowi in Cornish) about one mile from Brown Willy, which is the highest point in Cornwall.
The following photos show the local countryside leading to Lanhydrock House.
As for the name Brown Willy, mentioned above, there was a small campaign a few years back to change the name on signs to 'Bronn Wennil', the Cornish name for the highest point on Bodmin Moor - which actually means 'hill of swallows'. This fizzled out and the name, which is described as having the giggle factor, continues to amuse visitors.
Always good to see the green fields - even though they sometimes equate to lots of rain!
Near to this area is Restormel Castle which played a part in the English Civil War. See my post Visiting Restormel Castle and the English Civil War.
I snapped the above black and white photo of St.Austell station while waiting for St.Austell's Torchlight Parade to pass. My grandso...