Friday 11 February 2022

Kernow Air Ambulance and a Walk in Kingswood

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No,it's the Kernow Air Ambulance. Kernow is the Cornish language name for Cornwall. 

While out walking we heard the helicopter overhead. It was on it's way to the Co-operative Supermarket car park - the only place it could land safely. As soon as it was on terra firma the team were off to the local town where there had been an incident.

Once the crew had gone people started to check out the Air Ambulance.

The crew returned and were soon back in the air.

The Cornwall Air Ambulance is called to over 1000 seriously sick or injured people every year in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. As a charity, they rely on the public to fund these life saving missions.

Moving on: We thought a walk in Kings Wood, at Pentewan, might be a good idea despite it being a dull day.

We didn't walk that far and kept to the main trails.

Walking in the ancient Kings Wood has been a well trodden path for hundreds of years. After walking for a while there is a sign asking: "Did you feel a little shiver just now?" They are not talking about any coldness from the weather - but more ghostly things!

Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster, Lord Ordainer (1278-1322), and one of the most powerful men in England is believed to have once owned King's Wood. 

He was the cousin of Edward the Second and led the barons' revolt against the King in 1332. He was was defeated at the Battle of Borough Bridge. On March 22nd of the same year. Thomas was found guilty of treason and beheaded.

Who knows, perhaps the ghost of Thomas still walks these ancient paths.

Not a lot of colour within the King's Wood at the moment but the bluebells will put on a display in the Spring. In the meantime here's a Colourful camellia flower from my garden.

Thanks for visiting my blog, have a happy week ~ Mike.


  1. That air ambulance is an impressive machine, our Camelia has lots of buds but it will be quite a while before we see any flowers. Take care. 😊

    1. Hello David, we have about 20 flowers now on our camellia but a few have already fallen to the ground. Same with our Azalea - quite a few flowers. Have a good week.

  2. Hello Mike, the Air Ambulance team do sterling work don't they. When I was having our littlest child at Trellisk hospital, I could hear the helicopter coming & going all night long. I remember the windows were open and every time it landed / took off, all the curtains in the ward would blow everywhere. I definitely got a spooky vibe looking at your Kings Woods pictures. Lovely to see Toby's Bush in full bloom. Lulu :)

    1. Hello Lulu, thanks for rememberong Toby! Yes, the Air Ambulance do a great job. The last time I was at Trellisk the helicopter took off as I looked on, nothing but praise for them. Hope you have a happy day, as it's the 14th. All good wishes, don't work too hard.

  3. Thank you for another lovely meander through your lovely Cornwall, Mike. Those woods look beautiful, but if they give you the shivers, I'm not sure I'd want to be there on my own!

    1. Thanks very much, the age of the trees gives the area an interesting feel, though I didn't find it too creepy! All good wishes.



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