Rough Tor, Bodmin, July 2018; National Trust
During the era of COVI19 lockdown, the guided walks programme is suspended, of course.
But with the advent of the Virtual Cafe Sci (HERE) it may yet be possible to organise ‘outside broadcasts’ form a range of ‘essential’ workplaces, where they involve ‘necessary’ work such as agricutulture, or animal welfare.
So watch this space. Its not our first priority; but we’ll be keen to add this to the repertoire, as soon as it seems possible.
Some of the most successful informal events that we have organised have been a simple walk through a chosen location, with several experts in their own field (sic) able to contribute from their own knowledge, and so enrich an understanding of our environment as a while.
A good recent example would be a walk through Dynamite Valley, Ponsanooth, with a geologist, and chemist and a physicist – and also members of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
Potential future walks:
- The first factory in Cornwall? (at the ancient late neolithic settlement at Carn Brea)
- Arthur’s legend – evidence that Cornwall traded with the whole of Europe
- Feet of Clay – how to turn granite to porcelain
- Recycling – where does it all go?
- Swifts – the flights and migrations of some of our fastest birds