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59th South Hill Horticultural Show, get your schedule here


Everybody has a skill… do YOU grow tasty fruit, perfect vegetables, perfect blooms?  Do you enjoy baking or photography?  Or are you handy with a needle and thread, or a paintbrush?  Whatever your hobby, you could win a prize at the South Hill Horticultural Show on August 18th 2018.

This year we also have a Dog Show and a Duck Race, both organised by Callington Young Farmers Club, raising money for St Luke’s Hospice, show funds and Club funds.

PLUS a CAR BOOT SALE, Bring your items to sell or donate for us to sell, raising money for the Parish Hall Funds, a FIVER a pitch >> contact events@south-hill.co.uk or Ali 384544

Full details in the Show schedule – get yours here…

Recycle your Christmas Tree event.


Join SHARE on Jan 6th from 7pm at the Parish Hall. Bring your Christmas trees, and cards to recycle, and any drinks and nibbles to share.

Plus we can help reduce waste, reuse and recycle, and support Kicks Count. Kicks Count www.KicksCount.org.uk and facebook group

Kicks Count inform and support pregnant ladies about their unborn babies movements, and help reduce the stillbirth rate within the UK. By RECYCLING not throwing away these items.

  • Baby food pouches & lids (any brand i.e. Ella’s kitchen) and Ella’s Kitchen snack wrappers
  • Flexible plastic cleaning wipe packets
  • Plastic trigger tops from cleaning spray bottles
  • Plastic tops from washing up liquid bottles
  • Plastic air freshener packaging, cartridges and used air fresheners such as plug in refills (any brand – NO GLASS or aerosols)
  • Plastic biscuit wrappers (sweet, not savoury) including individual wrappers like penguin wrappers. Must be biscuit wrappers, not confectionery
  • Used stamps (leave at least 1cm backing paper around stamp) both UK and Foreign
  • Any brand of coffee plastic jar lid, instant coffee refill pouches, coffee bean/filter coffee bags, one cup coffee sachets. Tassimo pods and foil bags (Tassimo only, no cardboard)
  • We are also collecting plastic Milk Bottle Tops and Ink Cartridges

Recycle collection point at Green Meadows on the South Hill Rd across from Golberdon crossroads or Annies Tea Room on CALLINGTON Fore street.

  • Plus recycle clothes at the bin located by the Fire Station on South Hill Rd.
  • Homeleigh Garden Centre, L’Son has a collection point in the top car park for Plant Pots and trays

Penharget 6.5 miles


Penharget Circular 6 ½ miles, 2 hours. Mostly dry under foot even in December. On quiet roads, tracks and footpaths.

From Golberdon crossroads, walk through the recreation field, past the hall and the play park, out through the pedestrian gate, be careful crossing the road, into “The Square” and walk down “back lane” footpath. Keep right, passing the houses at Moorland View, and along the foot path to Trewoodloe lane. Turn left and follow the lane through Trewoodloe, down the hill to Egypt (see the old pump on the left) and join the main Pensilva road.
Turn Right. Take care, keep in to the side and watch out for vehicles on this road.
At Kerney Bridge take the sign posted footpath alongside the water works, through the wood and following The Lynher river, take advantage of the recently installed bench at “the beach” and continue over the stile out to the road.
Turn right and this will bring you to Bicton Bridge, with the remains of the water wheel and leat (water was rushing through here today).

Continue up around the corner and turn right into the wood, through the gate.

Pay attention to any posted signs, as they do have shooting here. There’s a number to phone for more info.
The ground under foot is much improved and dryish, as there’s been logging and planting here recently. Keep going, the stream is on your right, turn right when you spot the turn and a footbridge that crosses the water.

Scramble up the track/gully till you come out at Burnt Wood at the top of Scrawsdon Hill.

Turn left and in 50 paces turn right to Mill Lawn (For Sale sign).
Follow the newly tarmaced road.
(At Cobwebs you’ll see a footpath signposted, this will bring you back to Scrawsdon Farm just above Kerney Bridge.)
Continue past the stables and farm buildings and onto Mill Lawn cottage and then through Penharget Wood. (I saw a couple deer here today). Finally you’ll arrive at the junction with Penharget Cottage. Turn right.
Pass the farm, keep going down and up the hill to the Junction (close to the telephone exchange).

Say Hi to the pony, Keep Right and follow this road (to Golberdon), down hill all the way past Longridge and arriving back at Kerney Bridge.
(For an extra 2 ½ miles longer road walk, turn left to Mornick, at South Hill turn right and right again, back to Golberdon).
Or Continue up the hill, retracing your steps by turning left, pass the pump and up the steep hill to Trewoodloe and back on the lane to the footpath on the right to Moorland view houses, then left, up back lane into The Square and over the road into the recreation field, play park and the parish hall.
Or continue without turning off and continue into Golberdon and back to the crossroads.

South Hill Horticultural Show


On Saturday 19th August 2017 the 58th South Hill Horticultural Show took to Golberdon Village Hall with 600 exhibits of cookery, vegetables, handicrafts, photographs, flowers and children’s entries from 62 exhibitors. It was great to see so many new faces enter and support the show on the day.

The weather held off which aided in a successful day. Callington Mayor and Town Portreeve Mark Smith presented the trophies to the many winners and Liam Hartley of Maders presented the gift of a wooden crafted pen to Mark at the start of the prize giving. The prize winners were as follows below:

  • Committee Cup (Most points in show)- Brian Arthur
  • K. J. Uglow Cup (Runner up)- Peggy Ede
  • Cup third place most points- Judith Ayres
  • Barbara Ede (New entrant, most points)- Chloe Coombe
  • E.C. Pomroy (most points floral arrangements)- Cat Ede & Susan Hicks
  • Maureen Hindle (Best floral art exhibit)- Andrea Hill
  • Best Cut Flowers in Show- Brian Arthur
  • F. Eggins Memorial Trophy (Most points cut flowers)- Brian Arthur
  • Best exhibit in Pot plants- Barry Jackson
  • Gilbert Rickard trophy (most points in Veg classes)- Peggy Ede
  • H. Trewartha (best exhibit in Veg classes)- Barry Jackson
  • Best collection of vegetables- Brian Arthur
  • Buckingham Trophy (most points in handicrafts)- Andrea Hill
  • Best Exhibit in Handicrafts- Andrea Hill
  • Mrs S Rickard (most points in cookery)- Sharon Jasper
  • Best exhibit in cookery classes- Marina Herbert
  • Sheila Cup (most points in photography- Graham Hartley
  • Best entry in Photo Classes- Sue Skelton
  • Parish Council (Miss Alvery Cup Local Child most points)- Nathan Brent
  • Child 5 & Under most points- Chloe Coombe
  • Child 6-10 most points- Emily Robbins
  • Child 11-15 most points- Nathan Brent
  • R.H.G Gimblett (best photo by a child)- Liam Hartley
  • Jenny Jane (best rose in the Show)- Sue Skelton

Many thanks to Spar of Callington for donating the joint of beef for the “Guess the weight of the roast dinner” won by Erin Beale and Trevallacks Farm Shop for donating the cream tea for two for the game “Guess how many buttons in a jam jar” won by Josh Gosling. The roast dinner weighed 6.132kg and there were 256 buttons in the jar for anyone wondering how close you were! Many thanks also goes to sponsors Helluva Pasties, Janet Harding Alterations, Keltic and Callington Fresh Produce for their sponsorship.

Next year’s show will be Saturday 18th August…. Please put it in your diaries and keep it free, it will be great to see you there and fill the hall with exhibits again! J

If you would like more information or would like to become part of the team, please contact Lucy or Cat Ede on 01579 382182.

Rilla Mill 7 miler


From Golberdon crossroads, walk through the recreation field, past the hall and the play park, out through the pedestrian gate, be careful crossing the road, into “The Square” and walk down “back lane”. Keep right, passing the houses at Moorland View, and along the path to Trewoodloe lane. Turn left and follow the lane, pass Trewoodloe Castle, Trewoodloe Farm House, Trewoodloe Cottage and turn right into the driveway of Trewoodloe House. Look for the path markers ahead, by the wood pile, keep right then left up the steps and around to the pedestrian gate.

Turn left, the path goes straight ahead, through the gate, keep the hedge on your right to the next gate, and straight on, down across the steep grass field to a metal gate. Through here you go straight ahead towards the farm house and left down the driveway, coming out at Berrio Mill.

Turn Right, see the old well on the right, and follow the old leat along the quiet road to Wagmuggle. (A great name, the origin is not known but is shown on a 1748 map) Turn left by the house and down to the stream, cross on the granite footbridge and enter the grass field. Keep the wire fence on your left. The river Lynher can be heard a few hundred yards away. Go over the stile and keep straight ahead. The reeds on your left are a good indication that this land is a flood meadow and attracts wild geese and heron can be spotted on the river bank. Spot the path on the left as it goes over 2 granite footbridges and through a wooden gate. This route was walked by miners from Golberdon and Kerney Bridge to Cheesewring Quarry and other mines.

Follow the track, (can be wet after heavy rain) and go through a total of 5 waymarked wood gates, eventually emerging onto the road (near Browda, the house was built in 1602).

Turn left, follow the road pass Wales Cottage, Beneathwood Farm (listed building) and an avenue of ancient trees, bringing you to the granite “entrance” posts. Cross the road, continuing on the footpath, used by fishermen. Over a stile into a grass field, (2 horses were here when walked in July) continue straight ahead, brings you to another stile, partially hidden by nettles, this time of year.

Keep straight again, you’re aiming for the house in the distance and the far corner of the top hedge, where you’ll find a gate in gate, replacing the rotting ladder stile. New fencing keeps you to the left over a wooden bridge with stiles either end.

Out into the meadow with great views of Caradon, Cheesewring and Sharptor. Keep the hedge on your right, as you walk up the slope, make use of the bench if you want to enjoy the scenery. Navigate past the dog agility equipment to a pedestrian gate and driveway (at Liverscombe) to the main Rilla Mill road.

Turn Left, down the hill, past the village hall and The Manor Inn is on your left. Be silly not to stop and enjoy their hospitality…….  Your ½ way point. About 3 ½ miles.

Beyond the pub, just before the bridge is Parsons Meadow and play park, another great spot to enjoy a break, (no dogs allowed). You can see and hear the leat water rushing under the bridge, once used to drive the mill here. (The building on the right, was once the home and HQ of Truscotts Omnibus Company.)

Continue over the bridge and turn left, following the road past Addicroft to Plushabridge about a mile.

The bridge on the left was widened and parapet rebuilt in 1913 by Cornwall County Council. (Built to provide access for the miners of Caradon, to the parish church in Linkinhorne.) These ducklings were seen on July 15th.

Option 1, if you want to stay on the roads, back track off the bridge and continue straight on up the hill, bringing you to the telephone exchange, turn left and follow the road all the way down to Kerney Bridge and on up into Golberdon and back to the crossroads. Not quite 7 miles.

Option 2. Go over the bridge, taking note of the mining cottages on the left, with stones stating CJP 1823. Turn Right and retrace your steps back the way you came. You will have walked close to 7 miles.

Option 3. For a longer walk, 8 ½ miles (14km)go over the bridge, turn right, past the footpath used earlier, keep going for 1 ½ miles, passing Browda, and Roundbury (an Iron Age settlement, imagine 2500 or so years ago a thriving community on this back road), eventually you’ll come to Linkinhorne. (You’ve 2 ½ miles back to Golberdon.) Keep right, at the church, St Melors, the tower rises to 120 ft high making it the second highest tower in Cornwall. You may want to take a look at the stocks in the porch and find the slate memorial stone against the east end church wall, which commemorates Katherine Nicholls, there is an amusing verse carved by Daniel Gumb, the eccentric stonemason, born in Linkinhorne on 14th April 1703, died in 1776, lived in a cave, in the shadow of Cheesewring, carved several of the gravestones in the churchyard. Facing the church is a row of cottages, one of these used to house the Sun Inn, in 1841 this small village supported 2 inns. The other The Church House Inn, recently closed, has been called The Stone Masons and …..

Continue around pass the red phone box, on the road to South Hill. In about 300 yards look for the footpath sign on the right taking you through to Mornick.

At Mornick turn left then right at the footpath sign taking you to Trewassick, Lansugle, Trewoodloe and back to Golberdon.

 

 

3 mile loop. Trewoodloe, Lansugle, Kerney Bridge, Tregonnet.


Starting at Golberdon Crossroads PL17 7ND Trewoodloe, Lansugle, Kerney Bridge, Tregonnet 3 miles Loop.
At the crossroads, walk pass by the hall and play area coming out through a pedestrian gate onto the main road. Take care crossing and enter “THE SQUARE” where the pub used to be, many years ago at Honeysuckle cottage, with the blue shutters. Back lane was once a busy thoroughfare with one of the blacksmiths here and leads out past the old Post Office and shop, again closed many years ago. Keep right and follow beside Moorland View houses and a short path onto Trewoodloe Lane. Turn left.

Follow this past a large shed on the right, Trewoodloe Castle on the left and then spot the granite steps on the right, at the entrance to Trewoodloe Farm House. Climb the steps and stile into the field and head for the top left hand corner, over a stone hedge stile. From here aim straight ahead towards the left hand power pole. Take in the views. To your right Kit Hill and left Caradon Mast, Cheesering & Sharp Tor. Once you’re close to the power pole you’ll spot the stile straight ahead bringing you down into Lansugle Road.
Turn left. Follow this quiet road past Lansugle Farm and down the hill. Turn left, this road will bring you to Wagmuggle on the corner. Alongside the cottage, a path leads down to a stream and is a footpath leading to Browda… another day!
Continue on the road, you’ll be following along by the leat leading to Berrio Mill. On the left is a well and a footpath sign leading through Berrio Farm, again another walk for another day.
You’ll also pass an old quarry on your left and eventually you’ll come to Kerney Bridge and the main Golberdon to Pensilva Road. Take care crossing the road. (you don’t go over the bridge) Where the Water Works are now, used to be a saw mill with Garrets Traction Engines. Follow the signpost alongside the fence and over a small stile into the woods. Keep straight on, the river Lynher is on your right. Follow the well worn path, keeping your eyes open for SOUTH HILL painted ROCKS. Use the hand rail by the granite steps, down to the tyre swing.
Keep along by the river, there’s a popular area to stop and enjoy the surroundings, The Parish Council have plans to place a bench here.
The footpath brings you to a field gate with a stile alongside. Continue over this into a quiet road. If you turn right you’ll come to Bicton Bridge and the Old Mill with disused water wheel.
OPTIONS: From here you could come back over the bridge and go up the steep hill to PENWARDEN but for this walk….
from the stile turn left and continued up the hill to the farm (with dog) at Tregonnet. Pass the buildings on the right and old milking parlor with the interesting stone lintel, then pass the new farm house.
On the corner, where the large shed is, was where some local farmers used to bring their sheep to use Mr Gorman’s plunge sheep dip. Not all farms had a dip and it was required to dip every year to protect sheep from parasites such as Fly Strike.
Admire the views here to Caradon Mast, Cheesering and Sharpe Tor. Opposite you’re looking across into Trewoodloe Farm, with Egypt below.
Continuing on will bring you into Golberdon village passing the old chapel on your left. Keep right and turn right by the footpath sign thru the pedestrian gate back into the Recreation Field and play area and the hall, where you started.

South Hill Horticultural Show


Schedule Final 2017

Classes include: Floral Art, Pot Plants, Fruits & Vegetables, Preserves, Cookery, Handicrafts, Photography and new tallest Sunflower Children’s classes include: Animal made from fruit & vegetables, Garden in a seed tray, Recycled model, Handwritten verse, 3 cup cakes, Mini pizza, Lego model, Decorated boiled egg, Photographs.

The Sunflower class is an addition to the Horticultural Show Programme, and is open to everyone, the winner will be the plant that has grown taller than the person that planted it.       On August 14th submit your entries including your height and the height of your sunflower!

SHARE Fun Day


The SHARE in our Community Free Family Fun Day was an amazing success on Bank Holiday Monday. There have never been so many children in Golberdon Park, estimated around 300 people in total, all enjoying the activities laid on by South Hill Parish Renewable Energy community group, S.H.A.R.E.

Events centered on energy and money saving tips, recycling and reducing waste, including Kicks Count charity, clothes alterations by Janet Harding, promoting cycling with E Bike demos and bike slalom course, planting seeds, foraging the hedgerows and an energy science project. Plus The Big Beat Junk Band invited everyone to join in and make lots of noise.

“South Hill Rocks” was launched as rocks were painted and hidden around public spaces for people to find, then upload a photo to South Hill FB and re-hide, encouraging families to be creative and explore the area. Join in the fun, like South-Hill FB facebook.com/SouthHillParish or visit south-hill.co.uk/south-hill-rocks

Free Energy Saving Light-bulbs were donated by E-On, sunflower starter kits and grocery Bags for Life, donated by Tesco’s, Morrison’s and Waitrose were given away. A massive Thank you to everyone that helped make the day so special, to all that donated items, Tamar Organics, Spar, Launceston Cycles, Compton Park Farm Shop, Callington Fresh Produce, our generous parishioners, the South Hill W.I ladies for teas, the South Hill Horticultural Show for including the Sunflower class on August 19th. The car booters, the Police for providing leaflets on protecting property, Project Solar answering questions and giving energy advice and the families that came from near and far and team S.H.A.R.E for hosting such a great fun day. Learn more by contacting enquiries@ProjectSolarUK.com or call Simon on 07955522072.

South Hill Association for Renewable Energy (SHARE) a Community Benefit Society since June 2015. SHARE’s vision is “A secure and sustainable future for all, using community owned R.E to provide economic, social and environmental benefits.” Contact SHARE@south-hill.co.uk call Peter 01579 208519 and visit south-hill.co.uk/share

…. and the 50/50 of 140 pounds was won by a couple from Saltash, visiting for the day. finding and hiding SOUTH HILL ROCKS at Golberdon Park !

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Browda 5ish miles loop walk


Browda Loop 5 ish miles 8.5km
There maybe stock in the fields. Leave all gates as you find them. Keep dogs under control.
From Golberdon crossroads, walk thru the hall car park and the children’s play-ground, passing through a small gate onto the road. Take care. Turn left and cross the road, into “The Square” and follow the path down “back lane”. Keep right and pass Moorland view houses and through the path into Trewoodloe lane. Turn Left.
Follow this all the way to Trewoodloe Farm House, (just past Trewoodloe Castle) see the footpath sign post, directing you to Lansugle. Go up the granite steps and over a stile. Keep the hedge on your left and aim for the top left corner of the grass field. Over a stone hedge stile and into another field. Take aim straight ahead, walking towards the power pole on the left, you’ll see the wooden stile beyond. Go over this, and down stone steps into Lansugle road.

Turn left and in the next gateway on the right, spot the footpath sign post and go through the gate. Straight ahead again and you’ll see a pile of stones, just to the left is a wooden walkway, stile and granite foot bridge over the stream. The path emerges from the wooded area over a wooden stile into a steep grass field. Follow the line of trees up, lots of up, to the top and stop and admire the views from here.
At the top of the field is a gate, to the right is a wooden stile, this is the footpath, into a fenced garden. Keep left past the shed and you’ll see a granite stile, with another shed in front of you. Keep right and enter the field through the 1st metal gate (there maybe goats and a donkey here) and aim for the top hedge, there’s a wooden stile to climb over.
On your left is the remnants of an old hedge, walk along this, taking care not to trip on the stones or put a foot down a rabbit hole. At the top, on your right is a stile to clamber over.
Follow the left hand hedge and spot the stile ahead, into another field and straight ahead again a stile into the road. Turn left and you’ll come to the junction at Mornick.
Turn right, up the track, the footpath signpost to Linkinhorne, has seen better days. Continue along the track, keeping left down a pathway, which brings you to a gate, with a For Sale sign on it. Enter the grass field and keeping the hedge on your left, descend to the stream. Go over this and over the stile and again keeping the hedge on your left, come to a metal gate. Enter into another grass field, with St Mellor church in front of you. Keep diagonally right, about 2 oclock, you’ll spot the gate into the road.
Turn left to Linkinhorne. Pass the church and pub (now closed) and at the corner junction, turn off the main road and go straight ahead and follow all the way to Browda Farm. There are great views and you’ll pass the ancient settlement, Roundbury, identified by 3 large beech trees by the road.     You’re about 1/2 way round.
Once you enter Browda, the road turns to the right and a little further on, the footpath is signposted on the left. Follow the path, through a gate. (maybe wet at certain times of the year)
Follow the track through the woods to a gate, then a further gate, over the granite footbridge into a field. Keeping right to the bottom of the field, see the wooden stile in the fence and follow the fence line, on your right, all the way to a wooden gate, bringing you to a granite footbridge over a stream and a path to Wagmuggle.
Turn right on the road, Berrio Mill is on the right, and Berrio Farm on the left, with a footpath signpost. Turn left up the driveway, through the gate, go straight ahead, pass the house on the left and up around to the right, to a metal gate. Pass through this and turn left up across the steep field to the top hedge. Go through the metal gate and keep the hedge on your left.
At the end of the field, go through the gate, pass the fence on your left and spot the small new footpath gate on the right. This takes you down a path between properties and out into the driveway of Trewoodloe House. Continue straight ahead and you’ll come to Trewoodloe Farm House (where you were earlier). Stay on this lane back to the junction. Turn right and this will bring you back to the Golberdon crossroads.

 

Pigeon Wood footpath walk.


Pigeon Wood Loop about 4.75 miles  7.7km

From Golberdon crossroads, take the Callington road to Maders, be watchful for traffic, especially where narrow. Pass the notice board in the layby and keep going. Leaving Maders you pass the entrance to Woodland Farm then a lane before you reach Woodland Lodge where you enter the driveway, (the footpath signpost is missing). Before the drive turns, by a large tree, go left on the path to a hedge and scramble over into a track. Follow the track around to the right, through 2 metal gates, across a grass field, (there maybe stock here), go through the left gate, lift the rope over the post, into another grass field. Keep the hedge on your right and follow around to a small gate, pass through here and continue down to another small gate and down steps onto a track.

Turn left and continue along the track, over a sleeper bridge and pass through a metal gate. Pass the chickens, you’ll come to Bearland cottage on your right, continue along the driveway to Bearland Bridge. Note the South Hill boundary stone and a way marker stone.

Turn left and immediately right down the driveway to Haye Mill. Just before the house, turn right through a metal gate into Pigeon Wood. Recently planted with broadleaf trees.

Continue and before you reach the ford, take the path straight on, to a wood stile. Take care as it can be wet and muddy here. Pick your way through into the field and follow the path to a small wood gate into a track. Follow this to the road and turn right to Trevigro. 

At the junction there is a bench and a footpath signpost to Trewolland. Take this, across the fields to a stile, though the scrub, over a stile, straight across the field and out to the road. Turn right, go to the corner and take the concrete driveway to Trenavin House.

Just pass the house, the footpath continues through the picket fence, but for this walk, turn right up the covered track which brings you out just before Fair View kennels. Turn left and enjoy the views as you continue back to Golberdon crossroads.