January 2024 Bells Walk


No bells this month… just a fab 6 mile walk in the sunshine… Starting at 10:30am at Rilla Mill and included every type of terrain, stiles and usual obstacles and amazing views some mud. We stopped for a quick drinks break and then later for lunch at Henwood !

Always interesting what you see along the way 🙂

We also collected some Painkillers to the “Painkillers for Ukraine ” campaign.

THANK YOU Pete and Caroline for organising and leading this one…

April 2024 Connection Newsletter


In this edition:

  • Happy Easter enjoy the Egg Hunt, Trail & donkey
  • New council kerbside collection starts
  • Council Housing in the parish
  • Comedy Evening at The Parish Hall
  • St. Sampson’s Open Afternoon
  • Internet, which is the best provider?
  • Seasonal car parking ticket
  • All our local Advertisers here

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THANK YOU, and enjoy reading the newsletter

From The Connection Team

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October Bells Walk Botus Fleming and Landulph


7 miles

LANDULPH Church

Caught in a quick hail storm, just before arriving at Landulph church, a warm welcome from Terry and chance to ring the bells and climb the tower, we left speaking Spanish .

Leaving Landulph we picked up footpaths down to Cargreen, up over and behind the solar array, the flooded road allowed us to clean any mud from our boots, before arriving at Botus Fleming church and Eric provided some interesting history including the Scout and Soldier and others buried there, again we were able to climb the tower and ring the 6 bells… an interesting chiming system as well.

We couldn’t pass The Rising Sun without popping in for a drink, and plan the next walk.

September Bellswalk to St. Cleer


Our band of regular bell walkers, set off from Wheal Tor for a 7 mile hike crossing mining country and the river Seaton twice. To Darite and Tremar Coombe, at St Cleer church we had a warm welcome and were shown up the tower to see the great views, the plans for their bells and the opportunity to make some noise… then returning via Rosecraddock woods and back for a lovely evening meal at The Wheal Tor Inn. Thank you to everyone for making this possible and so special.

Footprints on the tower roof
from the church tower
group at St Cleer well

August Bells walk 7miles BRENTOR CHURCH


The group had a great evening walk, and were greeted at Brentor church by their Bell Captain. We draw quite a crowd as we rang the bells and the many visitors had a thrill as we left and they had the treat of bell ringing.

The route took us onto the moorland and we watched gliders circling overhead as we took footpaths in a circular 7miles walk. The evening finished with everyone enjoying meals at THE ROYAL, Horsebridge.