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Re: Bridges

Postby colin54 » 10 Aug 2018, 12:14pm

I'm not quite sure of it's purpose but it's on the way up to Rivington Pike, I was up there on wednesday

for the first time , terrific views .

I'm rained indoors at the moment, normal West Lanc's service has been resumed,

it's tipping down.

We need the rain though, here's a picture of the river feeding one of the reservoirs up there

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Re: Bridges

Postby Cunobelin » 10 Aug 2018, 5:36pm

Mick F wrote:Thanks, but when I looked, it was a list of churches in Cornwall, not a list of C of E Parishes.
Can you give me a link please?



I love old churches and I have a number of "Sources" that I refer to:

Betjeman's Best British Churches (Note the App is now out of date and does not work on some platforms)

Simon Jenkin's England's Thousand best Churches

Simon Jenkin's England's Cathedrals

National Churches Trist - Expolre Churches Website

Britain Express - Historic churches in Cornwall


I am more interested in the church than the denomination, as I do not hold any particular loyalty. In fact I do feel (personally) that as historical buildings, this detracts from their value if it puts people off. For example, there is a Quaker meeting place at "Come to Good":

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This is as atmospheric, quiet and tranquil as any other church, and missing out on the experience would be a tragedy

Finally another site I came across is Cornish Churches which aims to cover all the Churches in Cornwall, but also lists a few other isn other counties. It is a detailed list of the exterior and in many case interior.

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Re: Bridges

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 10 Aug 2018, 5:50pm

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Re: Bridges

Postby Mick F » 11 Aug 2018, 8:25am

Cunobelin wrote:I love old churches and I have a number of "Sources" that I refer to:
Thanks, very interesting.

If you fancy a trip to Cornwall and love old churches, St Nonna's at Altarnun is well worth a visit ............. but it's always very very cold inside. I mean it, very very cold. Going in there so see it, you can't stay long unless you wear arctic clothing.

http://www.cornishchurches.com/Altarnun ... /index.htm
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.60451 ... 312!8i6656
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Re: Bridges

Postby Cunobelin » 11 Aug 2018, 9:51am

Mick F wrote:
Cunobelin wrote:I love old churches and I have a number of "Sources" that I refer to:
Thanks, very interesting.

If you fancy a trip to Cornwall and love old churches, St Nonna's at Altarnun is well worth a visit ............. but it's always very very cold inside. I mean it, very very cold. Going in there so see it, you can't stay long unless you wear arctic clothing.

http://www.cornishchurches.com/Altarnun ... /index.htm
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.60451 ... 312!8i6656



I am thinking of it...

I am off work for 8 weeks breaking in anew hip.

It has been hell having time off in this good weather, and not being able to get on bike or drive.

So I am promising myself a driving tour of Cornwall to catch a few places I have missed in the past. Altarnun, Zennor and Gunwalloe as well as a few of the crosses.

This will probably be October as I should be fit enough to drive, and this type of tour will only be relatively short distances.... About 800 miles door to door

I also want to visit the church at Whitchurch Canonicorum. The only church apart from Westminster Abbey to have a complete saint still in residence in their original shrine! I have detoured on several cycle tours, but there has always been a funeral or something else preventing access when I get there!


As for warmth I prefer a cape when out with the cameras, so will be taking my Fjallraven cape.... it saw me OK in both Svalbard and Norway over he last couple of years in -23 C

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Re: Bridges

Postby Mick F » 23 Aug 2018, 8:41am

Off this morning to park up at Truro to ride out to bridges 53 to 58, and they will be the last.
I'll be doing the ride clockwise, and going north to Zelah for bridge 58 first, then zig zagging up to 53 at Fraddon, then back to the car via Laddock.
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Re: Bridges

Postby ChrisF » 23 Aug 2018, 9:03pm

Saw this too late, if I'd known I could have come out and waved at you as you nearly went past my house.
Well done for completing the project.
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Re: Bridges

Postby landsurfer » 23 Aug 2018, 9:57pm

Having followed your roads in Cornwall and Bridges i have started planning my minor project of M18 Bridges followed by M180 Bridges ... Thanks for the steer ...
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Re: Bridges

Postby rjb » 23 Aug 2018, 10:13pm

Cunobelin wrote:
I also want to visit the church at Whitchurch Canonicorum. The only church apart from Westminster Abbey to have a complete saint still in residence in their original shrine! I have detoured on several cycle tours, but there has always been a funeral or something else preventing access when I get there!


It always surprises me the discoveries on this forum. I was on top of Gold Cap a few days ago. We often go up and down that bit of coast using our bus passes. I have cycled past that church on an audax years ago. I will be adding it to my next visit. :D
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Re: Bridges

Postby Mick F » 24 Aug 2018, 9:31am

ChrisF wrote:Saw this too late, if I'd known I could have come out and waved at you as you nearly went past my house.
Well done for completing the project.
:D :D
Waves belatedly!
landsurfer wrote:Having followed your roads in Cornwall and Bridges i have started planning my minor project of M18 Bridges followed by M180 Bridges ... Thanks for the steer ...
Excellent! :D

We drove down to Truro yesterday morning, and parked up at Garras Warfe. Expensive at £8 for over four hours.
I went off on Mercian, and Mrs Mick F spent a happy few hours doing some retail therapy, and I set off through the town heading northwards to Zelah. I left at 10:15.

Bridge 58 was easy down a lane out of the village, and I doubled back and joined the heavy traffic heading towards Carland Cross. I peeled off to the right to follow the lanes round to Mitchell for Bridge 57 then turned east for 56, 55, and 54 each time crossing them, turning round, and heading back across.

Bridge 53 is a footpath/bridle way and found by turning off right up Fraddon Hill on the Old A30. Up and up and up, and over. The bridge is near the summit of Highgate Hill. I went right across this bridge and headed southwards mainly downhill for over eight miles via Laddock and the Old A390 west of Probus.

Joined the A390 and turned off left a mile or two from Truro and followed narrow lanes to bring me out on the roundabout by the Radio Cornwall offices, and along back to Garras Warfe by Tesco. One or two of the roads I took were new roads to me, so they will be recorded as New Roads on my Cornwall route map. :D

30miles but with only 2,500ft of ascent. That latter eight miles downhill did that! Back at the car 1pm.

Bridge 58 at Zelah is over the Zelah Bypass, and as usual, that bit of A30 is clogged. They plan on dualling that stretch from Carland Cross to Three Burrows so it will hopefully sort it out.
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