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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Mick F » 11 Oct 2018, 9:12am

Thirteen done yesterday.
Total of seventy-three done. :D

Drove to Lostwithiel again to do the area west of the River Fowey.
Very warm day, almost summer-like. Long may it continue. Shorts, sandals, and summer SS top.
The blue wiggly line is the temperature - scale on the right.
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Mick F » 13 Oct 2018, 9:27am

I now have a definitive spreadsheet constructed.
225 parish churches in Cornwall.
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Mick F » 21 Oct 2018, 6:47pm

Off tomorrow to get the furthest north parish church in Cornwall ...................(plus a few more there and back)
Morwenstow.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of ... Morwenstow
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby CliveyT » 22 Oct 2018, 9:47am

Mick F wrote:Off tomorrow to get the furthest north parish church in Cornwall ...................(plus a few more there and back)
Morwenstow.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of ... Morwenstow

That's reverend Hawker territory that is. I shall expect nothing less than a rousing recital of 'Trelawney' when you get there

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Re: Parish Churches

Postby hondated » 22 Oct 2018, 3:31pm

Mick F wrote:Off tomorrow to get the furthest north parish church in Cornwall ...................(plus a few more there and back)
Morwenstow.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of ... Morwenstow

Got to say I just love your idea Mick. I am going to have to come up with something for myself now.

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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Mick F » 22 Oct 2018, 5:34pm

:D :D
Back from a 48mile ride up in North Cornwall.
Drove 30miles north to a big layby off the A39, parked up, and off I went.
Ten parish churches done, making a total of 85 so far.

In order and with some doubling back ..........

Marhamchurch
Stratton
Launcells
Kilkhampton
Morewenstow
Poughill
Bude
Poundstock
Jacobstow
St Gennys
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Very chilly with a strong northerly wind despite the wonderful bright strong sunshine. I wasn't dressed for the windchill - should have worn longs instead of shorts, and my hands were cold a few times too. Should have worn a wooly hat as well.
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Mick F » 24 Oct 2018, 6:17pm

90 so far.
North Cornwall again today. Chilly and windy, but I was dressed for it.

With a bit of luck, on Friday, I'll get the total up to 98.
St Teath
St Endellion
St Minver
St Kew
St Tudy
St Breward
Camelford Advent
Camelford Lanteglos
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Mick F » 29 Oct 2018, 3:17pm

98 done today.
Friday never happened, so it had to wait until today.

Eight today. Very cold wind! :shock: :shock:
35 miles and 3,500ft of ascent.

St Teath
St Endellion
St Minver
St Kew
St Tudy
St Breward
Camelford Advent
Lanteglos by Camelford
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Mick F » 2 Nov 2018, 2:47pm

104 done so far.

Six today. Drove out to Lostwithiel to the free carpark.

Cardinham
Blisland
Helland
St Mabyn
Bodmin
Lanlivery

32.35miles with 4,174ft of ascent = 129ft per mile. :shock:
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Mick F » 15 Nov 2018, 3:06pm

Ten more today, making 114 done. Half way! :D

Drove out to St Wenn to the public carpark near the primary school. 45 minutes drive each way.

40mile ride including a few miles on the Camel Trail.

St Wenn
Withiel
St Breocke
St Issey
Padstow
St Merryn
St Evan
St Eval
St Mawgan-in-Pydar
St Columb Major
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby al_yrpal » 15 Nov 2018, 10:55pm

All those were our stamping ground when we had a place down tbere. My son and his wife were at Padstow last week. Apparently it was busy in the early evening but when they went up the pub after 9 they were the only customers? My daughters band built a studio on St Merryn airfield and recorded an album there in 1995, its just been re released yesterday in the US as a white vinyl disc. Went for a Christmas meal at Withiel, came out and there was several inches of snow! Been everywhere on that list but not on the bike. Lovely places.

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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Mick F » 16 Nov 2018, 9:16am

Going east past the southern side of St Merryn Airfield was damned hard work!
Very brisk and cold easterly wind, despite the weather forecast saying it would be a gentle southerly wind.

I was on my way from St Merryn to St Evan, and at St Evan I backtracked to go round the aerial arrays to St Eval. Heading east on those roads was hard work, but going west was a dream! :D
Most of my way back was heading east, and it was a hard slog.
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Anti-clockwise from St Wenn with some backtracking.
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Mick F » 16 Nov 2018, 9:24am

PS
Next trip will be down to Mevagissey. Maybe I can take Mrs Mick F there, and I'll go off and bag more churches whilst she potters about in the town. Dunno when it'll happen. Weather comes into the equation as well as Mrs Mick F fitting it into in her busy schedule. May not happen until December.

This is a first stab at a route, clockwise from Mevagissey. 35miles of a ride.
Nine churches including Mevagissey.
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