Over two days, 39 members from 10 WIs met to walk to The Cheesewring at Minions on Bodmin Moor. This walk was a CFWI event, organised by our Environment and Public Affairs Sub-committee.
The weather could not have been better on the day, in fact, the women were happy for the slight breeze on the top!
Pat Paxton led the walk and provided a fascinating insight into the history of the area, with stops at various vantage points of interest:
The Rillaton Barrow is a Bronze Age barrow where the Rillaton Cup was uncovered. A facsimile is in the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro. The original was used by George V to keep his cufflinks in!
Daniel Gumb’s Cave is a curious cave/house, built by Mr Gumb in about 1735, where he lived with three successive wives and multiple children.
Then, of course, the ultimate stop was The Cheesewring itself!