A Minions/Cheesewring Walk for WI Members!

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!


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  1. I’m so glad I joined this walk. It was really well organised and Pat was a terrific, interesting guide. That the weather was so perfect, was the icing on the cake. Thank you all.

  2. I really enjoyed the walk, the weather was perfect,the company delightful and Pat was a an excellent guide. How thrilling to find the Barrow too. All in all a superb walk and one that I would never have done on my own .

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