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Out and About on Foot

The Bodmin Way Walks

Yesterday saw the first Monday walks since lockdown.

In the morning, we immersed ourselves in the history of Bodmin from St Petroc in the C6th, King Athelstan and the Priory in the C10th to the Reformation, through the Victorian era to the present day. We had a close look at the soldier’s statue outside Bodmin KEEP, the nostalgic artwork outside Bodmin General, the monument on the nature reserve, the stunning Shire Hall with its museum, the Methodist Church, that provided a photograph of the congregation on the steps towards Wetherspoon’s, when it was the Chapel, past the Old Library and onward, past Finn’s board and on to Bodmin Jail.

The afternoon walk, by chance, was an all-female event. At a rate of 25 minute miles, we completed one fifth of the whole of The Bodmin Way circuit, with a photograph St Stephen’s, Nanstallon.

The walks, starting at St Petroc’s Church Bodmin, will continue throughout August on Mondays at 11.30am and 2pm, a faster walk on Friday evenings at 7.30pm and the ‘Caterpillar Walk’ with free fun bags for families on Wednesdays at 2pm from the St Petroc’s Parish Centre (opposite the church).

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