United Kingdom
Rosemullion Head

Discover travel destinations of travelers writing a travel journal on FindPenguins.
Add to bucket listRemove from bucket list
Travelers at this place
    • Day 18

      Falmouth Victorian Cemetery

      June 12, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

      At first glance, much of Falmouth’s Victorian Cemetery looks wild and unkempt. There is method to this madness.

      When it comes to their historic burial ground, Falmouth Town Council GETS IT. They understand that cemeteries are for the living. In fact, they even have a sign explaining the importance of this magnificent cemetery.

      It’s well worth reading, check it out:

      “The older parts of Falmouth cemetery is valued by the local community for many reasons. Consecrated in 1857 it still serves as a place of remembrance. Many visitors include it in their regular walks as a place to immerse themselves in Nature as they follow the seasonal changes. Others visit for its historic interest or to discover its wildlife.

      Since 2016 Falmouth Town Council has begun to develop a maintenance methods to address these varying needs. Other challenges faced in the management of the
      cemetery include climate change and invasive plant species. Over 50 species of solitary bees can be found in the cemetery together with 7 species of bumblebees.

      You can find one of Cornwall's rarest bees in the cemetery, the Long-horned Nomad Bee, (Nomada Mirtipes). These are Cuckoo bees and the females lay their eggs in the nests of the Big-headed mining bee, (Andrena bucephala), another species rarely found in Cornwall. Only the males have an oversized head.

      The best time to see both species is in late April and May. Like many solitary bee species once they emerge from the nest as adult bees even the lucky ones will only have a life expectancy of about eight weeks.

      Unlike honey bees who have a queen with thousands of workers, a female solitary mining bee is a single mum who both makes her nest by digging a tunnel and collects pollen and nectar for her young entirely on her own. Different species appear from Spring to Autumn, the last one to appear in the cemetery is the Ivy Bee which times its appearance to the flowering of Ivy in September.

      We live in one of the most nature depleted countries in the world, with only 53% of our biodiversity left. A study by the Natural History Museum in 2021 places us in the bottom 10% of all countries and last of all the G7 nations.

      A good example of this decline can be seen in the numbers of Small Tortoiseshell butterflies in the which have shrunk by 75% since the 1970's.

      Butterflies present a more difficult conservation challenge compared to bees, as not only do the adults rely on nectar and pollen from flowers but their caterpillars tend to be very particular as to what plants they eat.

      The caterpillars of the Small tortoiseshell feed on common nettle (Urticadioica) and small nettle (Urtica urens). With stinging nettles not being ranked very highly as a wildflower by many people this makes conservation of this butterfly a challenge.

      There are a few nettle patches in the cemetery and these together with places
      where the adults butterflies can hibernate means there is a resident population. By accepting a degree of wildness in the cemetery it provides a refuge for this beautiful butterfly and other wildlife.

      The maintenance work carried out in the cemetery places a high priority on its value as an important site to preserve local biodiversity. The timing of the grass
      cutting in the summer is usually carried out around the beginning of June.

      This coincides with the flowering of brambles that offer an alternative source of nectar and pollen. It also allows the flowering of late summer wildflowers in August and September. These together with Ivy flowers are an important food source for insects such as queen bumblebees to build their reserves before hibernation.”

      Isn’t that impressive? I think more historic burial grounds should take an approach like this, don’t you?
      Read more

    • Day 4

      Glendurgan Garden

      May 22, 2016 in England ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

      Glendurgan Garden ist ein langgestreckter Garten, an dessen südlichem Ende ein kleiner Strand zu finden ist. Das Highlight des Gartens ist ein Buschlabyrinth, dass sich als lustig und durchaus "anspruchsvoll" erwiesen hat. Ansonsten stellt der Garten eher eine gepflegte Wildnis eines Taleinschnittes dar.Read more

    • Day 4

      Trebah Garden

      May 22, 2016 in England ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

      Ganz in der Nähe von Glendurgan Garden befindet sich Trebah Garden. Wasserläufe mit vielen Pflanzen wechseln sich ab mit bepflanzten Hängen. Trebah Garden ist viel touristischer erschlossen, als Glendurgan, war aber für uns trotzdem der schönere Garten.Read more

    • Day 4


      June 3, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      Just waiting at the ferry crossing to hitch a ride across Helford river, but it doesn't run until 9:30 am, it's the first of three ferries on route today. Got talking to a charming old chap called Trevor Lee who was sat by the crossing too, turns out he is waiting for the signal to start his section of a relay run across the south west coast path! He said 60 runners are trying to break the record and run the whole path nonstop in 5 days, and his section starts in about ten minutes. He also records a podcast while running and wrote a book about his experience of running 44 miles aged 60, pretty coolRead more


      just read this out to mum. she said 'what' old chap. 60 .same age as her 😀


      don't worry I'm sure he was 60 and a half



    • Day 19

      Trebah Gardens

      June 15, 2017 in England ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

      Today we visited Trebah Gardens on the north side of the river.

      We got the water taxi to collect us from Eureka and headed on the short walk to the gardens. It was very hot so we were delighted when we got to the shades of the trees in the gardens.

      Chris had been there before as her niece had got married there.
      It turned out that the house and the gardens originally belonged to the car designer Donald Healy of the 'Austin Healy' fame.

      It was lovely and peaceful walking in the gardens and when we finished, we decided to have an early dinner ashore but discovered that they were not serving until 17.00 which was too late to get the taxi back to Eureka.
      Instead we got the taxi to being me back to Eureka where I got the dinghy and brought it ashore and the rest got dropped off on the south shore and we had dinner in the Shipwright.
      Read more

    • Day 6

      Trebah Garden Teil 4

      May 4, 2017 in England ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

      Vom Strand zurück wählten wir einen ruhigeren, jedoch nicht weniger spektakulären Weg 😊 das letzte Highlight kurz vor dem Ausgang waren dann die 10 Kaulquappen, die sich in den kleinen Brunnen verirrt hatten und liebend gerne in Blätterschiffchen herumgeschippert werden wollten 😅Read more

    • Day 6

      Trebah Garden

      May 4, 2017 in England ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

      Heute machten wir uns nochmal auf zu dem ganz besonders schönem Fleckchen Trebah Garden.
      Ein bisschen ängstlich, ob wir die Kinder auch wirklich für einen Garten (Ach Mamaaaaaa, Bäume und Rasen haben wir doch daheim genug!!) begeistern können, bezahlten wir an der Kasse und schon ging's los! Zum Glück gab's gleich zu Beginn einen riesen Spielplatz 😊 und danach einen Koi-Teich und ein Bambus Labyrinth und und und....Gabriel war fast nicht mehr zu bremsen! Es war wirklich wie im Paradies. Hinter jeder Wegbiegung wartete ein noch schönerer Strauch, riesen Rhododendren säumten die Wege und überall dufteten Blumen und Gräser.Read more

    • Day 17

      Helford River

      June 13, 2017 in England ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

      As the early hours caught up with me I found I was having the odd brief sleep between the alarms. There was no traffic even though I was near the major port of Plymouth.

      The wind at last had eased and the seas calmed by 04.00 and I was able to increase speed as well as taking out the reefs at dawn.
      I kept Eddystone well to starboard and set a course for Falmouth reaching the harbour mouth at 10.00.
      I dropped the main and motored up to the fuel berth on the visitors yacht haven where I was assisted in tieing up by the friendly fuel attendant. .

      I began filling the tank and was almost full when Chris & Eddie arrived.
      With their help I moved Eureka around the corner to another pontoon which had just been vacated by a Fisher 34, flying a very large and I mean large Irish ensign.

      We went to a café to catch up on news and where I had breakfast.
      Strangely I was still feeling bright but expected that I'd be having a very early night.

      Maeve was flying into Newquay and driving to Falmouth the following day but seeing that Chris & Eddie had spent the last few days in Falmouth and had seen it all we decided to overnight in the Helford River just a short distance south and return to collect Maeve tomorrow.

      The three of us did some provisioning before departing Falmouth.
      We hoisted full sail just outside the harbour and had a lovely gentle sail in light winds to Helford with Chris on the helm as i took a back seat.
      We sailed in under main, down the fairway and the crew on one of the moored yachts shouted "Nice to see it being done proper".
      We were still grinning when we picked up a visitor mooring.

      We stowed the sails and tidied the boat before blowing up the dinghy and going ashore.
      The pontoon we tied the dinghy to was private and had an honesty box for payment. Very Cornish.
      We walked the short distance to Helford village and had a lovely meal in the 'Shipwright Arms' before returning to Eureka where I headed to bed at 22.30 much later than expected.
      We walked up
      Read more

    • Day 3


      June 2, 2022 in England ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

      Living on a prayer (and awful crunchy pasta). The exact midway point of the trail


      I've heard if you cook pasta for longer it stops being crunchy


      I've heard if you stop being a smart arse the world is a better place

    • Day 3


      June 2, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

      What a difference a week makes


      What a difference a Weeks makes


      that joke sank like a stone


      Yeah you're Wright


      I'll give josh £1 if he ever sees this


      Don't think you'll have to worry about that somehow


    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Rosemullion Head, Q24638270

    Join us:

    FindPenguins for iOSFindPenguins for Android