Location: Helman Tor, Bodmin
Photographer: Rowena Castillo Nicholls
Videographer: Rob Nicholls
Went for a lovely walk in Helman Tor to shed off all those excess calories from Christmas and New Year. The weather is gorgeous. Sunny but on the cold front, really freezing cold. But nevertheless, it's a great day out with Rob and his friends Mike and Graham plus Arren and Tessa.
Helman Tor have a special place in my heart. This is the place where I saw the Bearded Vulture, also known as the LAMMERGEIER or OSSIFRAGE on the 23 May 2016. It's Cornwall's first as well as UK's first so I am really ecstatic that I was the first one who saw and photograph it here in Cornwall.
Helman Tor (Cornish: Torr Helman) is a tor in mid Cornwall, England, UK. It is a nature reserve managed by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust. It is a County Geology Site and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. It lies on the Saints' Way. It is adjacent to Red Moor Site of Special Scientific Interest and Breney Common Special Area of Conservation
It is the northern end of a granite ridge. There is a logan stone or rocking stone on the site.
There is a prehistoric hill fort and a stone hut circle settlement on the site. There is evidence of walls constructed in Neolithic period, around 6,000 years ago, as well as some level platforms, thought to be house sites, one platform has a network of postholes. There is also remains of a field system. These are similar to those at Carn Brea and limited excavation was carried out by Roger Mercer.