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Wednesday 15 May

Picturesque Charlestown – Walk

10.30am to 12.30pm

Front Gate, St Paul’s Church, £7

The charming little harbour of Charlestown was built during the Napoleonic Wars and is one of the most beautiful ports in the country. Maritime expert Dr Helen Doe will help you explore the history of the port and what it tells us of the days of sail. We will look at its transformation from a tiny fishing village into a thriving shipping community of shipbuilders, mariners, sailmakers and other maritime occupations right up to WW2. Its unique setting ensures its continued popularity as a location for film and TV, featuring in films such as The Eagle has Landed and Frenchman’s Creek and it has proved an ideal location for Poldark. This is a linear walk of about a mile with mostly downhill walking ending in the port itself. Meet: Outside St Paul’s Church, Charlestown.

The guide reserves the right to alter or cancel the walk which might endanger the safety of the group. Guides subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. Most walks include some hills, steps or stiles and maybe unsuitable for those with mobility impairment. Please wear stout shoes and bring a waterproof coat. Strictly no dogs please.

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