EDEN PROJECT / ALTARNUN / WIDEMOUTH BAY - PAGE 6 - 09/06
This is the last page of photos from a visit to Cornwall in September 06 with an introduction to the Eden Project, literary links to Daphne du Maurier with the Jamaica Inn high on Bodmin Moor and Altarnun Village and lastly sunsets from the northern coast of Cornwall.
|The three photos above are all from the spectacular Eden Project near St. Austell. Eden is a charity project built in a old clay pit that aims to explore the relationship between plants, people and places. There are two giant biomes, the Warm Temperate Biome and the Humid Tropics Biome which is the largest greenhouse in the world with an area of 6,540 square metres. For more information about the Eden Project click here for the official website.|
|The village of Altarnun with the church of St. Nonna and the Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor were made famous by Daphne du Maurier's book Jamaica Inn published in 1936. The story about 23 year old Mary Yellan was later made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock. The Old Rectory in Altarnun was home to the Vicar in the story, Francis Davey. The village which is located in mid Cornwall just off the A30 road on the edge of Bodmin Moor is named from the church but was originally known as Penpont in the Domesday Book. The Jamaica Inn is a Coaching House dating from 1750 located at Bolventor high on Bodmin Moor off the A30 road. The Inn is also a hotel and has a museum and gift shop where visitors can learn more about the Inns past and its links with Daphne du Maurier.|
|Scenes from the northern coast of Cornwall above feature sunsets taken from Widemouth Bay and Duckpool and the pebble beach at Millook Haven. Widemouth Bay is not dog friendly all year, dogs are not permitted from the beginning of May until the end of September. The beach does have a lifeguard service and facilities include toilets, car parking and gift shops. Dogs are however permitted at nearby Millook Haven near Bude.|