Goddess Tours International
The Goddess in Cornwall
A sacred sites tour of Cornwall for women
Please e-mail us for future dates. Tours can also be customised to meet your own requirements.
Cornwall is one of Britain’s most unspoiled and spiritual places. There are many ancient sites, such as stone circles, standing stones, dolmens, fogous and holy wells that date back thousands of years and yet are also potent with power today. Experienced and informed local Goddess-loving guides Cheryl Straffon and Lana Jarvis can help to unlock the mysteries of these sacred places, deep within the living landscape of the Celtic land of Cornwall.
- A sacred tour to sacred places away from the tourist trails
- A deep connection to the sites and the Land
- Ritual and ceremony at some places
- Stay in a comfortable and friendly Guest House, or arrange your own accommodation if you wish.
- Transport to all sites and informed guiding
- Time for rest and recuperation
- Be with a small Goddess-loving Group
Cornwall lies at the south-west of Britain, the very ‘end of the land’, known as Belerion to the Celtic peoples. Along with Ireland, Wales, parts of Scotland, the Isle of Man and Brittany, it still retains some of the ancient Celtic culture in its history, its language and its music. It also has one of the highest number of ancient sites for its area in the whole of Europe. Many of these sites are hidden on the moors and in the valleys of this rural landscape.
This 7 day tour will concentrate chiefly on the far west of Cornwall (West Penwith) where you will stay in Bosavern House [or if you wish, arrange your own accommodation], with a day spent in Tintagel and Boscastle. [You can also request additional days in other parts of Cornwall].
The approach to visiting the sites is as being on a pilgrimage: there will be plenty of time to connect with the sites and the spirituality of the landscape, and there will also be opportunity for ritual and ceremony to honour the Goddess at some of the places. Join us now with this special opportunity to reach out to the Goddess in the landscape of Cornwall, along with experienced local Goddess-loving Tour Guides Cheryl Straffon and Lana Jarvis.
Dating back to the 17th century, Bosavern House is a spacious country guest house set in mature gardens, on the side of the picturesque Cot Valley near St Just. Bedrooms are beautifully decorated and furnished to a high standard, and most have superb views either towards the sea or across the gardens to the local moors. It is within walking distance of St Just, a small town that has shops, cafes, and a Library and Information Centre (with internet access), and it is also within walking distance of the sea and cliffs. From this centre we will each day visit ancient sites in the area, including stone circles, standing stones, dolmens, fogous, ancient settlements and holy wells.
The first and final days will be full day visits to sites in West Penwith and North Cornwall, with the other days consisting of guided visits to sites in the mornings, allowing for your own visits or explorations in the afternoons, although this is open to negotiation. Evening meals may be taken in St Just, where there is a wide choice of good but inexpensive eating places.
Details of Sites
You can get to Cornwall by rail, coach or air. If you are coming by train or coach (direct services from all parts of Britain, including London), we will collect you from Penzance rail or bus station. If you are coming by air, we can arrange collection from Newquay Airport (direct services from London, the Midlands and North, as well as Ireland) at a small extra charge.[Visitors from outside Britain may like to arrive in the country earlier or later than the start date in order to visit other well-known sites in England, such as Stonehenge, Avebury and Glastonbury – we can supply information of getting to these places on request]. We will transport you to your accommodation at Bosavern House [or you may go to your own accommodation if you wish]. In the days that follow we will visit a cornucopia of wonderful sites that include: Sancreed holy well, Carn Euny settlement and fogou, Boscawen-un stone circle, Chun Quoit and Castle, Men-an-Tol holed stone, Madron holy well, Merry Maidens stone circle, Boleigh fogou, Zennor Quoit, Mermaid of Zennor carving, and Tintagel Castle and St Nectan's Glen sacred site [Additional sites may be requested]. There will also be free half days, when you can go exploring to other places if you wish, such as the beautiful coastline and beaches of Sennen Cove and Porthcurno, the mystical island of St Michael's Mount and the famous quaint artists' town of St Ives. All these sites are relatively easy to access and do not involve difficult walking.
All arrangements are subject to change arising from local conditions.
The total cost for the full 7 day Tour is £950 (shared accommodation) and £1050 (single accommodation). [Payment may be made in your own currency equivalent to these sterling amounts]. If you wish to organise your own accommodation, we can still offer the Tour at a reduced rate. Please e-mail for details.
- Collection from Penzance at beginning of Tour and return there at end
- Accommodation with en-suite rooms throughout
- Transport to all the sites
- Informed tour-guiding and ceremony by guides Cheryl Straffon and Lana Jarvis
You are responsible for making your own arrangements for the following:-
- Transport to Cornwall
- Your travel insurance
- Your lunch & evening meals (we will advise about inexpensive places to eat)
- Adequate footwear, which should include waterproof shoes or boots
As we shall be a small Group, it means that we can try and look after your individual needs as much as possible. The magic of the sites should speak for themselves, but we are also very happy to share our knowledge and love of these places and their meanings with the Group, and to spend time getting to know you and ensuring that you have a deeply fulfilling and nurturing time.
Important things to note:-
If you choose the shared room occupancy you are responsible for providing a room mate. If you wish, we will endeavour to select a room mate for you from any others who have booked for the Tour in this way, but if we are unable to do so, then you will need to pay the single room occupancy supplement. This is a standard requirement for tours of this nature.
A deposit of £100 must be paid at the time of booking this Tour, and the balance no later than 8 weeks before the commencement of the Tour. You have 28 days in which to change your mind about the booking, after which time the deposit becomes non-refundable. This covers any administrative and cancellation charges that we may have to pay. If you are forced to cancel your booking after paying the full amount, the following refunds will be given: Before 8 weeks prior to the Tour – total amount less £100. Between 8 – 4 weeks prior to the Tour – 50% refund. Within 4 weeks – no refund. If we are forced to cancel the Tour for any reason, we shall refund any money paid in full.
We shall endeavour at all times to ensure that care is taken of your needs and abilities, but equally you are responsible for your own safety, and by signing up for the Tour, you agree to absolve the Tour and its organisers from any responsibility for your own safety.
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