The Rame Peninsula Heritage Gateway Project is £1,000 better off following a successful walking weekend around Sheviock.

Sheviock60 walkers took advantage of the opportunity to explore Sheviock Parish, on the first weekend of September.  Organised by St Mary’s Church Project Team, four different walks were on offer in the morning and afternoon of both days.  Walkers selected their preferences, with some hardy folk managing all four walks over the weekend.  Locals and visitors were led through lanes, fields and woods by knowledgeable guides who provided interesting information on hidden historical sites and fascinating tales of local history and characters; they also enjoyed spectacular views over Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor, Whitsand Bay and the river Lynher from vantage points not always available to the public.

Refreshments were available at the church where one could linger over a pasty, a cup of tea and other fine fare while chatting to new and old friends about the walks (some up to seven miles long).  Participants were also invited to write their feedback on a label and hang it on a ‘washing line’ in the church.

The magnificent sum of £1,000 was raised towards St Mary’s fundraising target of £10,000 which must be in place in order to access a second stage Heritage Lottery Fund grant of almost £250,000 needed for church repairs and development of the Heritage Gateway.

Jenny Bushrod, Project Manager, said: “The feedback from walkers has been phenomenal with so many requests for a repeat – which is the acid test for any event.  It really has been an epic undertaking for all of us and I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has pitched in and helped in whatever way to make this weekend such a success.”

The next event in aid of the appeal will be a Harvest Dance held at Sheviock Barton Farm, on October 27 when the famous FRIDAY NIGHT BOYS will be playing, giving their support to the Heritage Gateway Project fund raising. The admission price is £5 by pre-booked ticket; a bar will be available plus hot food from the CORNISH POD and there will be ample car parking.  The GRAND DRAW will also be made at this event with lots of great prizes. To book dance tickets or buy draw tickets please email