Five Millennia of Human Activity on Bodmin Moor – Derry Corey
Bodmin moor is designated both as An Area of Outstanding Beauty (ANOB) and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following the route of the Working Wilderness Walk this talk will look at the physical landscape and see how it was formed and shaped by natural processes highlighting the underlying geology. It will also highlight how people have made their homes over thousands of years and see evidence of settlements and ritual sites, show how humans have adapted and made a living from the landscape over time through farming, quarrying and mining and how these activities have changed the landscape. Finally we shall see how the landscape is adapting to recent tourism and leisure.
Derry Corey is a Human Geography graduate but has co-led human and physical geography field days in the south west region for undergraduate students at Marjon University. She is the Chair of the South West Region of the Royal Geographical Society, and along with the committee organises approximately 16 lectures and 2 field days annually for fellows and visitors at a number of different venues throughout the south west. She lives on the north edge of Plymouth and enjoys walking on Dartmoor but during the summer months spends weekends in Cornwall and enjoys walking the Cornish coastal path.