When you fall in love with someone, you want to know everything about your new partner from the first album they bought to their favourite colour and their biggest fear. It’s the same when you fall in love with a place. We know Crantock has stolen the hearts of many people who have come here, so this blog is for you. It’s a blog of little facts about Crantock that can only by truly appreciated by people who love Crantock!!!
- The name of the big rock off Crantock is ‘The Goose’!
- The name of the little rock off Crantock (next to the Goose) is ‘Zarvan’.
- The name of the rock off Polly Joke beach is ‘The Chick’.
- There used to be a museum at Penpol Creek on a boat called ‘The Ada’.
- There are 3 foot bridges over The River Gannel. The estuary of this river is an important gathering place for migratory birds.
- There is a summer ferry service from Crantock to Pentire making it easy to get out and about.
- The steps down from West Pentire to Crantock Beach are called ‘Pusey’s Steps’.
- Lead was mined in Crantock (not tin or copper!)
- The Bowgie Inn was once a Pig Shed although the word ‘Bowgie’ means Cow Shed in Cornish!
- St Carantoc Saints day is on 16th May which became (and is still celebrated) St Crantoc Feast Day…just in case you didn’t know St Carantoc was the chap who founded Crantock way back in 420AD…he is most definitely deserving of his own feast day!
If you love Crantock as much as we do and want to share your facts about this wondrous place, come and see us or get in touch on our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/bowgieinn/?fref=ts