Nearly Home Trees

Anyone who has ever been in and out of Cornwall will recognise the beloved ‘nearly home’ trees. The small copse of trees, found on the A30 near Lifton, marks the border between Cornwall and Devon and are a familiar sight for anyone leaving on their travels or returning home. Known as Cookworthy Knapp, the clump of 140 beech trees have inspired many works of art over the years, but the story behind the landmark is a source of wonder to Devonians and the Cornish. The cherished sight is known by many different names according to people living in and visiting the area – ‘Cornwall beyond’, ‘grandma’s trees’, ‘nearly home’ or ‘coming home trees’, ‘the unicorn’s wood’ and ‘fairy wood’ – are just a few of the most regularly used nicknames.

Check out the video on youtube of our search for the nearly home trees. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWhjkCpimps

 

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