Morwenstow village, Cornwall
Morwenstow village lies in North Cornwall about eight miles north of Bude.
Its most famous resident must surely be the Vicar of Morwenstow - Reverend Robert Stephen Hawker (1803 - 1875). He cut an eccentric figure but is credited as the writer of Cornwall's National Anthem - Trelawny (otherwise known as The Song of the Western Men). Hawker is also credited with reviving the custom of Harvest Festival.
In the churchyard, corpses of drowned sailors were laid out. Hawker buried over forty unfortunate sailors who were drowned at sea and washed up at the bottom of Vicarage Cliff. One of the memorials in the churchyard was the white figurehead of the "Caledonia", whose captain and crew lie buried here.
For more information see the article on Morwenstow on Wikipedia.
Morwenstow is also the most northerly parish in Cornwall. It is made up of several hamlets including Shop, Woodford, Gooseham, Eastcott, Woolley, Youlestone and Milton.
The fine church is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist and Saint Morwenna.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: