Warleggan Parish, with its two villages Warleggan and Mount, lies between the parishes of St Neot to the east and Cardinham to the west, and is on the cusp of Bodmin Moor. Four folds in our landscape create our four rivers - the Bedalder (believed to mean 'sweetness' in old Cornish), Dewey, Fowey and Sina stream. Another lovely local name is Panters Bridge, called Pont Yesu in earlier times, which crosses the Bedalder River close to the parish boundary to St. Neot.
Steep narrow valleys run down from the moor, providing oak and beech havens for badgers, foxes, jays, kestrels, and swallows in season, and all manner of lovely flowers and mosses. Up on the moor the landscape changes utterly. It is the place of ravens, buzzards, stone chats and skylarks, populated with bilberries and gorse and purple heather. Semi-wild ponies and highlight cattle graze freely.
For information about the parish, go to http://www.warleggan.net. This provides information on local events, as well as links to the Warleggan History Group and other pages.
The Bedalder Renga was written by ten friends of Roger Farnworth to celebrate the industrial and natural history of the parish (pdf download).