St Breock Church

St Breock Church

The church building at St Breock dates back to the 13th century although it was extensively rebuilt in 1677. The church, of St Briocus, is dedicated to St Brioc - an early 6th century monk from Wales who is thought to have built a small chapel here.

After founding the church at St Breock in Cornwall, he became the first Abbot of Saint-Brieuc in Brittany, which was also initially a small chapel but is now a Cathedral. In 2009, Saint-Brieuc suffered an unfortunate incident where very large amounts of sea lettuce washed onto the beach. The rotting algae produced so much hydrogen sulphide that it killed a horse, several dogs and a council worker who was clearing it from the beach.

On walks

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Download the app and use it to explore the walks and to purchase a guided route.
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The app will direct you to the start of the walk via satnav.
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The app guides you around the walk using GPS, removing any worries about getting lost.
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The walk route is described with detailed, regularly-updated, hand-written directions.
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Each time there is a new direction to follow, the app will beep to remind you, and will warn you if you go off-route.
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A map shows the route, where you are at all times and even which way you are facing.
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Each walk is packed with information about the history and nature along the route, from over a decade of research than spans more than 3,000 topics.
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Once a walk is downloaded, the app doesn't need a phone or wifi signal during the walk.
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The app counts down distance to the next direction and estimates time remaining based on your personal walking speed.
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We keep the directions continually updated for changes to the paths/landmarks - the price for a walk includes ongoing free updates.