Our Guides

Your main guide will be Jeanette Ratcliffe, a local archaeologist with 40 years’ experience of carrying out heritage projects in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, including surveys of many of the sites and landscapes visited by Heritage Adventures.

After working for the Institute of Cornish Studies and Cornwall Archaeological Unit, she established herself as a freelance historic environment consultant, alongside running her own counselling practice.

Born in West Cornwall, the daughter of a fisherman, Jeanette has recently trained and worked in the local fishing industry and is Secretary of Newlyn Fishing, Industry, and Seafarer’s Heritage (FISH) Trust and a Newlyn Archive member.

A year-round, open-water swimmer, who also has her own boat, there is nothing she likes better than being in, on or next to the sea. Jeanette adds her love of things marine and maritime to her extensive archaeological and local knowledge to create Heritage Adventures for you that are truly unique.

From time to time, we will invite other local guides and specialists to add their different knowledge to Heritage Adventures’ walks and boat trips.

Main image: (c) Liz Kay Photography

(c) Jeanette Ratcliffe