EAGLE-eyed visitors to Tintagel village and its surroundings may have spotted a helicopter flying over Tintagel Castle yesterday (February 27). 

The helicopter was the responsibility of English Heritage, providing a more unique way to receive a delivery – although the parcel didn’t have a stamp pasted in its top corner.  

The organisation, responsible for the upkeep of Tintagel Castle, was carrying out essential maintenance on pathways surrounding the site, meaning visitors to the area got to see a special delivery of gravel.  

The charity has already prepared the paths for repair by scarifying the surfaces and removing loose material. The helicopter has now delivered bags of gravel to the site which will be laid down in the following two weeks 

Hannah Monteverde, Tintagel Castle Manager, said: “It’s not every day that we get to see a helicopter hovering over the castle. It’s been really exciting for our team to watch! In our usual maintenance work, everybody generally has two feet on the ground, but there actually many diverse ways in which English Heritage cares for historical places.  

“It’s great to show off a more unusual and exciting project here at Tintagel Castle this week. We look forward to welcoming visitors for the upcoming Easter holidays when work on our new pathways will be complete.”