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An Outstanding Week in September!

September has always been an outstanding month in our countryside, with harvests being brought safely home, trees and meadows taking on their autumnal colours, skies offering a full palette of hues, musky bonfires lingering in the evening air and a … Continue reading

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Time to dig out the walking boots again

The highways and byways of South East Cornwall will once again come under the spotlight in mid September when the South East Cornwall Walking Festival returns for its 17th year. The public are invited to join walk leaders to explore … Continue reading

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Gateway to the Tamar Valley welcomes visitors

  A warm welcome awaits at the Tamar Valley Centre, Drakewalls, this summer, with the reception fully staffed every weekday throughout the holidays. Just 5 minutes’ walk from Gunnislake Station on the beautiful Tamar Valley Line, the Tamar Valley Centre … Continue reading

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Trail closure 27th July – 17th August 2017

The Tamar Valley AONB team have recently been informed of the following; On Thursday 27th July the trail from the Estate boundary at Hatch Wood to the stream at Betsy Jory’s will be closed.  The footpath from Tamar Gate Lodge … Continue reading

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Walking for Water – Tamar links with Tanzania – raises over £4,000

By Julie Overnell, Bere Alston After the hot sunny weather we have had recently it seems unbelievable that our annual sponsored walk on Saturday 10th June could have been so wet! A group of eighteen set out from the top … Continue reading

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Improve your Health this summer with Walks for All in the Tamar Valley

The latest programmes of walks in the Tamar Valley, aimed at those who are looking to improve their health and meet new people, are available now to pick up from local outlets or to view online. Three different weekly walks … Continue reading

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Saving The Tamar Valley’s Rarest Butterfly

Nature lovers in Devon and Cornwall are being asked to create a home for a rare and declining butterfly in the hope of boosting its numbers. The Heath Fritillary butterfly has suffered significant declines in the last forty years, with … Continue reading

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Walking for Water – Tamar links with Tanzania, Friends of Urambo & Mwanhalla Jubilee appeal

In 1995 Bere Alston resident Julie Overnell found herself volunteering in the Tabora region of Tanzania with a charity called Health Project Abroad. With a group of volunteers Julie assisted the locals in building health dispensaries in remote villages. Julie … Continue reading

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Sustainable Development Fund open for Tamar Valley projects 

Back by popular demand, the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) team is pleased to announce that the Sustainable Development Fund is open once again for small grants to support projects that help to conserve and enhance the … Continue reading

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