Category Archives: News

Celebrating Bats in the Tamar Valley

Residents in the Tamar Valley are being encouraged to celebrate one of the region’s rarest and fascinating wildlife species: greater horseshoe bats. Members of the public are invited to celebrate one of Devon’s nocturnal wonders by joining one of more … Continue reading

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Free, Healthy Walks in Bere Alston starting this September

New walks, taken at a steady pace and aimed at people who are looking to improve their health, will be launched this autumn by the Connecting Actively to Nature (CAN) project and the Tamar Valley AONB team. Starting on Tuesday 4th September, … Continue reading

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Making Every Contact Count – supporting others to make healthier lifestyle choices

The Tamar Valley Centre, just 5 minutes walk from Gunnislake Train Station, will be hosting a one-day training event next month, delivered by Healthy Cornwall.   Making Every Contact Count is a technique that anyone can use to support and encourage … Continue reading

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Unlocking LEADER Funding in Cornwall

Cornwall rural businesses to potentially miss out on one of the last chances to secure European capital funding, warns small business of the year FOLK2FOLK. A total of £138 million in LEADER funding is available to rural businesses across England … Continue reading

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Batty Gunnislake

By Ross Hanley, Gunnislake Community Matters People who walk along the picturesque river path from Newbridge to Weir Head may notice some boxes attached to the larger trees near the steps leading up to the King George V Playing field. … Continue reading

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Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty welcomes Michael Gove’s plans for a sweeping review of protected landscapes

    In a Government announcement at the end of May, Environment Secretary Michael Gove committed to conserve and enhance England’s finest landscapes as he launched a review of England’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.   Part … Continue reading

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Sustainable Development Fund opens soon 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 opening soon for small grants to support projects that help to conserve and enhance the AONB. This … Continue reading

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Come for a Walk with our Tamar Valley Heritage Guides – new Spring programme

Back by popular demand for 2018, the Spring programme of guided walks is available now. If you enjoy exploring the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but wish you knew a little more about it, the Tamar Valley Heritage … Continue reading

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Devon Bat Survey Opens for Bookings

A Devon-based project dedicated to conserving one of the county’s most endangered animals is now appealing for volunteers to help it in its vital work. Find out about the bats on your doorstep! This spring and summer, you can take … Continue reading

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