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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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Discovering Daffodils – new walks & art exhibition in the Tamar Valley

  A series of three daffodil walks, specially designed to showcase the great variety of historic daffodils in the Tamar Valley, has been produced and the leaflets are now ready to download at www.tamarvalley.org.uk. They will soon be available to … Continue reading

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‘Outstanding Contribution to Tourism’ Award presented at Tamar Valley AONB Annual Forum

The Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) team was delighted to receive an ‘Outstanding Contribution to Tourism’ award at their Annual Forum yesterday. The trophy, from the South West Tourism Excellence Awards was presented to all 20 protected … Continue reading

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Tourism industry celebrates the region’s Protected Landscapes

The South West’s twenty Protected Landscapes have been recognised by being awarded the “Outstanding Contribution” to Tourism accolade at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards. More than 450 people from the tourism sector in the South West attended the gala … Continue reading

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Managing Environmental Change in Uncertain Times – Tamar Valley AONB Annual Forum

Join the Tamar Valley AONB team on Wednesday 21st February at the Tamar Valley Centre, Drakewalls, for their Annual Forum focussing this year on Managing Environmental Change in Uncertain Times. The key note speaker will be Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones (The Black Farmer) who … Continue reading

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Orchard Planting Day & Landowner Advice session to help Devon’s Bats

A Devon-based project dedicated to conserving one of the county’s most endangered animals is running a practical volunteer task day later this month, to plant apple trees back into a traditional orchard. A Landowner Advice day has also been planned … Continue reading

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Defra’s 25-Year Environmental Plan Welcomed

On Thursday 11 January, the long-awaited Defra 25-year environmental plan was launched. The plan forms the culmination of over 2 years of close work and consultation with environmental bodies, including the National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (NAAONB). … Continue reading

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