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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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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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