Category Archives: Tamar Valley Blog

Welcome to the blog for the Tamar Valley AONB where we’ll be updating you on the latest news from the Valley.

River Tamar Walkway & Wetland Project update

Pete Thompson, Trustee of the Tamar Community Trust, provides an update on the project, taking place in Calstock…   Work is progressing steadily, and a pattern of ‘ponds’ is appearing across the fields as material is excavated to build up … Continue reading

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Friday Night Quiz – 26 June 2020

It’s quiz time! Thank you Tamar TLC for the questions… 1. What was Beatrix Potter’s first Christian name? 2. What is the connection between Launceston Castle & William the Conqueror? 3. On which railway platform was Allen Lane standing when … Continue reading

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Friday Night Quiz – 19 June 2020

It’s Friday! Thanks to Tamar TLC for this week’s questions… 1. How high was the steam-powered lift installed to raise and lower wagons to the quays at Calstock Viaduct? 2. What is the name of the dam on the upper tidal mark … Continue reading

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Brewing & Blending to mark 25 years of Tamar Valley AONB

The finishing touches are being added this month to a new ale and gin liqueur, in celebration of the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’s (AONB’s) silver anniversary. This August will mark 25 years since the Tamar Valley was … Continue reading

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Development Agreement signed for Calstock Flood Defence Scheme

The Tamar Community Trust has entered into an agreement with the Environment Agency to act as a key delivery partner for a £2.2million flood defence scheme on the River Tamar at Calstock, south east Cornwall. Due to rising sea levels, … Continue reading

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Friday Night Quiz – Friday 15 May

More beautiful weather leading into the weekend   Here are this week’s quiz questions, thanks to Tamar TLC   1. What mammal is being surveyed in the Tamar Valley? 2. In what continent is the Gobi desert? 3. In what … Continue reading

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Friday Night Quiz – 08.05.20

Today’s our Friday, with the Bank Holiday tomorrow, so here are this week’s questions for our weekly quiz. Thank you Tamar TLC   1. What is Petrichor? 2. In what year was the Hubble Telescope put into orbit by NASA … Continue reading

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Friday Night Quiz – 10th April

What amazing weather! I hope you are all keeping well & safe. Here are the answers to last Friday’s quiz… 1. The Esplanade, Sidmouth 2. Pew Tor 3. Fungus & Alga (or so called cyanobacteria) 4. 120 5. Buckfast Abbey … Continue reading

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Virginia Spiers – Country Diaries

Photo credit (c) Tamar Valley AONB Local writer Virginia Spiers is a regular contributor to the Guardian Country Diary. Many of her diaries focus on the Tamar Valley and are so evocative of the place where she has lived for … Continue reading

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