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June 2019

Calstock Community Archaeological Excavation

June 3 @ 10:00 am - June 28 @ 4:00 pm

**Volunteers Wanted** Have you ever wanted to take part in an archaeological dig? If so, now is your chance! The Department of Archaeology at the University of Exeter is looking to recruit volunteers to take part in a Community Archaeological Excavation at the site of Calstock Roman fort in June. Further details of how to register for a volunteer place can be found at, and direct enquiries can be made to Chris Smart by email:

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Chair Making

June 24 - June 29
Sallerton Wood

6-day green chair making course. Range of chair-back designs and seating materials to suit all abilities and tastes. Cost: £410. Information: 07722 435964/01822 841718 or

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Advanced Chair Making

June 24 - July 1
Sallerton Wood

8-day chair making course, runs concurrently with 6-day course but with additional two days to master more advanced techniques. Cost: £550. Information: 07722 435964/01822 841718 or

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July 2019

A night in the woods

July 1 - July 2

Turn your phone off and leave technology behind. This is a one-day and one-night experience aimed at people who want to relax and enjoy the beauty of the woodland and learn some new skills. All main meals, tea and coffee will provided. Course dates are arranged to your own convenience. Max people – 4

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Make a shave horse

July 6 - July 7
Sallerton Wood

2-day course teaching a wide range of green woodworking techniques whilst making your own traditional greenwood shaving horse. A shave horse is a fundamental piece of kit needed by all green woodworkers and will be yours to keep at the end of the course. Cost: £150. Information: 07722 435964/01822 841718 or

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Discovery Trail Challenge – Cornish Taster

July 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A great walking challenge on the Cornish side of the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail. Several length options will be available to choose from. Cost and further details to follow. Register your interest at, or tel: 01822 835030. Raising funds for Tamar Tender Loving Care (TLC), who work to raise, manage and distribute funds for the benefit of the Tamar Valley. Registered charity commission number 1166979.

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Discovery Trail Challenge: Cornwall Taster

July 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A walk along the Cornish side of the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail, exploring green lanes and rolling agricultural landscapes, raising funds for Tamar TLC (charity who raise, manage and distribute funds for the benefit of the Tamar Valley AONB). times, cost and further details to be arranged. to register your interest – 01822 835030,

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July 10 - July 12
Sallerton Wood

3-day greenwood stool making course, covering all the green woodworking skills and processes needed in order to construct your own sturdy stool from a green ash log. Cost: £220. Information: 07722 435964/01822 841718 or

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Places of Poetry Workshop

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tamar Valley Centre,
Cemetery Road, Drakewalls, Gunnislake, PL18 9FE United Kingdom
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Places of Poetry is a National Lottery Heritage Funded project linking a digital map to poems about heritage of places. Can you help fill our area of the map with poems about the heritage of the River Tamar and the Tamar Valley AONB? FREE workshop – pop in and find out more about how to get involved.

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Field Day 2: Mining Heritage Project, Tamar Valley

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Beech Cafe, Tamar Trails

Led by John Page. Another opportunity to visit the various sites which are the subject of the Mining Heritage Project started in 2007. The project is ongoing and tells a story of the Tamar Valley’s rich mining history through a network of trails and paths. Parking in Pay & Display car park. Booking: please send a cheque for £10 (payable to RGS South West Region) with sae to Derry Corey, 47 Glenfield Road, Glenholt, Plymouth, PL6 7LN.

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