Visit to Plymouth Citadel with English Heritage (Friends of Tamar Valley)

Title: Visit to Plymouth Citadel with English Heritage (Friends of Tamar Valley)
Location: meet: Valentino’s, Plymouth Hoe
Description: Meet for coffee at Valentino’s on the Hoe, just near the Citadel, at 10:15am so that we are a group going into the Citadel at 11:00am for a tour.

Cost: £5

Several ramps, no toilet inside Citadel

Booking – essential: contact Jane Kiely 01822 834964
Start Time: 10:15
Date: 2013-07-12
End Time: 12:30

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Bere Ferrers Guided Walk – Friends of Tamar Valley

Title: Bere Ferrers Guided Walk – Friends of Tamar Valley
Location: meet: Tamar Belle, Bere Ferrers Station
Description: Clive Charlton will take us on a guided walk in Bere Ferrers, after having lunch (optional, 12:15pm) on the Tamar Belle, the preserved and restored train at Bere Ferrers Station.

Booking – essential for the meal, otherwise join the group at 1:45pm.

Contact: Jane Kiely (Friends of the Tamar Valley) – 01822 834964
Start Time: 12:15
Date: 2013-06-13

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Are you up to the Challenge?

DTC_woodlandWith just over 2 months until the second Tamar Valley Discovery Trail Challenge, it’s time to break in those walking boots and fill up your sponsorship forms.

Saturday 1st June is the day to complete the 30-mile Discovery Trail, from Tamerton Foliot to Lifton, while raising money for this year’s chosen charity – Butterfly Conservation.

If you would like to find out more, or to get your sponsorship forms and welcome pack, please call the Tamar Valley AONB team on 01822 835030 or email bookings@tamarvalley.org.uk.

More details can be found at http://www.tamarvalley.org.uk/blog/2013/02/tamar-valley-discovery-trail-challenge-2013/

 

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Jewellery Making Workshop

Title: Jewellery Making Workshop
Location: Tamar Valley Centre, Drakewalls, nr Gunnislake
Link out: Click here
Description: An opportunity to make your own jewellery choosing from a variety of projects with lots of examples for inspiration.

Learn how to create unique designs with a little help from local jewellery maker/designer Karen Gronow.

£45 per person
includes all materials and refreshments.
Please bring a packed lunch.

Booking essential – 01822 835030, bookings@tamarvalley.org.uk (Tamar Valley AONB)
Start Time: 10:30
Date: 2013-06-08
End Time: 16:00

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Helping Hands on Tamar Trails

Team work on Tamar Trails

Team work on Tamar Trails

14 tonnes of aggregate,

2 teams of quarry workers,

And bucket loads of energy…

The winning formula for a durable Family Trail, complete and ready to enjoy, in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

In early December, two teams from local quarries – Greystone and Plymouth Moorcroft – joined the Tamar Valley AONB to help complete a section of trail in readiness for the launch of the Tamar Trails Centre, Gulworthy, and the celebration of the end of the £7million Mining Heritage Project, next week.

The teams volunteered for 3 days, and shifted 14 tonnes of aggregate, delivered courtesy of Bardon Aggregates, down a steep wooded hillside onto the new Family Trail below.

Dave Readman, Tamar Valley Volunteering & Walking Coordinator, explained; “The workers rigged an ingenious aerial rope and bucket system, but still had to shovel gravel into buckets and wheelbarrow them to the top of the slope. The trail surface is now really durable, and will suffer much less erosion from the elements and walkers.”

The AONB team would like to thank everyone who volunteered their time, and in particular Graham Hicks and Anthony Allday.

If you would like to find out how you can volunteer your time and help us to keep the Tamar Valley special, please contact Dave Readman (07792 483669, dreadman@tamarvalley.org.uk).

For details of the launch and other activities & events for you to enjoy, please visit www.tamarvalley.org.uk and click on Spring Trail Festival.

 

 

 

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Brian Spencer Memorial Walk

Title: Brian Spencer Memorial Walk
Location: Meet: Gunnislake Station car park
Description: A walk in memory of Brian Spencer, above and below the railway line from Drakewalls depot to Chilsworthy Halt, with Stephen Docksey.

Please wear stout boots or shoes.

Donations: £2 to the Calstock Parish Archive

Enquiries: 01822 834454

Organisers: Calstock Parish Local History Group/Calstock Parish Archive/Gunnislake Festival

Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2013-07-27
End Time: 21:00

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St Luke’s Hospice, Open Gardens – Gunnislake Garden Walkabout

Title: St Luke’s Hospice, Open Gardens – Gunnislake Garden Walkabout
Location: 14 gardens within Gunnislake village
Link out: Click here
Description: £5 admission – includes entry to the 14 gardens, and map.

Money raised will be donated to St Luke’s Hospice, Plymouth.

Information: 07795 603067, wayne.marshall@stlukes-hospice.org.uk
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2013-07-07
End Time: 16:00

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St Luke’s Hospice, Open Gardens – Calstock Garden Walkabout

Title: St Luke’s Hospice, Open Gardens – Calstock Garden Walkabout
Location: 4 gardens around Calstock
Link out: Click here
Description: £5 admission – includes entry to the 4 gardens, and map.

Money raised will be donated to St Luke’s Hospice, Plymouth.

Information: 07795 603067, wayne.marshall@stlukes-hospice.org.uk
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2013-05-19
End Time: 16:00

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New Generation Energy Open Day

Title: New Generation Energy Open Day
Location: Tavistock
Link out: Click here
Description: Opportunity to chat to New Generation Energy installers about your potential projects.

Tea & cake provided
Start Time: 09:30
Date: 2013-03-23
End Time: 17:00

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Tavistock Music & Arts Festival

Title: Tavistock Music & Arts Festival
Location: Tavistock
Link out: Click here
Start Date: 2013-04-19
End Date: 2013-05-06

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