Landscapes for Life – Conference 2013

Landscapes for Life – Conference 2013

Closing dates: Early Bird 27th May 2013 – Final Closing date 6th June 2013

For further details and registration papers please click www.landscapesforlife.org.uk/2013-conference.html

 

 

NAAONB_Orfordness Lighthouse T.PICK 2011_Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONBLandscapes for Life – Conference 2013 with its theme of water was announced on World Water Day in March.

 

Management of water is one of the most important challenges that the global economy will face over the next decade. Landscapes for Life – Conference 2013 will bring delegates together in Ipswich to discuss the part that the UK’s Protected Landscape Family has in ensuring that our water systems are well managed and our environment is safeguarded for future generations.

 

Three days of presentations, discussion, networking and site visits will look at the links between water and natural beauty and set out the challenges and changes ahead. National issues will be addressed and the way Protected Landscape teams are working in partnership with local authorities, government bodies, landowners, utility providers, regulators and others to develop innovative solutions to manage our most precious resource will be shared.

 

Speakers which include Defra Minister, Richard Benyon MP, academics, water companies, the Environment Agency, Natural England, National Farmers Union and local partnerships will discuss and develop a vision for the future where Protected Landscapes play an important and integral role in the stewardship of our water.

 

Site visits to the iconic lowland landscape of Constable Country, the “fossilised” dune systems of the Norfolk and Suffolk Coasts, and the stunning waterways which make up the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads will highlight the work that local people are undertaking to help manage our water systems.

 

Philip Hygate, NAAONB Chairman said, “We are delighted to bring delegates to the East of England. We look forward to lively debate and discussion which will result in useful practical action throughout the UK’s Protected Landscapes. I am sure that delegates will leave the conference with the knowledge that the AONB Family is working hard to protect our most valuable resource which is why AONBs remain Landscapes for Life”.

 

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Organised by the National Association for AONBs (NAAONB) and local hosts Dedham Vale, Norfolk Coast and Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB Partnerships and the Broads Authority, this agenda-defining conference brings together the highest level delegates from around the UK and beyond whilst maintaining the open and intimate atmosphere of a family gathering.

 

The event takes place from 16-18th July 2013 and is split into three different formats – keynote sessions, themed breakout sessions and practical site visits. There will also be individual networking opportunities.

 

To register please go to www.landscapesforlife.org.uk/2013-conference.html

 

For sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities please contact our Conference Manager Jill Smith on jill.smith@landscapesforlife.org.uk

 

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Bush Craft on Tamar Trails

Title: Bush Craft on Tamar Trails
Location: Tamar Trails, nr Bedford Sawmills car park, Gulworthy
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Description: Bush Craft for under 8’s (and family)
Join the wildlife team den building, camp fires, marshmallow toasting
£5 per child including marshmallows
Booking essential – Please call 01822 833409 or email info@tamartrails.co.uk

Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2013-05-31
End Time: 16:00

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Family Activities on Tamar Trails

Title: Family Activities on Tamar Trails
Location: Tamar Trails, nr Bedford Sawmills car park, Gulworthy
Link out: Click here
Description: Activities include;
• Natural Art Drop In session – join members of the team to explore nature by collecting natural materials and create mini-works of art. £1 per child
• Panning for copper £1 per child
• Scavenger Hunt – follow the clues, collecting natural materials and explore the woodland trails – Free

Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2013-05-31
End Time: 13:00

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Kids Go Wild Adventure Day

Title: Kids Go Wild Adventure Day
Location: Tamar Trails, nr Bedford Sawmills car park, Gulworthy
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Description: Drop the kids off for a day of adventure in the woods.
Bush Craft and Archery – den building, fire starting, camp fire cooking plus archery too
£30 per child
8 years and upwards
Booking essential- Please call 01822 833409 or email info@tamartrails.co.uk

Start Time: 09:30
Date: 2013-05-28
End Time: 16:30

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Guided Evening Canoe Trip

Title: Guided Evening Canoe Trip
Location: Meet: Cotehele Quay
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Description: Join the Canoe Tamar team for a canoe journey from Cotehele Quay exploring the river past Calstock, Rumleigh and Gawton Quays.
Perfect for the whole family.
Cost: £25 for adults, £21 for under 18′s and under 5′s go free.
Booking essential please call us on 01822 833409 to book.

Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2013-05-27
End Time: 21:30

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Kids Go Wild Adventure Day

Title: Kids Go Wild Adventure Day
Location: Tamar Trails, nr Bedford Sawmills car park, Gulworthy
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Description: Drop the kids off for a day of adventure in the Trees.
Activities include Tree Surfing, Zip wire, Tree Jump and Tree Climbing
£30 per child
8 years and upwards
Booking essential – Please call 01822 833409 or email info@tamartrails.co.uk

Start Time: 09:30
Date: 2013-05-27
End Time: 16:30

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Woodland Birds & Bird Song

Title: Woodland Birds & Bird Song
Location: Tamar Trails, nr Bedford Sawmills car park, Gulworthya
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Description: A fabulous guided walk with our resident wildlife expert Richard Hibbert.

Explore the woodland trails and discover the hidden birds and bird song within the woods.

£3 per person

Booking essential – Please call 01822 833409 or email info@tamartrails.co.uk

Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2013-05-26
End Time: 12:00

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Bug Hunting & Bug Hotels

Title: Bug Hunting & Bug Hotels
Location: Tamar Trails, nr Bedford Sawmills car park, Gulworthya
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Description: Join the wildlife team to collect bugs and learn how to make the wonderfully creative eco-habitats – Bug Hotels.
£5 per child
Booking essential – Please call 01822 833409 or email info@tamartrails.co.uk

Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2013-05-26
End Time: 16:00

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Family Activities on Tamar Trails

Title: Family Activities on Tamar Trails
Location: Tamar Trails, nr Bedford Sawmills car park, Gulworthy
Link out: Click here
Description: Activities include;
• Natural Art Drop In session – join members of the team to explore nature by collecting natural materials and create mini-works of art. £1 per child
• Panning for copper £1 per child
• Scavenger Hunt – follow the clues, collecting natural materials and explore the woodland trails – Free
Information: 01822 833409, info@tamartrails.co.uk
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2013-05-26
End Time: 13:00

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Wacker to Antony Trail Volunteer Workday

Title: Wacker to Antony Trail Volunteer Workday
Location: meet opposite Antony Village Stores (on main A374 between Torpoint and Trerulefoot)
Description: We’ll be improving the path along ancient Abbotscourt Lane by cutting back overgrown vegetation and laying some walkways over wet patches. Bring good footwear (wellies) and gloves. Tools provided. There will be hot drinks available.

For information please contact Dave Readman at Tamar Valley AONB: 01822 835030 or 07792 483669
Email: walkscoordinator@tamarvalley.org.uk

Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2013-04-28
End Time: 16:00

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