Tamar Valley Discovery Trail Challenge 2013

DTC_Moor Links‘Let’s do it again!!’ you cried…

So we are!!

On Saturday 1st June, walkers can step up to the challenge of completing the 30-mile Tamar Valley Discovery Trail, from Tamerton Foliot to Lifton, while raising money for this year’s chosen charity – Butterfly Conservation.

Many people enjoy walking sections of the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail, but the AONB team are setting the challenge of completing the route in just one day, safe in the knowledge that regular refreshment points will be available along the way, First Aid is on-hand if needed, and transport will take weary walkers back to start at the end of the walk.

Becki Lumbis, Tamar Valley AONB, says: “The huge sense of achievement & determination on the faces of last year’s walkers – together with sheer exhaustion! – as they crossed the finishing line, was great to see.”

DTC Lopwell Dam_Moor LinksBecki continues, “The Challenge brought everyone together, and gave people the opportunity to see parts of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty they may not have seen before.”

We would love you to join us in trying to beat last year’s brilliant effort in raising £2,500 for Devon Air Ambulance.

Caroline Kelly, from Butterfly Conservation, says: “The Heath Fritillary, one of the UK’s rarest butterflies was once abundant in the Tamar Valley but due to habitat loss and change it can now only be found at just one site in the Valley. Thanks to our partnership working with Natural England, the Duchy of Cornwall and the Tamar Valley AONB, this site has been secured for the time being but much more work is required to restore this beautiful butterfly to its former glory in Cornwall. All the funds raised will help us in this vital work.”

This year’s Challenge is kindly sponsored by Pure Dartmoor Water, Tamar Grow Local, Ginsters and Coombe Trenchard.

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

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