Come for a Walk with our Tamar Valley Heritage Guides


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Do you enjoy exploring the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but wish you knew a little more about it?

The Tamar Valley Heritage Guides could help…

Join Les Deering and Ann Marcer, Heritage Guides for the Tamar Valley area, over the next four months, on a series of walks throughout the Tamar Valley celebrating the very best of our area in Spring.

Les DeeringAnn MarcerLes and Ann completed a nine-week course last year, led by local Blue Badge Guide, Chrissie Le Marchant. The course covered presentation skills, organising and running events, leading guided walks and research techniques. It was organised as part of the Heritage Lottery funded Helping Hands for Heritage project.

This season, Les focuses his walks around the bridges and crossings of the Tamar Valley, while Ann explores the Bere Peninsula and Tavistock’s rich heritage. The walks programme begins in March and includes a heritage walk on the Bere Peninsula (Sunday 5th March), a history walk in Weir Quay, plus walks to explore Milton Abbot & Greystone Bridge, Sydenham Damerel & Horsebridge and Gunnislake, New Bridge & Clitters, among other areas.

P1000515Pick up your free walks programme in local outlets throughout the Tamar Valley area, or view a copy online – Please dress for the weather, wear appropriate footwear for walking and bring a drink. Be prepared for hills and muddy paths. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

There is no charge for the walks, but donations are welcome. All proceeds will help to keep the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty special for all to enjoy. Booking is not essential, but would be appreciated. For further information, please contact the AONB office on 01822 835030.

If you would like one of our Heritage Guides to lead a walk for your family, local group or club, or to give a talk, please do get in touch – 01822 835030, . Do let us know if there are other areas you would like to explore with the Heritage Guides, so we can tailor our summer programme to the interests of our walkers.


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