Visit the Tamar Valley Centre, near Gunnislake, early next month to see how the landscape of the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has changed over time.
In 2009, the AONB team who work to conserve and enhance the landscape of this special area, began taking photographs at fixed points around the Valley. This process is then repeated at regular intervals from exactly the same spot, building up a visual record of how the landscape may be changing
Corinna Woodall, Manager of the Tamar Valley AONB, explains; “Fixed Point Photography is a vital tool in managing protected landscapes. It helps us to monitor areas that may be vulnerable to pressures such as housing development, intensive farming methods, or even incremental change that can have a larger impact as time goes by.
Corinna continues, “Our purpose isn’t to halt development or resist change, but we must protect the special qualities (including the rare valley and water landscape, the resource for wildlife and remarkable heritage) that made the Tamar Valley an AONB 21 years ago, so that it can be enjoyed for generations to come.”
The exhibition ‘Watching Landscapes’, shows how the landscape in seven different parts of the Tamar Valley has changed – or not – over the past eight years. Pop in at a time to suit you between Monday 4th – Friday 15th July, 10am – 4pm (weekdays only). The Tamar Valley Centre is only 5 minutes’ walk from Gunnislake Train Station, uphill to Drakewalls.
Whilst at the Centre, browse our selection of books, maps and guides to exploring the area and chat to our friendly and knowledgeable reception staff who will be happy to share information on their favourite parts of the Valley to visit.
For further information, please call the Tamar Valley AONB team on 01822 835030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.