Guided Walk to Capture Tamar Valley Landscape Change


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Have you picked up your 20 Places: 200 Years booklet yet?

Not sure how to get started?

You’re not alone…

Which is why the Tamar Valley AONB team has organised a guided walk & talk showing you, step-by-step, how to identify the locations within the booklet, take your pictures, and upload them to the free Rate my View app.

Haven’t got a smartphone? Don’t worry, we can work around that, too.

The walk and talk will take place on Saturday 10th October, starting at 9:30am from the Tamar Valley Centre. Project Officer, Sam Barnes, will give an introduction to the app and explain how to get started. Information will also be given on what to do with your pictures once you have taken them.

Sam says, “The Rate my View app, developed by Plymouth University and South Devon AONB, and currently being used by six AONBs across England, is designed to help with landscape management, protection and planning by collecting views and perceptions from the people who live in, work in and enjoy the area.

Sam continues, “Mobile phone signal throughout the Valley isn’t also reliable, but this app allows you to upload your images when you get home – all of this will be explained fully on the day.”

Following the introduction, participants will head by car to Calstock, where you can put into practice what you have just learned. Six locations will be visited on foot, so you will be well on your way to completing the 20 Places challenge, with a chance to win one of these great prizes from Tamar Valley Tourism Association (TAVATA) members;

1st prize: 1-night B&B for 2 people at Pentillie Castle

2nd prize: 1-night B&B for 2 people at Moorland Garden Hotel

3rd prize: three-course Sunday lunch for 2 at The Bedford Hotel

Closing date for competition entries – 1st November 2015.

The walk will finish at Cotehele at around 1:00pm in time for lunch (bring a picnic or visit the Edgcumbe Arms) and to enjoy the Tamar River Festival, where the Westcountry Rivers Trust are collecting stories & anecdotes to reveal what the river means to people. Celebrate the spirit of the river with story-telling, local food producers, artists, displays, talks & more. We will then walk back to Calstock and return to the Tamar Valley Centre to upload the photos we have taken. The day will finish at around 3:00pm.

If you are unable to make this date, but would still like some help to get started, click on to the ‘How To Guide’ on You Tube (available from Monday 5th October, call 01822 835030 for details) or visit the Rate my View website for more information

To book your place on Saturday 10th October, 9:30am – 3:00pm, please contact the AONB team – 01822 835030, Please bring a fully charged smartphone or tablet (if you have one) or your digital camera, and wear suitable clothing and footwear, according to the weather.


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