While we rectify the problems with our Online Events calendar, here are October’s events.

If you would like to know what’s happening beyond October, please contact Charlotte Dancer – 01822 835030, cdancer@tamarvalley.org.uk

until 12th October

It’s All About the River Film Festival

The festival features new commissions from local, national and international artists and filmmakers, alongside screenings of popular and cult classics in impressive settings along the banks of the Tamar.

Information: www.itsallabouttheriver.org.uk, River Tamar Project & Plymouth University


Friday 3rd, 7:30pm

Friends of Tamar Valley Talk – Rachel Hunt

Life in the Past Lane: The People of Cotehele. Talk by Collections Manager at Cotehele. All welcome, small charge for non-members.

Venue: Tamar Valley Centre, Drakewalls

Information: 01822 834964, janekielyintamarvalley@uwclub.net


Saturday 4th, 9:00am – 12:00noon

Stoke Climsland Village Market

Local produce and a BIG breakfast

Venue: Old School, Stoke Climsland, PL17 8NY

Information: 01579 370493 (Old School)


Saturday 4th, 10am

Revealing your Fieldwalking Finds

Washing & identifying the finds from last weekend’s fieldwalking event on the Pentillie estate.

Venue: Tamar Valley Centre, Drakewalls


Saturday 4th, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Bere Apple Fest

Activities include apple pressing, advice on grafting and pruning, display of rural crafts, music and competitions, including Apple Pie Baking and Longest Apple Peel!

Venue: Church Hall, Bere Ferrers

Information: 01822 841309 or bev.tavy@gmail.com, briankay1@tiscali.co.uk (Brian Lamb or Bev Slaughter).


Saturday 4th

Tamar Valley Produce Market

Venue: Calstock Village Hall

Information: 01579 208412, Tamar Grow Local


Saturday 4th

Tamar Valley Produce Market & Apple Pressing

Bring along your own apples for pressing and bottle to take your juice home. By donation.

Venue: Carpenters Arms, Metherell

Information: 01579 208412, Tamar Grow Local


Sunday 5th, 11am – 4pm

Conservation Task Day

Come and find out about the history of this fascinating military site, and then take part in vegetation management and bench installation.

Meet: Wacker Quay car park, near Antony

Booking: dreadman@tamarvalley.org.uk, 07792 483669 (Dave Readman)



Sunday 5th

The Delicious Drakes Trail

Starting at Buckland Abbey, runners will follow their taste buds to Tavistock then to Moorland Garden Hotel. Along the way they will be treated to a mouth-watering variety of locally produced food and drink tasters and 15 miles of beautiful off-road trail. Shorter 10-mile option also available. Fundraising for CHICKS.

Also, Food Festival, Moorland Garden Hotel, 12noon – 5pm

Sign up: essential – www.deliciousdrakestrail.co.uk


Saturday 11th, 10:30am – 4:00pm

Archaeology Volunteer Day

Join us in helping to clear the long barrow on the south side of Kit Hill.

Information: 01822 835030, volunteering@tamarvalley.org.uk, Cormac and Helping Hands for Heritage (Tamar Valley AONB)


Sunday 12th

Tamar Valley Produce Market

Venue: Mount Edgcumbe

Information: 01579 208412, Tamar Grow Local


Saturday 18th, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Crocadon’s Producer Fair


Saturday 18th, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Stoke Climsland Crafts and Gifts Fair


23rd – 26th

Calstock Jazz & Blues Festival

Information: calstockjazzfestival.co.uk


Saturday 25th, 10:30am

Fungi Walk with Jacky Peace

A walk around the reserve identifying fungi and other plants.

Cost: free for members, £2 for non-members.

Notes: bring camera, binoculars, wear suitable clothing & footwear.

Sorry no dogs.

Meet: The Cecil Arms pub by St. Stephens Church (PL12 4AR)

Information: 01752 843852, Mary Langworth, Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve


25th – 27th

Tavistock Heritage Festival



25th – 2nd November, 11:00am – 4:30pm

Hallowe’en half-term fun at Cotehele

Steel yourself for freak week in the house, mill and Edgcumbe, with children’s half-term activities on the quay, 27 – 31 Oct, 11am-3pm, fright night in the house on 31 Oct, 6-9pm and more. Check website for details.

Cost: various – see the website

Venue: Cotehele National Trust, St Dominick

Information: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cotehele or 01579 351346


26th – 31st

Halloween Week at Morwellham

A scary mine train ride, spooky activities and a Witches’ Coven throughout the week to get everyone quaking in their boots!

Venue: Morwellham Quay, nr Tavistock

Information: 01822 832766


26th – 31st

Tamar Trails’ Half-term Activities

Includes Family Fun Day, Adventure Days, Lantern making, guided walk & more.

Information & booking: www.tamartrails.co.uk, 01822 833409


Tuesday 28th, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Shipwrecks and History in Plymouth Sound

A talk by Peter Holt

Cost: Non-members £1

Venue: Old School, Stoke Climsland, PL17 8NY

Information: 01579 370319 (Deri Parsons), Stoke Climsland Local History Group


Wednesday 29th, 11:00am – 4:00pm

All Ways Apples Festival

The 5th annual festival with activities including apple pressing, workshops, cookery demonstrations, creative activities and healthy food initiatives.

Venue: Devonport Guildhall

Information: 07531 506481, digfordevonport@hotmail.co.uk (Tess Wilmot)


Friday 31st

The Big Draw & Family Arts Festival

Venue: Mount Edgcumbe, Cremyll, Torpoint

Information: www.campaignfordrawing.org


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