Tamar Valley celebrates 20 years of ‘outstanding’ landscape


TF guide PTadJoin the Tamar Valley AONB team this summer for five days of fun, as they celebrate 20 years since the Tamar Valley was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

A special Tamar Trail Festival, packed with over 30 events and activities for all to enjoy throughout the Valley, will be held from 26th-30th August. Pick up your free programme from local outlets now, or view online.

Join in with creative workshops, guided walks, and art exhibitions. Or you may choose to forage for wild food or take part in an owl survey. The ever-popular guided tours of Greystone Quarry are back for you to enjoy, or you may prefer to spend some time in the trees or canoeing. A day of celebration will be held on Sunday 30th August, in the grounds of the Tamar Valley Centre, just 5 minutes walk from Gunnislake Train Station. Drop in at a time to suit you to enjoy a food fayre, craft fayre, face painting, bug hunts, mask making, nature trail, creatures of the night, and much, much more.

Corinna Woodall, Manager for the Tamar Valley AONB, says, “The Festival is a great way to share this special milestone with those who live, work and visit the Tamar Valley. The AONB is a precious landscape that we work hard to conserve and enhance, but it is truly a partnership effort. What better way to say thank you than with five days of fun? The AONB team have plenty more project ideas and ways to keep our Valley special… here’s to the next 20 years.”

Many events are FREE of charge, but we are expecting the Festival to be popular, so please book your places early to avoid disappointment.

The Tamar Trail Festival, encouraging you to discover more within the AONB, will run from Wednesday 26th – Sunday 30th August. For further information please contact the Tamar Valley AONB team on 01822 835030, info@tamarvalley.org.uk.

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