Tamar Valley Spring Trail Festival Gathers Pace – 28th March – 7th April

FREE Guide Out Now
FREE Guide Out Now

This year’s Spring Trail Festival, packed with more than 30 events and activities for you to enjoy throughout the Tamar Valley, is booking up fast, so organisers from the Tamar Valley AONB team are advising you to book soon to avoid disappointment.

There are still some places available on Exploring Nature (Friday 5th April, 1:00pm – 4:00pm). Join bird expert Richard Hibbert on the Tamar Trails, near Gulworthy, for an exciting afternoon of exploration, discovering what is living under your feet and high up in trees, why leaves are green and how many legs your favourite bug has. Enjoy shelter building, bug hunting, animal tracking, bird calling, and much more. £5 per child, plus £2 parking for the day. Booking is essential on this event – 01822 835030, bookings@tamarvalley.org.uk

Copper waterfall, Bedford United
Copper waterfall, Bedford United

Be one of the first to walk along the newly opened route around Bedford United on Sunday 7th April (1:00pm – 3:00pm), to discover the history and archaeology of this mine site, near Gulworthy. Rick Stewart, Manager of the George & Charlotte Mine at Morwellham, will bring to life one of the most important copper mines of the Tamar Valley area, with his knowledge and expertise. This event costs £3 per person, and a £2 parking charge applies. Booking is essential – 01822 835030, bookings@tamarvalley.org.uk


BioBlitz, Pentillie, 2012
BioBlitz, Pentillie, 2012

Back by popular demand, the BioBlitz returns to Pentillie, near St Mellion, for a second year. Join us for bug hunts, pond dipping, flower walks, reptile hunts and more on Sunday 7th April. Last year, 227 species were recorded – let’s beat that this year! A bat & moth walk, as part of the BioBlitz, will also take place on Saturday 6th April. Both days are FREE, but please register your interest at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/332977


The Spring Trail Festival, encouraging you to discover more within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, will run from Thursday 28th March – Sunday 7th April. FREE guides are available from local outlets, or download your FREE programme of events at www.tamarvalley.org.uk.

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