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Busy Bees at the Tamar Trails

bee house log

Tamar Trails News We’ve been busy bees at Tamar Trails so far this summer and there’s still so much more to come! We’re excited to announce the opening of our fabulous new shop – an additional attraction to the treetop adventure, walking, cycling, canoeing, running, riding and refreshments you already know and love. Open every day, we’re hoping to spread the word about the range of local artisans working in, and inspired by, the Tamar Valley and have drawn together

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Volunteer Opportunities and Free Training in the Tamar Valley

Training Opportunities for Volunteers in the Tamar Trails The Tamar Community Trust has just released details of their summer programme of volunteering opportunities and training days in the Tamar Valley. Between now until the end of September, volunteers can help prune, tidy and maintain a number of areas throughout the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including the Tamar Trails near Gulworthy, Wacker Quay in the Lynher area and the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail. All tools, refreshments and lunch

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Job Opportunity – Lead Instructor at the Tamar Trails for 2018

Canoeing the Tamar

Lead Instructor 2018 This is an exciting opportunity for a versatile and experienced outdoor instructor who has a passion for canoeing and bush craft to join the Tamar Adventures team. Location Tamar Trails, Gulworthy. Devon Salary Lead Instructor £18,200 – £20,800 pro rata per annum depending on experience. Contract 9 month contract February to October 2018 Based on an average 40 hours a week, this will include regular weekends, bank holidays and some evenings, but not over nights. Because of

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Trailmakers Volunteer Day

Walk and Talk on the Tamar Trails

Trailmakers Volunteer day Join in with the regular volunteer days at the Tamar Trails 10.30am to 4.00pm Meet at: Tamar Trails car park (Tree Surfers) near Gulworthy, just off the Gunnislake to Tavistock road (A390).  PL19 8JE. Garden and Trails:  Weeding and planting for winter in the raised beds at the Tamar Trails Centre, and it’s time to clear any last stretches of brambles on the Trails. Lunch and other refreshments provided. Wear sturdy footwear, gloves and be prepared for

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Top 5 bike trails near Plymouth for adventurous families

Family bike trails near Plymouth

Top 5 bike trails near Plymouth for adventurous families My five year-old and I love getting out on the bikes and exploring up and down the Devon and Cornwall border. There are so many fantastic scenic routes that show off the best of our coast and countryside. How many of our top five off-road cycling trails can you tick off? The Granite Way, Okehampton to Lydford, Devon The Granite Way runs for 11 miles along the western edge of Dartmoor

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‘Delicious’ filming location: Canoe the River Tamar

canoe tamar family guided trips

‘Delicious’ filming location: Canoe the River Tamar If you watched Dawn French’s latest TV outing, Delicious (Sky 1) you will undoubtedly have fallen in love with the beautiful Tamar Valley in South East Cornwall where it was filmed.  What better way to explore the area – and steal a close up glimpse of some of the settings – than by canoe on the River Tamar, which features so prominently in the show’s glorious aerial shots? With news just announced of

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8 Ways to get your Kids into the Outdoors this Spring!

kids outdoors

Great ideas to get you kids up and into the outdoors this spring. Kids camera Being in charge of the camera is always fun and gives kids a sense of being in control of the adventure. They can take the pictures they want, of you, of the place or what they are doing, its their call. With the advent of smart phones, you (or a relative) may have an old camera sitting in a drawer – Or you could buy

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Mothers Day Treat at Tree Surfers

Family archery at the Tamar Trails

A real high for Mum on Mother’s Day – High Adventure and High Tea! Why not do something different and ‘hang out’ with mum in the spectacular treetop canopy at the Tree Surfers this Mother’s Day (26 March 2017) with their high adventure and high tea package? Choose from a taster session on the Tree Surfers high ropes course, zoom through the air on the Big Zip or take aim on the archery course. The day includes a well-earned sumptuous high

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Job Opportunities at Tamar Trails 2017

Jobs at Tree Surfers

Come and join the team! We have a number of casual vacancies this season, to support the permanent team. One of the key roles is here is the Duty Manager who is generally our front of house, meeting everyone who visits the Tamar Trails for activities, for information or just a lovely cup of tea! So if you are available at weekends and the holidays, have excellent customer skills and the ability to multi-task please drop us an email with your

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Casual Instructors needed at Tree Surfers 2017

Jobs at Tree Surfers

Casual Instructors wanted at Tree Surfers Tree Surfers are recruiting again! This is an ideal opportunity for young people in their final year of school who want to have a summer of fun and earning before going on a gap year or off to University. Casual Instructors: We need people who are great with customers, enthusiastic about the outdoors and are happy leaping around in the top of trees. Come and help us get families into adventure! You don’t need

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