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The Tamar Trails Running Man

Colin Kirk-Potter talks to us about the Tamar Trails and why running outdoors is good for you We’re thrilled to welcome Colin Kirk-Potter and the launch of the Tamar Trail Runners and new running hub at the Tamar Trails Centre. An experienced runner, Colin is offering twice weekly trail running sessions every Tuesday evening and Thursday morning. A great way to get fit and enjoy the Tamar Trails, the sessions also offer a good opportunity to socialise. All ages and

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Tamar Community Trust Volunteers

Tamar Trails Valley Volunteers

New volunteers are always wanted! The 25km’s of the Tamar Trails are looked after by an amazing small team of volunteers, who are part of the Tamar Community Trust. The Trust is dedicated to managing and maintaining the natural environment, allowing the public access to remote and hidden corners of the landscape whilst protecting the ecology and biodiversity of the area. The Trusts states: In the last 30 years the Valley has experienced rapid changes in the ownership and management

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Trail Running club at the The Tamar Trails off to a great start

Tamar Trail Runners

Trail Runners A new running club at the Tamar Trails – The Trail Runners, near Gulworthy is off to a flying start, and is inviting anyone in need of a post summer holiday exercise regime to come along. Launched last month by experienced runner Colin Kirk-Potter, the Tamar Trail Runners meet every Tuesday evening and Thursday morning and welcome people of any age and ability. The group runs for approximately an hour around the woodland trails, whatever the weather, splitting

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Mountain biking for all the family in the Tamar Valley

Family mountain biking

A fun family activity whatever the weather has in store this summer, mountain biking offers an affordable day out for those of us keeping an eye on the purse strings. We have our own fantastic mountain biking resource right here in the Tamar Valley so you don’t have to travel far for easy, energy-burning entertainment. The Tamar Trails – a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – offers an awesome 25km of dedicated off-road, traffic-free mountain biking trails not far

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A guide to exploring the River Tamar by canoe

canoe the river tamar

We’re going to let you in on a secret… Nothing beats canoeing the River Tamar for out and out fun. There is no finer way to see the Tamar Valley than from a canoe, serenely paddling along the border of Devon and Cornwall, passing unspoilt woodland and meadows and glimpsing rarely trodden paths. You’re guaranteed to come away buzzing, an adrenaline rush not just from completing a brilliant adventure, but from discovering a magical, hidden world. One where birds swoop

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Tree Surfers Junior – its first birthday!

Birthdays at Tree Surfers Junior

Happy Birthday Tree Surfers Junior. When we launched a junior version of Tree Surfers last summer we had no idea what a massive response it would get. The concept was a simple one…to offer something that was still high up in the trees with rope bridges, zip lines, walkways and obstacles, just smaller scale to suit smaller scale people. Oh, and be the first place in the South West to do so. We wanted to incorporate the same element of

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Our Favourite Walk

Tamar Trails signs

The Bedford United Walk As regular dog walkers ourselves, the Tamar Trails staff have voted the Bedford United walk as the current favourite! Why its our favourite? Fantastic river views A great vista across the flood plains Variation of terrain from very steep paths and steps, to quite flat It passes the old mine entrance (Gated to make safe – but still accessed by the Mine Exploration Society) Creative use of natural materials to carve a path through the landscape. small

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Free activities at the Tamar Trails this February Half Term

Family walking Tamar Trails

Our top tips on Free activities for everyone in the family to do at the Tamar Trails From kids activity sheets to biking –  bring the dog, explore on foot….just come and enjoy this amazing landscape which is free for every one to use! Biking The trails are really varied here; we have flat routes that are good for children and buggies, albeit with the occasional muddy section. And steeper more technical routes for the more adventurous families and mountain bikers. Overall

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South West Riders – Fun Ride

Horse riding on the Tamar Trails

South West Riders are orgainsing a fun horse ride around the Tamar Trails. Date: Sunday 3rd April 2016 Time:  10am to 12pm. Cost: £15 per adult, £10 under sixteen The majority of the route will be on the Tamar Trails, a 25 km network of multi-use trails in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which have been created in the old mining area of Devon Great Consols visit www.tamartrails.co.uk. The route will be marked, and riders go at

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Why children need to get outdoors and play – even in the Winter months

running playing kids woods

Its too cold, wet and windy to get the kids into the outdoors in the winter, right? Wrong!  Playing outside is a blast, no doubt about it, but don’t discount outdoor adventures as frivolous fun. Kids reap lots of benefits from time outside. There are so many great reasons to get them out, even in the winter months and no, it’s not just so you can get stuff done, but there are a lot of other “real” benefits for your

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