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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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Great adventures for kids that won’t cost a thing

Walking the Tamar Trails

Stuck for ideas of what to do with the kids during the school holidays? We’ve come up with the following suggestions to keep them entertained without spending a penny! The Tamar Trails Centre is a fantastic resource for letting off steam, with 25km of trails running through the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Here are our top things to do with the family to make the most of this amazing landscape: Go for a stroll Setting out on

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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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A guide to exploring the River Tamar by canoe

Guided Family Canoe Trips in August

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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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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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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Our New Attraction – The Bird Feeder Tree!

Exciting new developments are taking place at the Tamar Trails in the Tamar Valley between Tavistock and Gunnislake. This week see’s the installation of an eagerly anticipated sculptural Bird Feeder Tree. Back in the Autumn of 2013, the Tamar Trails Centre applied for some funding to create something new and interesting for the visitors of the trails. The plan…to create a beautiful, sculptural, welcoming feature that would enhance the centre in some way. Bounced around within a flurry of other

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A productive winter!

Tamar Trails in the Winter “While most people are hiding indoors during the cold, wet and short days recently, our intrepid Valley Volunteers have been out there putting in the new sign posts that will guide visitors to the Trails. The work is continuing each week now and should be complete by Easter. A volunteer group also created a short, easy walking route from near the car park up to the Mineral Railway Trail. A volunteer group from Bardon Aggregates

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  • Opening Times

    COVID-19 UPDATE June 2020

    The Trails and car park are open every day, dawn till dusk.

    The Beech Cafe, bike hire and toilets will open again on Saturday 18th July.

    Tree Surfers activities and archery  will open again on Saturday 18th July.

    Canoe trips will start again from 4th July.

    All activities including Tree Surfers, archery, bike hire and canoe trips must be booked in advance.

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    Guided Family Canoe Trips in August

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    August 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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