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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

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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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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Job Opportunity – Lead Instructor

A fantastic job opportunity has come…We are currently searching for a shiny new lead instructor to join our team at Tamar Adventures :- Lead Instructor 2014 – 12 month contract starting 24th February 2014 Tamar Adventures is seeking to appoint a versatile and experienced outdoor instructor to: • Lead activity sessions and oversee less experienced staff (see Tree Surfers and Canoe Tamar) • Coach on our 16 week instructor training programme (see Outdoor Instructor Training) It is essential that this instructor

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We’re not in hibernation!

So what happens at the Tamar Trails Centre during the Winter? From the outside it may seem that we, Tamar Adventures, are very quiet and enjoying a bit of a relaxing season here at the Trails Centre. But far from it! As soon as the main season quietens down around September time, with Tree Surfers and Canoe Tamar coming to an end for another year, Tamar Adventures launch into the Winter programme. A 16 week Intensive Complete Outdoor Instructor Training course… The students

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    The Beech Cafe is open every day from 10am, except Mondays.

    The Trails are open every day, dawn till dusk throughout the year.

    Tree Surfers activities, bike hire and tramper hire are now closed until February 2018. It will then be open at February half term and then every weekend and every school holiday, until November 2018.

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