The Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is hosting a trail festival and the Plymouth City Council’s Stepping Stones to Nature team has organised a walk along the Discovery trail.
The team has been working with youngsters from Mary Dean Primary School who have provided the words and pictures for an interpretation board at Tamerton Foliot Green which shows the route from Tamerton to Bere Ferrers including facts about nature and history.
The week-long festival has a section of the trail to walk each day. The first starts in Plymouth on Monday, October 24 at 10am.
The seven kilometre free guided walk starts at Tamerton Foliot, taking in open farmland, woodland, the banks of the River Tavy and Lopwell Dam. The walk finishes with a cream tea in Bere Ferrers.
Everyone is welcome and you don’t need a car. There is a regular bus service to Tamerton Foliot Green and people can return on the train along the scenic route from Bere Ferrers to Plymouth.
Booking is essential as numbers are limited. Accompanied children over seven years and dogs welcome. Call Zoe on 01752 307849 or email [email protected]
A range of events are taking place in the Tamar Valley during the week including hiking, mountain biking, shadow puppets, talks, workshops, a haunted dinner and night vision adventures. To find out more visit the Tamar Valley website or call 01822 835030.
Stepping Stones to Nature is a four-year project funded by Access to Nature (Natural England) supporting Plymouth residents to use natural spaces for health and well-being. Ten partner organisations are involved including the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, Dartmoor National Park Authority, Groundwork South West, the National Trust, Open Air Laboratories Network, Plymouth Public Health Development Unit, Tamar Valley AONB, and the University of Plymouth.
For more information visit check out Plymouth City Council’s conservation page.