During the next two weeks we will be walking along different sections of Drake’s Trail which you are sure to know was named after the famous Elizabethan sea-farer, Sir Francis Drake; this 21 mile cycling and walking route links Tavistock with Plymouth whilst skirting around the western edge of Dartmoor, but this route is just a small part of a
Once again we will be following part of the Discovery Trail but this time as it travels beside the River Tavy, one of the tributaries of the mighty Tamar. Both sides of this river are in Devon with Lopwell Dam linking the Bere Peninsula to the 6,000 acre Maristow Estate, their land rises from the Tavy Estuary to around 600
Gunnislake Railway Station has been at its current site for 25 years, as of the 6th June 2019. On that very day, Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership organised an afternoon of celebrations. They combined the event with the official unveiling of the mosaic of beautiful tiles on the platform walls. Local potter, Rosie Fierck conceived the theme of the tiles
Friday 24th May at 8.30pm
An evening walk to see and hear the bats living in the Tamar Valley
Book Essential – contact Ross Hanley: 01822 834773
Meet at Car Park at 8.30pm to share lifts to the start of the walk.
Wear appropriate footwear, warm clothing and bring a touch.
Dogs on leads welcome.
No charge but voluntary donations are welcome.
Today’s walk was not the one advertised in the current programme, it was changed due to NewBridge at Gunnislake being closed after its recent damage with no precise date for its re-opening, but as we now know, the bridge actually opened several days ago. Our numbers were down to just 18 this week probably due to the fact that it
Below information taken form Devon County Council Website – 17th April 2019. Newbridge at Gunnislake is on schedule to reopen by lunchtime on Good Friday (19 April). Repair work has been completed a week ahead of schedule and now teams are waiting for the lime mortar repairs to reach sufficient strength before they can reopen the bridge to traffic. Yesterday
Information from Cormac concerning the work to be undertaken on the collapsed wall next to Newbridge Hill between 22 April and July 2019: Last August 2018 the A390 at Gunnislake was closed for three days for the emergency stabilisation of a retaining wall. At the time, we received a lot of feedback from local residents and road users who were
Once again New Bridge at Gunnislake was closed due to an accident so it meant a long detour for our friends in Devon to reach Cotehele Quay for our weekly walk. However, a few made it and with the usual half a dozen away on their monthly walk, only twenty signed in this week at the exact same time that
It’s taken lots of hard gardening by the community in Gunnislake and now it’s nearly time for planting. A sloping bank on the A-road side of St Anne’s Church has been rescued from disuse, brambles and ivy to a new lease of life. With the help of church members and Gunnislake Community Matters volunteers, a community memorial garden is forming.
Below information taken from https://www.plymouthbus.co.uk/news-service-updates/gunnislake-bridge-damage-affecting-services-7979a/ – Wednesday 3rd April ** Update at 16.33 on 2nd April 2019: After an RTC we have been informed that due to structural damage Gunnislake Bridge will be closed for several days. From Wednesday 3rd April we will be operating an emergency timetable. More information will follow when we have a better idea on how long the closure
The active village group Gunnislake Community Matters has plans to be even busier and greener this summer. Details of their horticultural plans can be seen on the GCM information stall at the second St Piran’s Day Festival in the Village Hall on Saturday 2nd March. GCM has signed up for the Royal Horticultural Society’s It’s Your Neighbourhood scheme. It’s a
With the ever increasing work load upon us over the last year, we are looking for a NEW full time Motor Vehicle Technician to join the GG Team!! Covering all forms of Vehicle Maintenance and repair, Tyres, Air conditioning, Diagnostics and Various stages of Tuning. Using the latest diagnostic and Re-mapping equipment.5 Ramps in house and a good breakfast every
Tamar Valley TV is a new initiative aimed to promote local businesses through out the Tamar Valley. Launched by Stuart Bailey Media who are based in Gunnislake, the goal is to create an online video-based listings directory, which features businesses of all shapes, sizes and types and really shouts about all of the amazing products, talent, accommodation and things to
The bridge over the River Tamar will be closed for inspection and undergrowth removal from Tuesday 18th August 2018 to Friday 21st August, each day from 0930 until 1630.
WALL SUBSIDENCE, VEGETATION CLEARANCE, WATER PIPE REPAIRS The work on Newbridge Hill is likely to last a while. 31st October is the date on a very useful website: roadworks.org for the latest information. Commercial Street in the heart of the village will be closed from Tuesday 28th August to Saturday 1st September. That’s to provide a new water service. Newbridge
The team behind Gunnislake Village Hall have launched a crowdfunder campaign today to try and raise funds to renovate and improve the hallfor the benefit of the local community. Please take a look and donate if possible – there are some great rewards available to choose from, all generously donated by local businesses.
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The first ever Gunnislake St. Pirans Day Festival is fast approaching on Saturday March 3rd in the village hall, as announced by the front page of the East Cornwall Times today:
Photographs from the GLAD Pirate Panto, please click through to the article to access the link to the photographs.