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 at the scattered village of Yelverton just five miles north of Plymouth we wasted no time signing in and after a brief talk we were off on another of my favourite walks. Somewhere hereabouts Yelverton once had a railway station with a line looping around on its way across Dartmoor to Princetown as can be seen on the map
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
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 is Wednesday 1st May or May Day and is celebrated in many different ways throughout the world so before recounting how our walk turned out, I will just describe how here in Britain some people still dance around a maypole that is draped in ribbons which are then woven into complex patterns by the dancers just as they did in pagan times…. This
Driving down Luckett Hill on this bright morning, another of my favourite walks lie ahead, but I missed it last year due to a holiday so I was keen to re-acquaint myself with all there is to see. This is not one of our usual walks led by a trained Walk & Talk leader, but a walk that only occurs
The valley around Gunnislake is an important habitat for the endangered UK bat species, the Greater Horseshoe Bat. You can find out about this species, and other bat species in our valley at a free illustrated talk, given by Devon Wildlife Trust, at The Woodland Centre on Thursday 21 March from 7pm.
In 2017, as a part of the Devon Wildlife Trust Greater Horseshoe Bat Project (“the Bat Project”), and with support from the Tamar Valley AONB Sustainable Development Fund in 2017, Gunnislake Community Matters (“GCM”), put up 14 bat boxes and seeded a wildflower meadow at the bottom of the King George V Playing Field to encourage the insects upon which
GCM recently put bat boxes up in trees at the bottom of King George V playing field (Bealswood Road). We have now been invited to take part in a bat survey. Bat Surveys – This summer: “If you’d like to help us monitor an important GHB roost near Gunnislake then please get in contact with Ruth at the Devon Greater