13 Feb Latest news from the Tamar Trails
Tree Surfers opens for Half Term
Get ready to test your limits and enjoy a natural high…Tree Surfers will be open for Half Term week from Saturday 11 February. This includes Tree Surfers Junior high ropes, aimed at children 4-12 years. Other activities including bike and Segway hire and archery will also be available daily.
Tree Surfers will then be open every weekend from 10am and every school holiday, until November.
Read family blogger Fiona Martin’s review of a recent day out at the Tamar Trails including Tree Surfers Junior here.
New running hub and Parkrun
Parkrun has launched at the Tamar Trails and takes place every Saturday at 9am. Runners of all abilities are welcome and the sessions are free.
Offering a fantastically different route for runners through the trees, up and down tracks and around remnants of the area’s mining heritage, this is both a great way to get fit and enjoy the AONB. It’s also an opportunity for the whole community to come together and socialise too, with runners invited to grab a post Parkrun coffee in the Beach Café.
Organiser Colin Kirk-Potter has also launched the Tamar Trail Runners. The group meets every Tuesday evening and Thursday morning, and welcomes people of any age and ability. Runners head out for approximately an hour around the woodland trails, whatever the weather, splitting into different sub-groups for those who want a more challenging run and those just starting out.
Colin’s new running hub retail outlet sells running clothes, shoes and accessories. Click here for more information on running at the Tamar Trails.
Cakes and craft at the Beech Café
Lisa Nickel and Colin Kirk-Potter have taken over the reins at the Beech Café at the Tamar Trails Centre.
Lisa is Tamar Valley born and bred with a passion for baking, crafting and the great outdoors. Combined with Colin’s running hub it didn’t take long to realise that between them, they had the necessary acumen to enhance the Beech Cafe’s already sound reputation of great coffee, local produce and homemade delights.
Both Lisa and Colin also know from experience that after a day out on the trails, whether on foot, bike or horse, there is no substitute for a slice of cake, homemade on the premises, washed down with a pot of tea or the delicious specialty coffees roasted by Origin Coffee of Helston.
Lisa has also launched a weekly ‘laugh and craft’ session on Wednesday mornings.
Winter opening times:
Tuesday to Friday 10am to 3pm
Saturday and Sunday and Half Term week 10am to 5pm
About Tamar Trails: Tree Surfers was launched in 2009 offering a tree canopy playground in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) aimed at teens and adults. The Tamar Trails Centre was officially opened on 28 March 2013, marking the final phase of a ten year long £7million partnership project championed by the Tamar Valley AONB. Visitors can enjoy the cafe, heritage centre, plus facilities and outdoor activities including tree surfing, zip wire, archery, walking, running, Segway and bike hire. In 2015 Tree Surfers Junior was launched, specifically geared at the under 12s.