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27th May 2023

Whitchurch - A village ramble

 A walk around Whitchurch village looking at its history which extends from Norman times to the present day, noting its history, the buildings and the people that have given it its character. This 2 mile, 2 hour undulating walk does include some grass-covered, sloping areas. Appropriate footwear is essential. Meet at 2pm at Whitchurch parish church gate

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3rd June 2023

Discover Tavistock Walking Tour Heritage introduction

 Your perfect gentle overview of the colourful history and heritage of this 1,000-year-old World Heritage Site town. This 90 minute, predominantly flat walk over approximately 1 mile will take you on a journey through ten centuries, revealing Abbey and Churches, Mineral Mining and the Industrial Revolution, the building of the Canal and Railways and the influence of the Dukes of Bedford, which can be seen almost everywhere you look! Today the town retains much of its built heritage and prides itself on being England’s premier market town. All monies raised helps to support the running of the Tavistock Guildhall. Thank you for supporting us.

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10th June 2023

Discover Tavistock Walking Tour- Tavistock's Churches Past and Present

 The communities of Tavistock changed over the centuries and churches and chapels were built to support them. Some, along with those communities have disappeared while others remain constant in the streetscape. The walk traces the history of the religious buildings, their architecture and the people they supported. This 90 minute, predominantly flat, walk covers approximately 1 mile within Tavistock town centre

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17th June 2023

Discover Tavistock Walking Tour - Heritage Introduction

 Your perfect gentle overview of the colourful history and heritage of this 1,000-year-old World Heritage Site town. This 90 minute, predominantly flat walk over approximately 1 mile will take you on a journey through ten centuries, revealing Abbey and Churches, Mineral Mining and the Industrial Revolution, the building of the Canal and Railways and the influence of the Dukes of Bedford, which can be seen almost everywhere you look! Today the town retains much of its built heritage and prides itself on being England’s premier market town.

All monies raised helps to support the running of the Tavistock Guildhall. Thank you for supporting us.

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24th June 2023

Discover Tavistock Walking Tours - The Wharves

 The five wharves at the head of Tavistock Canal are, today, largely hidden from public view, but in the early nineteenth century they were major sites of activity for transporting minerals, ores and goods from the town to the River Tamar at Morwellham, and bringing essential supplies back to the town. This short, flat walk, lasting approximately 90 minutes, visits all five wharves and is based on archaeological and historical studies by Robert Waterhouse, which were published in 2017.

All monies raised helps to support the running of the Tavistock Guildhall. Thank you for supporting us.

1st July 2023

Discover Tavistock Walking Tour- Heritage Introduction

 Your perfect gentle overview of the colourful history and heritage of this 1,000-year-old World Heritage Site town. This 90 minute, predominantly flat walk over approximately 1 mile will take you on a journey through ten centuries, revealing Abbey and Churches, Mineral Mining and the Industrial Revolution, the building of the Canal and Railways and the influence of the Dukes of Bedford, which can be seen almost everywhere you look! Today the town retains much of its built heritage and prides itself on being England’s premier market town.

All monies raised helps to support the running of the Tavistock Guildhall. Thank you for supporting us.

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8th July 2023

Discover Tavistock Walking Tour - Heritage Introduction

 Your perfect gentle overview of the colourful history and heritage of this 1,000-year-old World Heritage Site town. This 90 minute, predominantly flat walk over approximately 1 mile will take you on a journey through ten centuries, revealing Abbey and Churches, Mineral Mining and the Industrial Revolution, the building of the Canal and Railways and the influence of the Dukes of Bedford, which can be seen almost everywhere you look! Today the town retains much of its built heritage and prides itself on being England’s premier market town.

All monies raised helps to support the running of the Tavistock Guildhall. Thank you for supporting us.

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16th July 2023

Tavistock Curiosities with Simon Dell - Walking tour

 Join Simon Dell on this enlightening and curious stroll looking at the oddities of Tavistock which have been either overlooked or puzzled upon by many for decades. Simon walked the beat as a local policeman over a period spanning four decades so had plenty of opportunity to find lost alleyways, little known abbey remains and curiosities hidden in plain sight! You are guaranteed to end this walk saying “Well, I didn’t know that!”.

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22nd July 2023

Discover Tavistock Walking Tour - Heritage Introduction

Your perfect gentle overview of the colourful history and heritage of this 1,000-year-old World Heritage Site town. This 90 minute, predominantly flat walk over approximately 1 mile will take you on a journey through ten centuries, revealing Abbey and Churches, Mineral Mining and the Industrial Revolution, the building of the Canal and Railways and the influence of the Dukes of Bedford, which can be seen almost everywhere you look! Today the town retains much of its built heritage and prides itself on being England’s premier market town.

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29th July 2023

Discover Tavistock Walking Tours - Lost Pubs and Breweries of Tavistock

 In the mid-19th century, at the height of the mining boom, Tavistock boasted two breweries and some 29 public houses, of which only five are trading in Tavistock town centre in 2023. This very popular 1 mile, 90 minute predominantly flat walk will identify past hostelries and breweries and explore their place in the rich history of Tavistock. The tour will end at one of the town’s late 19th century public house establishments, which will be open for the thirsty and curious.

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5th August 2023

Discover Tavistock Walking Tour - Heritage Introduction

Your perfect gentle overview of the colourful history and heritage of this 1,000-year-old World Heritage Site town. This 90 minute, predominantly flat walk over approximately 1 mile will take you on a journey through ten centuries, revealing Abbey and Churches, Mineral Mining and the Industrial Revolution, the building of the Canal and Railways and the influence of the Dukes of Bedford, which can be seen almost everywhere you look! Today the town retains much of its built heritage and prides itself on being England’s premier market town.

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12th August 2023

Discover Tavistock Walking Tour - Cemeteries and Burial Grounds

Tavistock has a long and rich history of Christian diversity which was reflected in the availability of at least 10 different official burial grounds over the centuries, of which only one remains in operation today. This 1 mile, 90 minute walk explores the available last resting places for Tavistock citizens since the establishment of Tavistock Abbey in 974 to the present day. This walk is predominantly flat, but does include some grass-covered, sloping areas. Appropriate footwear is essential.

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26th August 2023

Discover Tavistock Walking Tour - Heritage Introduction

 Your perfect gentle overview of the colourful history and heritage of this 1,000-year-old World Heritage Site town. This 90 minute, predominantly flat walk over approximately 1 mile will take you on a journey through ten centuries, revealing Abbey and Churches, Mineral Mining and the Industrial Revolution, the building of the Canal and Railways and the influence of the Dukes of Bedford, which can be seen almost everywhere you look! Today the town retains much of its built heritage and prides itself on being England’s premier market town.

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2nd September 2023

Discover Tavistock Walking Tour - Heritage Introduction

Your perfect gentle overview of the colourful history and heritage of this 1,000-year-old World Heritage Site town. This 90 minute, predominantly flat walk over approximately 1 mile will take you on a journey through ten centuries, revealing Abbey and Churches, Mineral Mining and the Industrial Revolution, the building of the Canal and Railways and the influence of the Dukes of Bedford, which can be seen almost everywhere you look! Today the town retains much of its built heritage and prides itself on being England’s premier market town.

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23rd September 2023

Discover Tavistock Walking Tour - Heritage Introduction

 Your perfect gentle overview of the colourful history and heritage of this 1,000-year-old World Heritage Site town. This 90 minute, predominantly flat walk over approximately 1 mile will take you on a journey through ten centuries, revealing Abbey and Churches, Mineral Mining and the Industrial Revolution, the building of the Canal and Railways and the influence of the Dukes of Bedford, which can be seen almost everywhere you look! Today the town retains much of its built heritage and prides itself on being England’s premier market town.

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30th September 2023

Discover Tavistock Walking Tour - The Canal

 This flat walk guides you along the entire accessible route of the picturesque Tavistock Canal, from its source at Abbey Weir around 2.5 miles to Lumburn, where the canal originally branched off to the slate quarry at Mill Hill. En-route we will discover the role of the canal in developing the prosperity of Tavistock in the 19th century. We will also pass the birthplace of Sir Francis Drake, and may even spot the resident kingfisher! This walk will take about 3 hours and is approximately 5 miles long – please wear suitable footwear and be prepared for whatever the weather throws at us!

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7th October 2023

Discover Tavistock Walking Tour - Heritage Introduction

 Your perfect gentle overview of the colourful history and heritage of this 1,000-year-old World Heritage Site town. This 90 minute, predominantly flat walk over approximately 1 mile will take you on a journey through ten centuries, revealing Abbey and Churches, Mineral Mining and the Industrial Revolution, the building of the Canal and Railways and the influence of the Dukes of Bedford, which can be seen almost everywhere you look! Today the town retains much of its built heritage and prides itself on being England’s premier market town.

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14th October 2023

Discover Tavistock Walking Tour - Heritage Introduction

 Your perfect gentle overview of the colourful history and heritage of this 1,000-year-old World Heritage Site town. This 90 minute, predominantly flat walk over approximately 1 mile will take you on a journey through ten centuries, revealing Abbey and Churches, Mineral Mining and the Industrial Revolution, the building of the Canal and Railways and the influence of the Dukes of Bedford, which can be seen almost everywhere you look! Today the town retains much of its built heritage and prides itself on being England’s premier market town.

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21st October 2023

Tavistock At Twilight - Walking Tour

 Join local guide Simon Dell for this intriguing evening stroll looking at the darker side of Tavistock which he patrolled as a police officer on many dark winter evenings. Murder, suicide and other dastardly occurrences will be discussed on our walk. Not for the faint hearted. Meet at 7.30pm in Guildhall Square.

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28th October 2023

Discover Tavistock Walking Tour - Heritage Introduction

 Your perfect gentle overview of the colourful history and heritage of this 1,000-year-old World Heritage Site town. This 90 minute, predominantly flat walk over approximately 1 mile will take you on a journey through ten centuries, revealing Abbey and Churches, Mineral Mining and the Industrial Revolution, the building of the Canal and Railways and the influence of the Dukes of Bedford, which can be seen almost everywhere you look! Today the town retains much of its built heritage and prides itself on being England’s premier market town.

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