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Tavistock Local Group

Tavistock Local Group organises a programme of walks, talks and other activities throughout the year for the West Devon area.  From guided talks to illustrated walks, and exciting visits to interesting locations, we are sure we have something to offer all nature and wildlife enthusiasts.

Sourton_Lake_from_hideThe nearest DWT nearest reserves to Tavistock are Sourton Quarry, offering an ideal habitat for greater and lesser horseshoe bats, and Warleigh Point, with a combination of woodland borderd by estuary which guarantees a plethora of wildlife including nuthatches.

Future events

February 13 - Urban peregrines
Tavistock at 8pm
Join this group for an illustrated talk by Nick Dixon about peregrines. To be held at the Parish Church Centre, Plymouth Road, Tavistock (next to Bedford Hotel).  Suggested donation £3 to include light refreshments.

February 16 - Birdwatching walk at Roadford Reservoir
Roadford Reservoir from 10am-1pm
Walk led by Tony John, local bird expert. Meet at car park to the main Roadford Dam Visitor Centre. Bring binoculars. Suggested donation £3.

Basking_shark_Paul_NaylorMarch 13 - The colourful lives of Britain’s marine animals
The Parish Church Centre, Plymouth Road, Tavistock (next to Bedford Hotel) at 8pm.  Join this group for an illustrated talk by Paul Naylor, underwater photographer.  Suggested donation £3 to include light refreshments.

April 10 - The beauty & fascination of Devon’s insects
Parish Church Centre, Plymouth Road, Tavistock (next to Bedford Hotel) at 8pm
Join this group for an illustrated talk by Dr Robin Wootton.  Suggested donation £3 to include light refreshments.

April 20 - Visit to Living Coasts
Meet at Living Coasts, The Harbourside, Beacon Quay, Torquay from 10.30am-3.30pm
See birds and animals of the coast at close quarters including feeding of penguins, seals and otters. Booking
essential by ringing Fran McMurray on 01822 613628.  Group rate: Adults £7.85, seniors £6.25, children (3-15yrs) £5.75 and under 3 yrs free. Picnic area and café.  

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