The Tamar Community Trust has released details of their summer programme of volunteering opportunities and training days in the Tamar Valley.

Between now until the end of September, volunteers can help prune, tidy and maintain a number of areas throughout the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including the Tamar Trails near Gulworthy, Wacker Quay in the Lynher area and the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail. All tools, refreshments and lunch are provided.

Dave Readman, coordinator of the Valley Volunteer scheme, said: ‘We have a great team of dedicated volunteers who join us regularly to help out, but we’re always grateful for a few extra pairs of hands.

‘This year we have introduced a number of training days, as a way of giving something back to our volunteers, providing them with practical skills that they can use while working with us or elsewhere.’

Training days include scythe use and sharpening, strimmer use and maintenance, firewood splitting and stacking, summer tree identification, step building and fencing.

For details of the programme, or for further information, please contact Dave Readman, 07410 411440, [email protected], or visit and click on Events.