Walking Tour of Bere Ferrers (Tavistock Branch)
Thu. 16 May 2024 at 2:00 pm
A walk around some of the historic sites in Bere Ferrers (AONB) with Clive Charlton.
Clive is well known as a senior lecturer in Geography at the University of Plymouth and has an infectious enthusiasm for anything related to the Bere peninsula, where he has lived for many decades. The walk will take approximately 2 hours and should be a gentle, leisurely stroll along the public highway ending at the Tamar Belle for a cream tea.
We expect highlights of the walk to include:
- Introduction to the ancient riverside mining town (river Tavy).
- The medieval church building dating from around 1290.
- The oldest stained-glass window in Devon (excluding Exeter cathedral).
- Cholera graves and commonwealth war graves.
- Medieval monuments and tombs of lords of the manor.
- Lady Shelley’s well and the war memorial.
- Memorial to the New Zealand soldiers killed in a tragic railway accident.
- The quay and beautiful riverside scenery.
- Cream tea at the Tamar Belle railway heritage centre.
Meet at Bere Ferrers Train Station (PL20 7JS) at 14:00 (limited free parking but other free parking is available nearby in Station Road).
Booking is required via the organiser – details below.