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Trust10 Coleton Fishacre

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Coleton Fishacre visitor car park

Welcome to a Trust10 trail run route, part of the National Trusts trail running initiative, http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/try-a-trust10-trail-run This route is open during normal visitor opening hours and you will enjoy fantastic views from the South West Coast Path, as well as enjoying the beautiful Coleton Fishacre garden. Our route is 5k, so to complete the Trust10 (T10) you will get the opportunity to check out what you missed from the first time around. If you come with family and friends, they can enjoy everything else Coleton has to offer https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coleton-fishacre (admission charges apply for non members) or maybe just relax and enjoy the coffee and cake.

Please note:

The layout and usage of the marked 3-2-1 running routes is the responsibility of the local authority or further education establishment that purchases the route marking signs and usual health and safety and duty of care considerations should be followed in laying out open, even-surfaced, easy-to-follow, safe, accurate, well lit routes at all times – with the landowner’s permission. RunTogether will not provide materials with which to attach the markers.

COLETON FISHACRE

Details

An early C20 Arts and Crafts garden comprising formal terraces around a house built in 1925-6 to the design of Oswald Milne, in a coastal valley which has been developed as informal gardens with rare and tender trees and shrubs from early C20 designs by Edward White.
HISTORIC DEVELOPMENT
Coleton Fishacre was marginal agricultural land and woodland associated with Coleton Farm until it was acquired by Rupert and Lady Dorothy D’Oyle Carte in 1923-4. The site was quickly developed as a coastal residence reflecting the new recreational interests of the period, with facilities including a bathing shelter, sun-bathing platform, sea-water swimming pool and yacht landing stage in Pudcombe Cove, which formed the southern boundary of the site.
A new drive into the combe was constructed to the east of Coleton Farm in early 1925, while the house was started in May 1925 and was completed in June 1926. As construction took place, existing areas of woodland on the north, north-west and south-west sides of the combe were developed as shelter belts, with new planting comprising mainly Monterey pine and ilex oak. The terraces to the south of the house, the Rill Garden to the west, and the gazebo to the south-east are contemporary with the house and are attributed to Oswald Milne, while the shelter belts and disposition of the valley garden were planned by Edward White. Subsequent development of the garden and the introduction of the rare and tender trees and shrubs which now characterise it was undertaken by Rupert D’Oyle Carte and Lady Dorothy from 1926 until their separation in 1937; their planting is recorded in a series of garden notebooks. Rupert D’Oyle Carte continued to live at Coleton Fishacre until his death in 1948, but the gardens suffered from a degree of neglect during the Second World War when the staff was reduced from eight to one. In 1949 the estate was sold to Rowland Smith, a motor dealer from Hampstead, who occupied the house until his death in 1979. During Smith’s ownership the site was rarely open; he sought privacy and aimed to keep the garden as little changed as possible. Despite this policy, by the 1970s the garden was becoming overcrowded and in need of renovation, while much of the lower valley garden was used as an enclosure for Jacob sheep.
The estate was purchased by the National Trust from Rowland Smith’s heirs in 1982. Initial reclamation and renovation was undertaken in 1983-5 by the National Trust’s head gardeners, Dick and Jane Taylor, and has been continued more recently by David Mason. The National Trust has sought to consolidate the original early and mid C20 planting, while introducing new planting in keeping with Lady Dorothy’s interest in semi-tender plants.
DESCRIPTION
LOCATION, AREA, BOUNDARIES, LANDFORM, SETTING Coleton Fishacre is located 2km east-south-east of Kingswear and 0.5km south-east of the hamlet of Kingston. The 8ha site is principally enclosed by timber and wire fences screened by evergreen shelter planting to the north, east and south. The site occupies a coastal combe formed by a stream flowing south-east to the cliffs surrounding Pudcombe Cove, which formed the original south boundary of the garden. The late C20 south boundary is set back c 50m from the coast and late C20 coastal footpath, although access is maintained between the garden and the Cove. The rocky headlands east and west of Pudcombe Cove and Blackstone Rocks and the Mew Stone outside the bay are significant in view from the garden.
ENTRANCES AND APPROACHES The site is approached from a minor road 0.5km south of Kingston and 1km north-east of Brownstone. Entered through wooden gates supported on cylindrical stone piers flanked by curved stone wing walls and six wind-blown pines, the tarmac drive descends for c 200m between mown verges and clipped hawthorn hedges revealing wide views south to the sea before passing to the east of Coleton Farm. Adjacent to the farm the drive is enclosed by fuchsia hedges with a mature beech marking an old field boundary to the south-east framing a view to the sea. Beyond the farm, the drive is fenced to the east revealing meadows, while to the west it is enclosed by ornamental trees and shrubs. Descending south for a further 100m the drive turns south-east for c 200m before reaching a simple timber gate which marks the entrance to the gardens around the house. Flanked by mown grass to the north and south, the drive continues past the chauffeur’s cottage and garages on the south, beyond which lies the late C20 car park. Enclosed to the north by horse chestnuts along a fenced boundary, and a group of ornamental cherries to the south-east, the drive approaches a walled carriage court to the north-west of the house. Stone gate piers with simple ball finials mark the entrance to the court which is paved with radiating granite sets. The walls of the house are planted with climbers, and the inner walls of the carriage court are also planted with figs and other tender shrubs. An arched entry at the north end of the entrance facade leads to the service yard behind the east wing.
PRINCIPAL BUILDING Described by Country Life in 1930 as an important example of a modern country house, Coleton Fishacre (listed grade II) was built in 1925-6 to the design of Oswald Milne, a pupil of Edwin Lutyens. The house is low and set into the hillside for shelter, and through its plan and details harmonises with its setting. Constructed of slate rubble quarried on site under a Delabole slate roof, the house has an asymmetrical Y plan with south-west and north-east wings enclosing the carriage court, and south-west and a longer east wing enclosing terraces to the south. The east wing has a semicircular two-storey bay with a conical roof, while the south-west wing has a carved stone panel sundial by H W Palliser at first-floor level. There is a single-storey and attic wing set back at the east end of the east wing which has an open loggia at ground-floor level. The entrance facade has a two-storey three-sided porch with a hipped roof set in the obtuse angle between the north-east and south-west wings. Vernacular inspired Arts and Crafts details appear throughout the house, and the library contains an overmantel wind map painted by Spencer Hoffman in 1927 which shows the site within its coastal setting.
GARDENS AND PLEASURE GROUNDS Below the south facade two terraces retained by slate rubble walls were designed by Milne to provide an architectural setting for the house and as a vantage point for views over the valley garden, and, at the time of construction, for views to the sea. The upper terrace comprises a lower section of c 10m to the south-west, and a higher section c 20m in length to the east, linked by stone steps. Each section has a stone-flagged walk between panels of mown grass. Borders below the house walls are planted with tender herbaceous plants, shrubs and climbers, and a mature leptospermum grows in the flagged walk as shown in photographs published by Country Life in 1930. Semicircular stone steps at the south-west end of the upper terrace lead to a lower terrace where a grass walk is bordered by herbaceous plants to the north and dierama on the south or outer side. The walk turns north-east and then east, echoing the plan of the house, with corners and changes in direction marked on the outer side by staddle stones. Approximately 5m from the west end of the east section of the lower terrace, a half-domed niche backs a semicircular stone-edged pool, and shelters a stone carving of an otter by Bridget McCrum which replaces a similar early C20 statue by H W Palliser. The lower terrace connects to the east with the Bowling Green Lawn, a rectangular terrace enclosed to the north by a planted drystone wall, bank and shelter planting, and to the east by shrubs including myrtle. Similar shrubs grow below the terrace wall to the south, sheltering the lawn. Stone steps at the centre of the west side of the lawn rise to the upper terrace and a broad paved area in front of the open loggia at the east end of the house. Stone steps at the south-west corner of the Bowling Green descend to an area of lawn which slopes down to the principal walk and stream which run through the valley garden. The lawn is planted with specimen trees including a liriodendron planted in 1926, while against the retaining wall of the lower terrace a deep border is planted with herbaceous and tender plants in predominantly warm colours. A rectangular pool is fed from the pool on the terrace above, and monumental stone buttresses punctuate the flanking borders. An early C20 rill connecting the rectangular pool with the stream has been removed, and views from the terraces over the valley garden to the sea which were illustrated by Country Life in 1930 have been lost through tree growth in the valley.
The Gazebo Walk leads south-south-east from the east end of the Bowling Green with Mediterranean foliage plants on a bank below shelter planting to the north. Gradually turning south-east, the gently sloping grass walk reveals a pentagonal stone-paved gazebo which frames a dramatic view of the sea and the Mew Stone. Square stone piers support timber beams covered with vines and wisteria, and low stone parapet walls back timber seats. Views back to the house photographed in 1930 (CL) have been lost due to the growth of trees and conifers on the slope below the Gazebo Walk. To the north of the Gazebo Walk a minor path leads north-east through early C20 shelter planting to Paddock Wood, an area of late C20 shelter planting which replaces early C20 trees lost through storm damage. The walk continues east to reach a long series of steps which follows the eastern boundary of the garden south to join the principal walk c 350m south-east of the house. Beyond the gazebo, a series of grass walks lead east and south-east along the north side of the valley through ornamental trees and shrubs. Below the gazebo, the quarry from which the stone for the house was removed has been planted with Agapanthus, Phormium, heaths and a fig tree.
The principal walk running through the valley leaves the drive to the north-west of the carriage court. To the south a broad, stone-flagged walk, The Seemly Terrace, is planted with foliage plants and leads to a flight of circular stone steps which descends to the Rill Garden below the west side of the house. Enclosed by stone walls c 2m high, the Rill Garden was originally planned as a rose garden, but now (1998) contains four beds planted with semi-tender plants, together with tender shrubs and climbers on the walls. A canalised stream flows in a deep stone-kerbed channel from a cistern and pool at the north-west end of the garden, through a series of shallow cascades and a circular pool with a concave stone rim. Continuing south-east through a similar short length of canal, the stream emerges from the Rill Garden between a pair of square stone piers, descending in a cascade to a natural stream and pool below the house and lawn. Circular stone gate piers flank entrances to a stone-flagged walk which traverses the Rill Garden near its narrower south-east end, leading to a series of mown grass walks which form terraces planted with ornamental trees and shrubs on the south side of the valley. The upper walks afford views across the valley garden to the house, and after c 120m reach a rocky outcrop, Newfoundland, near the southern boundary of the garden. Steps descend to the stream, passing the exposed roots of a mature beech which pre-dates the construction of the garden.
The principal walk follows the course of the stream along the north side of the valley, passing pools immediately below the house and c 100m south-east. Beyond the lawn below the terraces the walk passes through a series of glades with planting including bamboo, rhododendrons and rare specimen trees and shrubs. After c 200m the planting recedes and the walk passes through an open area of mown grass which slopes up to the north. Today (1998) the walk crosses the stream on a timber bridge and continues south to the timber gate which gives access to the coastal footpath. The stream to the east of the walk is planted with tree ferns and shrubs including camellias and hydrangeas; to the west an open grass glade is enclosed to the north and west by pines and shelter planting.
KITCHEN GARDEN The site has never had a kitchen garden. The late C20 car park 150m west of the house is planted as an orchard of Devon cider apple varieties which replaces an orchard shown in this location in 1938.
OTHER LAND Turning south c 300m south-east of the house, the principal walk leaves its original course, which continued south-east beyond the late C20 garden boundary to the headland east of Pudcombe Cove, where there was an early C20 viewpoint. This area remains within the registered boundary. Today (1998) the principal walk continues beyond the late C20 garden boundary on the west side of the stream which is bordered by hydrangeas and fuchsias as it passes through early C20 shelter planting of ilex oak and pine to reach the cliffs above Pudcombe Cove. A steep concrete path descends the cliff face which is planted with pyracantha and fuchsia, to steps which lead to an early C20 concrete bathing pavilion faced with sea-smoothed stones, a concrete sun-bathing platform and sea-water swimming pool.

The Builder, (17 June 1927), p 966 Country Life, 67 (31 May 1930), pp 782-9; 181 (26 February 1987), pp 78-80 G C Taylor, The Modern Garden (2nd edn 1937), p 39 The Garden 3, ii (February 1986), pp 55-61; 120, viii (August 1995), pp 500-7 B Cherry and N Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Devon (1989), p 525 P Ottewill, The Edwardian Garden (1989), p 130 Coleton Fishacre Garden Guide, guidebook, (National Trust 1996)
Maps OS 6″ to 1 mile: 1st edition surveyed 1864(87, published 1889 1938 edition OS 25″ to 1 mile: 1st edition surveyed 1862, published 1864 2nd edition revised 1904, published 1906
Archival items Garden notebooks c 1925-37, (National Trust Collection)
Description written: September 1998 Amended: May 1999; May 2000 Register Inspector: JML Edited: July 2000

Eating at Coleton Fishacre

On the menu

Choose from a range of seasonal light and main meals, including sanwiches, soup, one-pot meals, a main dish of the day and more. There is a healthy children’s meal-deal for your little-ones, and colouring in activity sheets to keep them entertained. The cakes and Devon cream teas are not to be missed and hot and cold drinks may be enjoyed in the café or prepared in take-away cups so that you can sip as you explore the garden.

Dine in style

The Art Deco inspired building with Lloyd Loom furniture is light and airy, with doors that can be thrown open in summer, and an outside seating area with a retractable roof so that you can enjoy the best of the weather.

The majority of the outside seating is non-smoking, to ensure that you enjoy your meal to full.

Award winning

At the English Riviera and South Devon Tourism and Hospitality Awards 2014, Café Coleton received the silver award for best tea room in the Taste of South Devon – Fine Dining Award category.

Picnics

You’re welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden and picnic tables around the car park. We request that the outside seating at the café is used only for food and drinks purchased onsite.

Exquisite gardens.. Shame about the cafe – Coleton Fishacre

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Dartmouth Academy – Primary Art Exhibition
Monday 1st July 2013 to Sunday 14th July 2013

Dartmouth Academy – Primary Art Exhibition at The Flavel
1st – 14th July
Pupils from Dartmouth Academy’s Year 1 to Year 6 will be displaying artwork that they have been producting throughout the year.
Examples from their work on Dartmouth in Bloom competition, the Dart Harbour Awards and other activities will be displayed.
You are invited to a private view on Tuesday 2nd July 6pm – 7pm at The Flavel

Applique Workshop – Make a Phone Cover at Made It
Tuesday 2nd July 2013

Applique Workshop – Make a Phone Cover at Made It
Tuesday 2nd July
Make a fab & funky applique phone cover in this morning workshop.
10.30am – 12.30pm
£20 plus materials
To Book; Ring 01803 834813 or email [email protected]

Lampshade Making Workshop at Made It
Wednesday 3rd July 2013

Lampshade Making Workshop at Made It on Smith Street
Wednesday 3rd July
Brighten up your home with a homemade piece….Join Yvonne for a fab workshop to make our very own stylish lampshade.
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Festival of The Sea – Brixham
Wednesday 3rd July 2013 to Sunday 14th July 2013

Festival Of The Sea, Brixham
3rd – 14th July
Centred on the famous All Saints Church which keeps a loving vigil over the busy harbour and fishing port, it is a celebration and colourful display of Brixham’s fishing heritage and culture, with nets, fishing gear and unique collection of trawler flags. Art exhibition and sale.
All Saints Church made famous by the Rev Francis Henry Lyte who wrote the emotive hymn ‘Abide With Me’, is filled with maritime memorabilia, flags of all colours and will resonate to the sound of hymns and possibly sea shanties in the wonderful event.
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Coleton Fishacre Jazz Club
Friday 5th July 2013

Coleton Fishacre Jazz Club
Friday 5th July, 7pm – 9.30pm
Join us on the first Friday of every month for a relaxing evening with friends. Enjoying a delicious two course supper accompanied by local jazz trio Art Deco Music…
The classic tunes and elegant performance is in perfect keeping with the Art Deco elegance of Coleton Fishacre, where the Jazz era is still swinging!
More Information: Coleton Fishacre, 01803 842382, [email protected]
Booking Essential
All Tickets £28
Please wear smart casual attire.
After parking in the main visitor car park please proceed through visitor reception to Cafe Coleton.
Children aged 12 and over are welcome.
Please bring a torch for additional lighting to and from the car park.
Also held on; Friday 2nd August & Friday 6th September

When the Boats Come In… South Devon AONB
Friday 5th July 2013

When the Boats Come In…South Devon AONB
5th July
South Devon AONB – Get up early and see the day’s catch being auctioned off at Brixham fish market with Rick Smith, from Brixham Trawler Agents. Enjoy a hot breakfast as the sun comes up at the Shipmates Cafe.
Booking essential call 01803 861384.
Adults £7.50, child £5.50.
6am – 8am, meet at Entrance, New Fish Quay, Brixham TQ5 8AW

Sax Appeal at Blackpool Sands – Children’s Hospice South West Fundraiser
Friday 5th July 2013

Charity Fund Raiser – Sax Appeal at Blackpool Sands
Friday 5th July, 7pm
The fantastic Sax Appeal at The Venus Cafe, Blackpool Sands.
Tickets £16.50 (includes organic buffet supper).
Tickets available from No 11 Clothing & The Flavel Box Office.
All proceeds to Children’s hospice South West
Tel: 07803 250981

Sharpham Estate Summer Open Weekend
Saturday 6th July 2013 to Sunday 7th July 2013

Sharpham Estate Summer Open Weekend
6th – 7th July
Join us in Sharpham House and grounds – visit the Vineyard, Winery, Farms, Walled Garden and Woodlands. Crafts, music, swimming pool, activities, walks, local produce and stunning views.
Free Bob the Bus service will run all day from Totnes. Cafe & refreshments on site. No dogs please. Small charges for some activities/workshops.

South Devon Sea Shanty Festival
Saturday 6th July 2013 to Sunday 7th July 2013

South Devon Sea Shanty Festival
Dartmouth and Teignmouth
The South Devon Sea Shanty Festival will be taking place on the 6th and 7th July 2013 in the seaside towns of Dartmouth and Teignmouth.
Sea Shanties are traditional maritime work songs. Enjoy watching the different crews perform these rousing and entertaining songs against the backdrop of beautiful seaside locations.
Visitors to Dartmouth and Teignmouth will be able to enjoy these rousing and entertaining traditional maritime work songs being performed against the backdrop of beautiful seaside locations.
The festival will be taking place on the 6th of July in Dartmouth and the 7th of July in Teignmouth between 11am and 4pm.
In Dartmouth performances will be staged on the Bandstand in Royal Avenue Gardens, at The Royal Castle Hotel and onboard some of the wonderful river cruises run by The Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company.
Performances in Teignmouth will take place throughout the day at The Triangle, outside The Ship Inn on the back beach, within the Oystercatcher Cafe and the Riviera Cafe Bar on the seafront.
Crews performing at the Festival are Exmouth Shanty Men, Falmouth Shout, Flash Jack, Mariners Away, Stamp & Go, Tavy Tars, The Nauti Buoys and the Wareham Whalers.
The Festival in Dartmouth coincides with the Dartmouth Classics Weekend, which brings together the opening weekend of the Classic Channel Regatta and the Old Gaffers Association Annual Race. The weekend’s sailing will start at 10.30 on the 6th July with a parade of sail of all the competing boats, around 100, out of Dartmouth harbour. Performances from the crews will accompany this visually wonderful parade as it leaves the town.
These engaging performances will be open to all and free to attend and will be taking place in both outdoor and indoor venues.

Dartmouth Classics Weekend
Saturday 6th July 2013 to Sunday 7th July 2013

Dartmouth Classics Weekend
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th July
Classic and traditional boats of all rigs and ages are welcome to this weekend of friendly racing and social events with a parade of sail on Saturday morning.
There will be racing on both sides for all rigs and a cruising programme for those not so keen to race.
Dartmouth Classics brings together the first weekend of the Classic Channel Regatta and the 50th Jubilee Race of the Devon Old Gaffers Association.
Come and join this great weekend – full information at: www.dartmouthclassics.org.uk

Button & Wire Rings Workshop at Made It
Saturday 6th July 2013

Button & Wire Rings Workshop at Made It on Smith Street
Saturday 6th July
Make some bright & fabulous wire rings with Yvonne’s brilliant selection of buttons.
10.30am – 12pm
£10 plus materials
To Book; Ring 01803 834813 or email [email protected]

Visiting Ship – Sea Cloud II
Wednesday 10th July 2013

Visiting Ship – Sea Cloud II
Dart Harbour is fast becoming a very popular port of call for cruise ships and luxury yachts. Many return, year after year.
Sea Cloud II – Length Overall 117 meters. ETA 0730 ETD 1330
With its glorious backdrop of the South Devon countryside, an ancient town whose long and illustrious history is gloriously flaunted in magnificent buildings set among narrow streets, friendly locals and welcoming harbour staff, Dart Harbour is fast becoming a very popular port of call for many cruise ships and luxury yachts. Visiting Ship information is subject to change at short notice. Please check with the Dart Harbour Authority for up to date details.
Also visiting on 02/08/2013

Garden Workshops at Coleton Fishacre
Wednesday 10th July 2013

Garden Workshops at Coleton Fishacre
Wednesday 10th July, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Join Coleton’s expert gardeners for tips on how to keep your garden looking tip-top at these workshops.
In July the gardeners will be covering herbaceous borders ‘ setting up, choice of plants and maintenance. In September they will help you get ready for Autumn by explaining and demonstrating turf care and autumn work on the borders.
More Information: Coleton Fishacre, 01803 842382, [email protected]
Booking Essential, Tickets £10
Normal Admission Charges Apply
Please meet at Coleton Fishacre Visitor Reception
Assistance Dogs only are welcome
Also takes place on Thursday 26th September

Brixham Fish Market Tours
Wednesday 10th July 2013

Brixham Fish Market Tours 2013
Does your fish eating experience extend to just cod, haddock, salmon and mackerel? Then the Brixham Fish Market tour is for you, where you’ll see over 40 different types of fish at the auctions.
More than £25 million of fish is landed, bought and sold in Brixham and then delivered to many of the top restaurants across the nation and indeed abroad to our European neighbours.

Come along and see the exciting auctions in action, as featured in the recent Sky Atlantic series ‘Fish Town’. You will be guided around by Rick Smith, head of Brixham Trawler Agents, who has decades of experience in the fish trade.
After the tour you will then head to the nearby Fishermen’s Mission for a delicious full English breakfast.
Booking is essential as places are limited.
Unfortunately children under 14 cannot be accommodated.
Charge £8.00 to include Breakfast and a donation to the Fishermans Mission R.N.M.D.S.F.
Tours usually start at 7am (time to be confirmed upon booking)
Telephone 07410617931
Brixham Fish Market
The Quay
Brixham
TQ5 8AW
Tel: 07410 617931
Tours also on;
24/07/2013
07/08/2013
21/08/2013
04/09/2013
18/09/2013
02/10/2013

Dartmouth Farmers Market
Saturday 13th July 2013

Dartmouth Farmers Market
Old Market Square 9am – 1pm
Held on the second Saturday of each month. Pop along & support your local producers (including our egg man!) and buy local, fresh top quality food & plants.
An initiative of the South Hams Agricultural Forum and supported by South Hams District Council

Solar Event at Occombe Farm
Saturday 20th July 2013

Solar Event at Occombe Farm
Saturday 20th July
Join Chris Proctor to observe our nearest star using special telescopes to see sunspots, solar prominences and maybe even a solar flare! You will also learn how to observe the Sun safely at home and use the internet to access the latest images from professional observatories and satelites.
If cloudy there will be a short talk followed by an online observing session.
Meet at Occombe Farm Visitors Centre
10am – 12pm
£7.50 per person (includes a hot drink)
Booking essential, call 01803 520022

Totnes Good Food Market
Sunday 21st July 2013

The Totnes Good Food Market is held on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 10am to 3pm. Now in it’s third year, the market is the biggest monthly producers & farmers market in the Westcountry.
Regularly attracting over 50 fine food traders each month, the Totnes Good Food Sunday market has become the biggest fine food and drink market in Devon and is rapidly becoming the largest in the South West.
Totnes Good Food Sunday is now officially the best. Food lovers from all over the region voted for the market in the Annual Devon Life Food & Drinks Awards and at a ceremony held at Sandy Park, Exeter the title of ‘Best Farmers Market in Devon’ was awarded to the TGFS.
Launched in June 2010 with just over twenty producers, the market has grown month by month both in reputation and popularity. It attracts food lovers from all over the region, with three-quarters of its traders coming from within a 30 mile radius of Totnes. The market has also been award-nominated and warranted mentions in local and national newspapers and magazines.

Bingo for Dartmouth Indoor Pool
Monday 22nd July 2013

Bingo for Dartmouth Indoor Pool
Monday 22nd July, Townstall Community Hall
Join the Bingo ladies up at the Community Hall in Townstall for a fun night of Bingo, with proceeds going towards the fundraising efforts of Dartmouth Indoor Pool.
There are cash prizes, refreshments (including Yvonne’s yummy cakes!) and a raffle.
It’s £5 for your book of bingo tickets and doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start.
See you there…………

Fundraising Afternoon Tea at Alf’s for Dartmouth Indoor Pool
Wednesday 24th July 2013

Fundraising Afternoon Tea at Alf’s for Dartmouth Indoor Pool
Wednesday 24th July, 3pm – 6pm
Join us for a fabulous Afternoon Tea with scones, homemade cakes and sandwiches.
All the money that we take will go towards the fundraising efforts for the Dartmouth Indoor Pool, our charity of the year.

Berry Head Bat Walk
Friday 26th July 2013

Berry Head Bat Walk
Friday 26th July
A unique opportunity to see the rare Greater Horseshoe bats at Berry Head. You will begin by observing the bats in their roost using the Visitor Centre camera. Then you will take a walk, looking at how the cows help to feed the bats, before watching the spectacle of the bats emerging from their roost – tuning in with bat detectors to hear their calls.
Meet at Berry Head Visitor Centre
8.30pm – 10pm
Adults £5, Children £3.50
Booking essential on 01803 520022

Meet the Farm Animals at Occombe Farm
Friday 26th July 2013

Meet the Farm Animals at Occombe Farm
Friday 26th July
Get up close to the animals and help the rangers feed and care for the animals. In this session, you will help feed the chickens, ducks and alpacas and help the rangers lead the friendly goats on a walk around the orchard.
Then get stuck in with farmyard crafts in the yurt! Parents will need to accompany children on this visit.
Meet at Occombe Farm Visitor Centre
10am – 12pm or 2pm – 4pm
£5 per child
Booking essential on 01803 520022, places limited
Wear suitable outdoor clothing and welly boots

Big Bug Hunt at Overbeck’s
Saturday 27th July 2013 to Sunday 28th July 2013

Big Bug Hunt at Overbeck’s
27th & 28th July, 11:00am to 4:00pm
Price: Child £3
Join the National Trust Rangers to hunt the beautiful grounds of Overbeck’s Garden on the Salcombe Estuary for bugs and beasties. Also discover the weird and wonderful creatures hiding in the pond.
Booking Not Needed
Normal Admission Charges Apply
Suitable for Groups
Outdoors clothing and footwear
The staff at the reception will direct you to the meeting place
Assistance Dogs only are welcome
Great for children

Totnes & District Agricultural Show
Sunday 28th July 2013

Totnes and District Agricultural Show
Sunday 28th July
Gates open to the public at 8.30am
Totnes show is over 90 years old and is one of the biggest one day shows in the country. Inaugurated by the local farming and town communities, the show has certainly moved with the times, but one of its aims still is to represent life in the wonderful South Hams. Every year we attract thousands of visitors, young and old and there is something for all of them.
We have exciting demonstrations, displays and parades in the Main Ring. (Awaiting further details).
Amongst a whole host of other things, there’s a Home & Handicrafts marquee, Craft Tent, Food Hall and a large Trade Stands section offering a wide choice of goods and services. So come and join us for a great day out on the last Sunday in July.

Town Crier Competition
Sunday 28th July 2013

Dartmouth Town Crier Competition
The Bandstand, Royal Avenue Gardens
Sunday 28th July, 11am – 1.30pm
Town Criers’ competition on the Bandstand, Dartmouth.
Fantastic Fun!!!

The Mikado at Coleton Fishacre
Tuesday 30th July 2013

The Mikado at Coleton Fishacre
Tuesday 30 July, 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Price: Adult £15 (16 and over), Child £0 (Under 3), Child £10 (3 – 15)
This wonderful comic opera, although set in Japan, is very much a parody of British politics, institutions and public life – and although written in the 19th century is surprisingly relevant in the 21st! It gets the complete Illyria treatment in the beautiful setting of Coleton Fishacre garden.
More Information: Coleton Fishacre, 01803 842382, [email protected]
Booking Essential
Suitable for Groups
Please bring any blankets or low backed furniture you may require and don’t forget to wrap up warm as temperatures may drop during the performance.
Meet at the box office on the bowling green lawn.
Assistance Dogs only are welcome
Children welcome
There will be a BBQ selling food from 6pm in the gardens. Please bear in mind when booking that the performance will go ahead even if the Heavens open – please bring a brolly or a rain mac along.

Laundry Day at Coleton Fishacre
Tuesday 30th July 2013

Laundry Day at Coleton Fishacre
Tuesday 30th July, 11am – 3pm
Come into the laundry and get some hands-on experience of the work of a 1930s laundry maid!
Join us at Coleton Fishacre’s newly opened laundry to experience life as a 1930s laundry maid! Have a go washing linen from the period using a washing dolly, washboard and mangle, with the expert supervision of our knowledgeable volunteers.
More Information: Heather Ball, 01803 753014, [email protected]
Booking Not Needed 01803 842382
Normal Admission Charges Apply
Wear clothes you don’t mind getting a bit soapy, although aprons will be provided.
Meet in the newly opened Laundry Room in Coleton Fishacre house.
Children welcome.
This is a free drop in session.
Also takes place on;
Tuesday 6th August
Tuesday 13th August
Tuesday 20th August
Tuesday 27th August

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