Friday, 24 September 2010

Healthy Options on Dartmoor

Do you often wish you were fitter?

Has your doctor suggested a little exercise?

Would you like to get outdoors more often?

When did you last go out into the countryside?

Now is the time to do it!

During the month of October you can try out running, cycling, healthy walking, volunteer tasks, nature ramble or Tai Chi in the beautiful surrounding of the Plym Valley. You can see all sorts of wildlife whilst getting healthy at the same time. We at National Trust have teamed up with Natural England, Running England, Stepping Stones to Nature and others to put together a proramme of tasters to show you how to get fit the fun way without the expensive gym membership. You can make new friends and you may even want to take up a new sport.

Keep watching this website next week for the days and times of the activities we have been planning.

For more information contact Steph Rodgers on 01752 341377.

Monday, 13 September 2010

A rare look inside the books at Saltram

On the 24th September Saltram House is opening its doors to the public for a rare look inside the books of the Library.
Usually the books are just masses of nameless spines to visitors, however this Library is rare as it is original to the house, each volume purchased by the Parker family throughout their tenure at Saltram. On the 24th these books will be taken from the shelves and we will show you some real gems.
The day will be led by the National Trust's Libraries Curator, Mark Purcell and members of Saltram's conservation team, there will be lunch included in the cost and opportunities to ask questions about your own collections.
The day will run from 10.30 - 4.00 and will include lunch in the Fennimore Room. The cost is £27.50 per person and it is a ticket-only event. Please call 01752 333503 for more information and booking.