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Hop on the train from Plymouth to Bere Ferrers on Saturday 25th March to enjoy the spring colours of the Tamar Valley at the village’s annual spring flower show and craft fair.
Bere Ferrers Social Club, 1pm – 4.30pm
The fair will include paintings, glass blowing, lacemaking, quilting and embroidery, jewellery, pottery, fused glass, wood crafts and more. Bar, light lunches & refreshment. Free admission.
Church Hall, 1.30pm – 5pm
Organisers promise “masses of magnificent daffodils, in all their colourful variety” as well as many other Spring blossoms and plants, including camellias, tulips, primulas, fritillaries and grape hyacinths, plus garden produce, photographs and lots of delicious entries in the home produce section. £1 entry for adults (free for kids).
Why not make a day of it and set off on a scenic countryside walk through Bere Ferrers with great views of the River Tavy. The walk is 3-miles long and will take you around 1.5 hours. Download your free walking directions and map.
Take the train from Plymouth station at 12 24, arriving into Bere Ferrers at 12 42 (or go later on the 14 24 arriving 14 42).
Walk from the station down to the Social Club and Church Hall (10 minutes’ walk – see map).
Trains back to Plymouth depart at 15 40, 18 00 and 19 44 (if you want to also try the village pub, the Olde Plough Inn, open 12pm-3pm and 5.30pm-10pm).
The Off-Peak Day Return fare is £5.90 for adults, £2.95 for children (5-15). Under 5s travel free.
Passengers can also join the train at Devonport, Dockyard, Keyham and St Budeaux Victoria Road stations.
Save a third off the above adult fares for you and a friend (with kids travelling for just £1) with a Devon & Cornwall Railcard – just £12 a year for local residents.