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    National Trust South Hams Centre

    If you are already a National Trust member or volunteer, you might like to join your local supporter goup.

    The South Hams Centre promotes and supports the work of the National Trust through a programme of outings and social events giving you the opportunity to meet like-minded people, make friends and learn more about the National Trust.

    The South Hams covers the southern-most part of Devon, reaching almost to Plymouth in the west and Brixham in the east, and going as far as the edge of Dartmoor. The whole area is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and enjoys some of the country's most beautiful and unspoilt streches of coastline

    The National Trust has three places in the area: Overbeck's ( near Salcombe, Coleton Fishacre ( near Kingswear/Dartmouth and Greeway ( overlooking the beautiful River Dart.

    It also owns many acres of coastline, woodland and farmland and is responsible for maintaining a balance between protecting the area and facilitating public access (

    The South Hams Centre was established in 1980 and has an active membership drawn mainly from Malborough, Thurlestone, Salcombe, Kingsbridge, Modbury and the surrounding areas. Fundraising events and a social programme are arranged throughout the year, with coach trips to National Trust and other properties and gardens in Devon, Somerset and Cornwall. There are walks and illustrated talks on a variety of subjects: other events include lunches, coffee mornings, and concerts. Members receive a programme and newsletters. Details of the current programme can be found at (

    Since its formation in 1980 the Centre has raised well over a quarter of a million pounds in support of  projects for the National Trust locally.

    We welcome new members. Membership is £5 per annum. To become a member please contact our membership secretary, Mrs Karen Wolstenholme at karen.wolstenholme@gmail .com or on 01548 714019. We should be delighted to hear from you.