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Great Torrington Town & Community Hall

Situated in the heart of North Devon, in the friendly market town of Great Torrington, this A-grade 2 listed building has quickly become the social hub of the Town. The Hall is steeped in history and the recent refurbishments are a truly beautiful and unique balance of the old and new coming together in the most quintessential way. The Great Torrington Town & Community Hall has a combination of stunning and practical rooms for hire and we look forward to welcoming locals and visitors to Torrington to see what we have to offer. We can accommodate most events and come up with tailor-made package to fit your needs. Call in or ring Anne Tattersall on 0797 1696192 or Helen on 07944 639739 or log on to our website http://www.greattorrington-townhall.org

 

The Great Hall

Dimensions:49ft X 23ft 4ins

Seats: 160 approx.

Features: Sound and lighting capability, separate access

 

The Long Room

Dimensions:27ft X 13ft 8ins

Seats: 40 approx.

Features: Adjoining Main Hall, separate access

 

The Oak Room

Dimensions: 26ft X 17ft 4ins

Seats: up to 60

Features: Oak panelled, access via grand staircase

 

Other Facilities

•Glazed lobby for separate hire

•Fully equipped kitchen

•Office space for hire

•Free WIFI access, projector for hire

Museum

Torrington Museum

Great Torrington Museum is a popular tourist attraction, popular with locals and a key asset as the town celebrates its unique and abundant heritage. The museum hosts over 4700 artefacts, the largest number held by any North Devon museum.  The Museum has a  lot of exciting plans for the future but does need more help to bring these to fruition.

If you love Great Torrington, are proud of its heritage  and have a passion to be involved Peter and Val would love to hear from you. They can be contacted at Torrington.museum@hotmail.co.uk or call them on 01805 622306.

 

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Skate Park

With the help of donations and grant awards, the Council established a small skate park in Calf St next to the children’s play area. The facilities are well used by skaters and BMX bikers.  For location information, park features, and videos from local riders at the skate park please visit http://www.locosports.tv/channel/great-torrington-skatepark

Also situated within the play area is a graffiti wall where artists may add their contribution.

       

    

Sports Pitches

The Great Torrington Town Council provides and maintains three pitches for football and changing rooms at Donnacroft. There is also a Rugby pitch managed by Torrington Rugby Club. The charge for use of these football pitches is £30 per game for adults and £5 per game for juniors.

The pitches are well used by Torridgeside Youth teams and adult teams. Anyone wishing to join a team should contact Torridgeside Youth Football club on 07544 025232.

Plough Arts

The Plough Arts Centre

The independently managed Plough Arts Centre provides residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy theatre, cinema,  music, comedy, art exhibitions, a rural outreach and an outdoor performing arts programme. It has an enviable reputation for its diverse and entertaining work and is a much valued facility locally.

The Plough web site has information on its live events, its exhibitions and workshops and describes itself, very aptly as ‘the largest arts centre in the smallest town’ and we know our positive impact is felt across the region”

Check out The Plough website for more information.

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Walking and Cycling

tarka trailGreat Torrington has superb hilltop location, giving extensive views up and down the Torridge valley.

There is a network of paths over the various parts of Torrington Common toward the town, providing many safe and enjoyable walking trails in and around the town.

Residents and visitors can walk 20 miles of footpaths, ranging from the golf course in the north; ancient wood and wild flower meadow in the west; and down to the river Torridge valley to the south of the town.

There is access from the Tarka trail for walkers. This part of the Tarka trail for cyclists is least well known but is the most peaceful and scenic stretch up to East Yarde and Meeth.

Please see the useful links below for information regarding the Tarka Trail, Torrington Commons and Cycle Hire.

http://www.tarkatrailguide.co.uk/

http://www.torringtoncommon.co.uk/walksandmaps.htm

http://www.torringtoncyclehire.co.uk/

https://www.visorando.co.uk/walk-planner.html

 

Fitness

The dryside activities are based at Great Torrington School – an All Weather Pitch, a Sports Hall and a Fitness Gym.

For further information – Call 01805 623085 (pool) 01805 624767 (hall)

 

A Gym and Fitness Centre has recently opened in Castle Street in Torrington, details of which can be found at www.functionfitnesstorrington.co.uk/

 

For links to many other Sports Groups available in the town please go to “Useful Links” under Contact Us on our website.