Walks around The Tamar Valley

The Tamar Valley, Cornwall
  • 3.7 miles/5.9 km - Easy-moderate

    Newmills to Tregadillett

    Newmills to Tregadillett

    3.7 miles/5.9 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk in the Kensey valley from the end of the steam railway at Newmills, through the bluebell woods at Trebursye, to the Eliot Arms in Tregadillett and returning to Newmills via the remains of a prehistoric fort, to catch the steam train back to Launceston.

  • 4.3 miles/7.0 km - Easy-moderate

    Tremail to Davidstow

    Tremail to Davidstow

    4.3 miles/7.0 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk on the northern edge of Bodmin Moor through the WW2 airbase on Davidstow Moor, the tunnel of trees to Treworra and past the source of the River Inny to the Church and Holy Well of St David.

  • 5.1 miles/8.2 km - Easy-moderate

    Polyphant

    Polyphant

    5.1 miles/8.2 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular countryside walk to the mills in the Inny Valley from Polyphant, Cornish for "toad pool", to Gimblett's Mill where the bridge was rebuilt after a wall of water swept down the valley in 1847 destroying nearly everything in its path.

  • 3.9 miles/6.2 km - Moderate

    Cotehele to Metherell

    Cotehele to Metherell

    3.9 miles/6.2 km - Moderate

    A circular walk via the quays, woods, engine house and mills of the Cotehele Estate where by Georgian times the house had become a tourist attraction because it was so antiquated, and has changed little since.

  • 4 miles/6.5 km - Moderate

    Warbstow to Treneglos

    Warbstow to Treneglos

    4 miles/6.5 km - Moderate

    A circular countryside walk from the Saxon village of Warbstow to the Celtic hamlet of Treneglos in the tributary valleys of the River Ottery, where the North Cornwall railway once ran.

  • 4.1 miles/6.6 km - Moderate

    North Petherwin to Winsdon

    North Petherwin to Winsdon

    4.1 miles/6.6 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from North Petherwin in the river valleys of the Bolsbridge Water that you can combine with a visit to the Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre.

  • 4.2 miles/6.7 km - Moderate

    Werrington to Bridgetown

    Werrington to Bridgetown

    4.2 miles/6.7 km - Moderate

    A circular walk through two tributary valleys of the River Tamar in a parish that was borrowed by Devon for 800 years, passing the remains of the wharf at the furthest reaches of the Bude Canal.

  • 5.6 miles/9.0 km - Moderate

    Rame Head and Cawsand

    Rame Head and Cawsand

    5.6 miles/9.0 km - Moderate

    A circular walk around Rame Head - the southeastern corner of Cornwall - past the mediaeval chapel and the remains of a huge gun battery, now a nature reserve, on Penlee Point to Cawsand which was once the smuggling capital of Cornwall.

  • 5.6 miles/9.0 km - Moderate

    St Clether to the Rising Sun

    St Clether to the Rising Sun

    5.6 miles/9.0 km - Moderate

    A figure-of-8 walk from St Clether past the ancient chapel and holy well, with views over the Inny Valley, to the Rising Sun pub near Altarnun, serving beer made from the moorland springwater by a local micro-brewery.

  • 5.7 miles/9.1 km - Moderate

    Mount Edgcumbe to Kingsand

    Mount Edgcumbe to Kingsand

    5.7 miles/9.1 km - Moderate

    A circular walk though the Mount Edgcumbe Country Park to Kingsand with views over Plymouth Sound including Drake's Island where Drake set sail to circumnavigate the globe, and the breakwater which Napoleon described as an engineering masterpiece as he left England on his prison ship.

  • 3.7 miles/5.9 kilometres - Moderate-strenuous

    North Hill to Hawks Tor

    North Hill to Hawks Tor

    3.7 miles/5.9 kilometres - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk along prehistoric trade routes in the Lynher valley from the village of North Hill where the granite was quarried to build Westminster Bridge.

  • 3.8 miles/6.1 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Sheviock to Portwrinkle

    Sheviock to Portwrinkle

    3.8 miles/6.1 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk to the beach and tiny harbour of Portwrinkle from the small village of Sheviock, thought to be Cornish for "abounding in strawberries", with a church abounding in mediaeval tombs.

  • 4.5 miles/7.2 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Rilla Mill and Plushabridge

    Rilla Mill and Plushabridge

    4.5 miles/7.2 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk from Rilla Mill with views across Cornwall to the Cheesewring and Kit Hill, and along the River Lynher through the Colquite Woodland reserve and via medieval bridges to where the ancient mill stood until the 1960s and the leats can still be seen.

  • 5.9 miles/9.5 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Cotehele to Calstock

    Cotehele to Calstock

    5.9 miles/9.5 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk through the gardens of Cotehele to Calstock where Cornwall's largest Roman fort once stood, the Vikings allied with the Cornish to fight off the Saxons, and more recently railway wagons were lifted over 100ft by steam power from the quay to the top of the viaduct.

  • 6.6 miles/10.6 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Inny Valleys from Altarnun

    Inny Valleys from Altarnun

    6.6 miles/10.6 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk around the valleys of the River Inny and Penpont Water to the mediaeval church at Laneast and the old bridge at Gimlett's Mill from the 15th century "Cathedral of the Moors" in Altarnun, set beside a 6th Century Celtic cross where churches and chapels had been throughout the Dark Ages.

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