3.7 miles/6.0 km - Easy-moderate


A walk at Calstock where a Victorian mineral railway from Kelly Bray once ran down to the quayside and the viaduct was built in the 1900s to connect this to Plymouth, creating today's Tamar Valley Line.

2.5 miles/4 km - Moderate

Danescombe Valley

A circular walk from Cotehele Quay into the broadleaf woodland of the Danescombe Valley where bluebells and orchids flower in spring and fungi erupt through the carpet of autumn leaves.

3.9 miles/6.2 km - Moderate

Cotehele to Metherell

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.

4.2 miles/6.8 km - Moderate

St Dominic to Cotehele Bridge

A figure-of-eight walk from St Dominic along the wooded valley to the quays of Bohetherick and Cotehele, where limestone and coal were continuously fed into kilns to produce lime for the market gardens in the Tamar Valley.

5.3 miles/8.6 km - Moderate

Kit Hill to Kelly Bray

A circular walk in Kit Hill Country Park, given to the county by the Duchy to mark the birth of Prince William and where a midsummer bonfire is lit to celebrate the ancient Celtic Golowan festival

5.9 miles/9.5 km - Moderate

Cotehele to Calstock

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.

4.5 miles/7.2 km - Moderate-strenuous

Gunnislake to Chilsworthy

A circular walk in the Tamar Valley at Gunnislake where Victorian canal systems, engine houses and tramways have been recolonised by nature and kingfishers rather than barges now journey up and down the river.

4.5 miles/7.2 km - Moderate-strenuous

Rilla Mill and Plushabridge

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.