Circular walks beside the River Tamar

the River Tamar, Cornwall
  • 4.8 miles/7.7 km - Easy-moderate

    Saltash and the Lynher Valley

    Saltash and the Lynher Valley

    4.8 miles/7.7 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk in the ferry town that was the main riverside settlement in mediaeval times when Plymouth was moorland, and where a handful of Elizabethan buildings still remain from the period when Francis Drake built a property empire from his circumnavigation of the globe.

  • 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.

  • 5.9 miles/9.5 km - Moderate

    Cotehele to Calstock

    Cotehele to Calstock

    5.9 miles/9.5 km - Moderate

    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.

  • 4.3 miles/7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Gunnislake to Chilsworthy

    Gunnislake to Chilsworthy

    4.3 miles/7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    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.

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