Circular walks beside the River Tamar

Circular walks beside the River Tamar

the River Tamar, Cornwall
  • 3.7 miles/6.0 km - Easy-moderate

    Calstock

    Tamar Valley

    Calstock

    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.

  • 4.8 miles/7.7 km - Easy-moderate

    Saltash and the Lynher Valley

    Forder Lake

    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.

  • 2.5 miles/4 km - Moderate

    Danescombe Valley

    Cotehele Gardens

    Danescombe Valley

    2.5 miles/4 km - Moderate

    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

    Cotehele Gardens

    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.

  • 4.2 miles/6.8 km - Moderate

    St Dominic to Cotehele Bridge

    River Tamar

    St Dominic to Cotehele Bridge

    4.2 miles/6.8 km - Moderate

    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.

  • 5.9 miles/9.5 km - Moderate

    Cotehele to Calstock

    Calstock Viaduct

    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

    River Tamar

    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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