The best place to start is the Discovery Trail: the flagship recreational trail in the Tamar Valley for over 10 years. The route offers walkers one of the most varied and rewarding routes in the South West, as well as supporting the villages of the Valley along the way.
Route: From Plymouth to Launceston/Lifton
Landscape: woodland, river quays, villages
Suitable for: all ages & abilities, check sections for suitability & more detail.
We have developed a series of leaflets to help people find their way through the Valley. We have also replaced a number of waymarking posts and upgraded stretches of the trail that have been ravaged by the elements over the years.
A extra link to the Discovery Trail is now open to walkers – The Kit Hill Link. Kit Hill is an iconic site for the Tamar Valley, its trademark chimney stack on the summit is visible from most parts of the area. Find out more about this walk here.
Alongside this we have added the Lifton Link, a waymarked route from Milton Abbot to Lifton through stunning countryside in the north of the AONB, linking up with the Two Castles Trail from Okehampton to Launceston. In the future we hope to add even more routes to this trail, allowing for more circular walks.
Click here to download the Discovery Trail leaflet.
Click here to download a Word document containing information about amenities found along the Discovery Trail.
Please be aware there is currently temporary logging activities being carried out on a section of the Kit Hill Link and it is therefore closed until further notice – Click here for more information.
To go alongside the re-vamped trail and information we have published an in-depth pack, featuring details about history and wildlife, as well as the villages along the trail, priced at £5.95. Pop into the Tamar Valley Centre to pick one up!
For more ideas visit www.tamarvalleytourism.co.uk