Walk & Talk groups

Calstock W+T 1 20Aug14

In light of the Coronavirus outbreak, and the actions that are being taken by individuals and organisations across the country to minimise the effect of the disease within the community, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone all the AONB supported walk programmes with immediate effect including;

Tamar Valley Walking for Health Group

Tamar Valley Walk & Talk Group

Saltash Walk & Talk Group

Bere Alston Walking Group

We hope you will understand the reason for this decision. We feel it is the responsible course of action and have taken this step with the wellbeing of our walk leaders and walkers in mind.

In the meantime, enjoy these ‘virtual’ walks written by Jean over the past few months, who regularly attends the Tamar Valley Walk & Talk group on Wednesday mornings – just the tonic at the moment! (please scroll down)

A great way to meet new people, explore your area, improve health, and it’s free!

There are two Walk and Talk Groups in the AONB: one meets every Monday in and around Saltash, and the other is every Wednesday around the rest of the Tamar Valley (and beyond!)

These groups are of a ‘medium ability’ level, many walks being quite energetic and lasting over 1.5 hours over varying terrain. The group is a social walking group, with health and wellbeing in mind. The current programmes for both groups are available to download below:


Saltash Walk & Talk Programme, January – March 2020

Saltash Walk & Talk Programme, April – June 2020

Tamar Valley Walk & Talk Programme, January – March 2020

Tamar Valley Walk & Talk Programme, April – June 2020

If you need a little encouragement to join our friendly, free, weekly walks, why not take a look at just some of the wonderful blogs written by Jean over the past few months, who regularly attends the Tamar Valley Walk & Talk group on Wednesday mornings. The group celebrated their 10th anniversary in summer 2019.

**These will be updated every 3 months, so please check this section regularly**

Heralds of Spring in the Tamar Valley, 18 March 2020

Calstock & Daffodils, 11 March 2020

Burrator Dam & Yennadon Down, 4 March 2020

Kit Hill from the Incline/Clitters car park, 26 February 2020

River Lynher & Cadsonbury Fort, 19 February 2020

Whitchurch Pimple, 12 February 2020

Extra reading, Lutyens, 12 February 2020

Cotehele via Newton & Cotehele Woods, 5 February 2020

Calstock Circular, 29 January 2020

St Dominick & Cotehele, 22 January 2020

Minions from Tokenbury Corner, 15 January 2020

Whitchurch Down, 8 January 2020

Tavistock Railway & Canal, 1 January 2020



Once a month there is a Walk & Talk Plus (W&T+); this is a longer walk and a little more energetic!

Some walks will also use short train or bus journeys to reach suitable walk routes, please bring change and rail/bus passes if you have them.

For more information on joining any of the Walk & Talk events – such as if you’re unsure if a walk is for you – please contact the group organisers as stated on the programmes above.

Tamar Valley and Saltash walker Juliette has written a short article on Walk and Talk; we’ve published it on our blog here