Welcome

The Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is located on the Devon & Cornwall border.

It is a special landscape that is defined and shaped by the rivers Tamar, Tavy and Lynher, and by the human activity focused around them. The area is famous for its mining heritage landscape and market gardening history, and is a haven for wildlife.

A team of dedicated staff and volunteers run projects and coordinate work to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the Tamar Valley.

By learning a little more through this website, about what we’re doing to keep the Tamar Valley special, we hope you will join us in whatever way you can in looking after this treasured place.

Nationally unique,
nationally important

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IMPORTANT NEWS

Collapsed Mine Shaft
at Drakewalls Mine

If you are accessing the grounds of the Tamar Valley Centre (Drakewalls Mine), you will notice a fenced off area. Please do not enter the area as a mine shaft has recently collapsed.

Investigation surveys are underway and the land owners and managers (including Cornwall Council and the Duchy of Cornwall) are working to identify options for its safety and potential repair.

Any queries, please contact the Environment Service at Cornwall Council in the first instance –EnvironmentService@cornwall.gov.uk

Drakewalls Mine, Tamar Valley Centre