Welcome to the Tamar Valley

SHARE – Recycling scheme is back!

But please note that SHARE is operating a different format for the time being. They will be at the Tamar Valley Centre car park on Thursday 3rd September between 11am and 12 noon. Click on the link below to find out more.


The Tamar Valley Centre remains closed. Please do not leave recycling outside the Tamar Valley Centre or in the car park. Please bring it along on the collection day between 11am and 12 noon. Thank you.


Defra has updated its guidance in early June on accessing green spaces safely, to reflect updated regulations;

Natural England tweeted this message and video in mid-May to ensure everyone respects our communities & wildlife, as potentially more people access the countryside…

Please be mindful of our Tamar Valley residents, landowners, farmers and wildlife, and be aware that the vast majority of facilities and services won’t be open for a while yet.

We want you to have the best experience when visiting the Tamar Valley, so waiting a little longer may be best.


In accordance with Government guidance the Tamar Valley Centre is now closed

*Please note that the recycling service has stopped for the foreseeable future.*

The AONB and Tamara Landscape Partnership teams are now working from home. Please note we are unable to take calls to the Tamar Valley Centre or deal with any post at this time. However, we are picking up emails. If you would like to contact us please email the relevant team member directly or if you have a general enquiry, please email the Tamar Valley AONB team on enquiries@tamarvalley.org.uk

Our events and meetings and those planned by our partners are being either cancelled, postponed, or conducted remotely where possible.

Please follow government guidelines on social distancing and refer to Gov.UK, Cornwall Council or Devon County Council websites for the most up to date information.

Many thanks

The Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team

Conserving & enhancing natural beauty since 1995



We have created some lists of online learning materials to help with homeschooling. The first one focusses on Wildlife and Farming and we have recently added another focussing on Heritage and History resources.




Funding for Heritage and Sports & Physical Activity sectors

Specific pots of money are available across many sectors for groups and organisations to apply for, to help them cope financially in the short and long term.

Click here for details of how to apply for funding for the Sport & Physical Activity and Heritage sectors.


Support from your local parish/town council

There are lots of helpful links to support and guide you through these challenging times on many of the local parish or town council websites within the Tamar Valley.

From food & medicine deliveries and help to walk your dog, to a friendly voice at the end of a phone or even online church services, here are just some of the ways in which they can help you


Supporting local food providers 

Many local independent businesses across the Tamar Valley are working around the clock to provide delivery services, and to ensure they have a good stock of essentials, to help our community access food. Thank you so much!!

Here is the list of the businesses known to us, as of this morning (24 March). Please check with each business, as things are changing by the hour.

Please let us know if you’ve heard of others, so we can help spread the word and support our local businesses. Thank you.

Conserving & enhancing natural beauty since 1995


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

Why not sign-up to receive free monthly ebulletins? Email cdancer@tamarvalley.org.uk

We are now also on Instagram – tamar_valley_aonb


Contact us…

For general enquiries please email enquiries@tamarvalley.org.uk, call 01822 835030 or write to us at Tamar Valley AONB, Tamar Valley Centre, Cemetery Road, Drakewalls, Gunnislake, Cornwall, PL18 9FE