Discovery Trail

**Please note that there is no longer a ferry service between Ferry Farm (Devon) and Calstock. The only way to cross the river at this point is by train between Bere Alston and Calstock**

To view the full Trail Guide please click here

The Discovery Trail is 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.


Total length: 35 miles

Route: From Plymouth to Launceston/Lifton

Landscape: woodland, river quays, villages

Waymarkers: apples!

Suitable for: all ages & abilities, check sections for suitability & more detail.

View the film taken during 2015’s Discovery Trail Challenge


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.

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 a Word document containing information about amenities found along the Discovery Trail.

For more ideas of things to do while visiting the Tamar Valley AONB please visit welovethetamarvalley

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