Make the most of Autumn with Walks for All in the Tamar Valley

circular walk, Danescombe Valley, courtesy of J Croft

The latest programmes of walks in the Tamar Valley, aimed at those who are looking to improve their health and meet new people, are available now to pick up from local outlets or to view online.

Three different weekly walks take place in the Tamar Valley area every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday morning. All are free; the walks are a great way to explore your local area and get to know new people.

Wacker Quay
Wacker Quay

Walk & Talk: Saltash meets every Monday morning. The autumn/winter programme includes walks around China Fleet, Churchtown Farm and Antony Passage, as well as Saltram House, Seaton Valley and Wacker Quay.

There are plenty of new walks on Wednesday mornings, with the Walk & Talk: Tamar Valley group. Choose from Calstock to Cotehele Weir, Luckett & Horsebridge, St Dominica Heritage Trail or Bere Ferrers & Weir Quay.

St Dominica Heritage Trail
St Dominica Heritage Trail

Walking for Health, every Thursday morning, offers a series of easier walks varying from 30- to 90-minute strolls. On each walk there will be two fully trained walk leaders, giving all the support and encouragement you’ll need if you’re just starting out, or getting back into shape after an illness or operation. Most walks begin at the Tamar Valley Centre, Drakewalls, near Gunnislake.

New this year are the Norris Green/Honicombe Circular, Calstock/Higher Kelly Lane Circular, Harrowbarrow Coombe & Prince of Wales Mine Circular, and a beautiful walk from Bere Ferrers to Thorn Point and back.

View all walking programmes at, click on Explore, Walking, then follow the links. For further information, or printed versions of the programmes, please contact the Tamar Valley AONB team – 01822 835030, All are welcome to join the walks, no need to book.