Summertime of Discovery with new Tamar Valley Walking Book

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A book promoting nine walks that encourage exploration of the beautiful historic landscape of the Tamar and Tavy valleys, is available now to buy.

Tamar Trails BookDevon & Cornwall Tamar Trails offers hikes through open countryside, rambles through dense woods, strolls through sleepy hamlets and a tour through the market town of Tavistock.

Much more than a collection of maps, this book provides great insight into how the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty once was, why the landscape is how it is today and what you can expect to experience during your walk.


Barry Gamble, Consultant for the Tamar Valley Mining Heritage Project, that funded the book, says; “The routes explore a landscape of truly outstanding natural beauty, but they also delve deeper into the rich industrial heritage of the Tamar Valley, that has helped make the area part of the Cornwall & West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site.

Mr Gamble suggests; “Start your journey this summer, but keep the book close to hand, so you can rediscover the Valley during the changing seasons, offering a completely different perspective”.

Devon & Cornwall Tamar Trails_insideWhether you choose one of the new trails that start from the Tamar Trails Centre at Gulworthy, the Bere Pensinsula with its silver mining past, remnants of market gardening and nationally important salt marshes, Kit Hill with its breathtaking panoramic views and steeped in history, or another of the six fascinating routes, be sure to make time for yourself this summer and discover something new in the Tamar Valley, at your own pace.

Devon & Cornwall Tamar Trails is available from local bookshops in and around the Tamar Valley, as well as the Tamar Valley Centre, near Gunnislake, and Tamar Trails Centre, Gulworthy, priced at £4.95.

STF_Seriously NOT Boring_lower resFor families looking for low-cost entertainment during the holidays, look no further than the Seriously NOT Boring Tamar Trails book (£5.95), launched last Spring, featuring five activity trails along the old mineral railways within the Tamar Valley.


Visit the Tamar Valley Centre to pick up your copy. Please get in touch first to check opening times – 01822 835030,

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