Tamara Landscape Partnership

© Tamar Valley AONB/Barry Gamble


£3.2 million Tamara Landscape Partnership Gets the Go-Ahead Thanks to National Lottery Funding.


**updated March 2021**

A National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £2.3 million has been awarded to the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, for a project that aims to provide a brighter future for the Valley and its communities, by making the landscape more robust and less susceptible to a range of pressures.

Read the full story here.

Pop over to the Tamara Landscape Partnership scheme website to find out more.

Contact: James Luxton, Scheme Manager

What is Tamara?

The scheme aims to provide a brighter future for the Tamar Valley and its communities by making the landscape more robust and less susceptible to a range of pressures, through a programme of 10 individual, interconnected and substantial projects.

Tamara Landscape Partnership will work with farmers, landowners and communities to manage landscapes that are rich in wildlife, as well as cultural and historic heritage; help improve access to special places and promote ways for people to enjoy the landscape whilst improving their health and wellbeing.



The Tamar Valley AONB team received initial National Lottery support* for the Tamara Landscape Partnership project in October 2018.

Development funding of £180,000 was awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to help the Tamar Valley AONB and its 34 partners progress their plans to apply for a full National Lottery grant of £2.3million at a later date.

Over 18 months, new staff  produced the Landscape Conservation Action Plan, detailing the proposed works for the 5-year delivery phase. This involved working with communities within the Valley, Plymouth and adjacent towns to involve them in the rivers and the surrounding countryside. It brought farmers and landowners together to develop new ideas, such as natural flood management and tree planting, creating wildlife habitats and increasing on-farm carbon, which will all help to mitigate the effects of climate change.


Coming Soon…

Watch out for more information on how you can get involved in these projects:

  • Outcomes for Heritage
    • Small Detail/Big Difference, Heritage of Innovation, New Approaches/Making Connections
  • Outcomes for Communities
    • Accessible Tamar, Come Visit & Stay Awhile, Celebrating Tamar
  • Outcomes for People
    • Tamara Trainees, River Explorers, Natural Connections, Promoting our Produce


Contact us

Luxton, Gary and Chris can be contacted by email at tamara@tamarvalley.org.uk or tel: 01822 835030 (sorry, currently unmanned during COVID-19 restrictions).

If you would rather email them individually, please use the following links;

James Luxton – Scheme Manager

Gary Lewis – Senior Heritage Officer

Chris Harris – Monitoring & Evaluation Officer






Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin

Social Media


Get The Latest Updates

Subscribe To Our Monthly eBulletin

No spam, notifications only about our valley.


On Key

Related Posts

Calstock Wetlands

The Tamar Community Trust has entered into an agreement with the Environment Agency to act as a key delivery partner for a £2.2million flood defence scheme on the River Tamar

South Hooe Watery Landscapes

South Hooe lies on the Bere peninsula in the tidal reaches of the River Tamar near Weir Quay. The landowners have embarked on an ambitious programme of landscape and habitat

Forest for Cornwall

Initiated by Cornwall Council, the Forest for Cornwall is an ambitious planting project. The principle aim is to fight climate change but it also has great benefits for biodiversity too. When it