The Tamar Valley has something for everyone – from walking, cycling, horse riding along one of our recreational trails, to shopping, eating, sight-seeing and visiting historic houses and gardens.

You can also take a train along the Tamar Valley branch line to appreciate the beauty of this scenic journey from Plymouth, through the Bere peninsula, across the historical viaduct to Calstock and on to Gunnislake.

Have fun and enjoy exploring the Tamar Valley. Why not leave your car behind for a day and travel by public transport?

Our goal is to provide people with the opportunity to enjoy the Tamar Valley’s distinctive and protected landscape; this may take the form of a promoted walking route, or better information about existing rights of way or permissive paths. We need to help all sorts of people to access our landscape, for the benefits of their health and well being.  We are also aware of the contribution made by walking, cycling and horse-riding to the tourism economy.

It’s beautiful.
It’s natural.
It’s outstanding.
Let’s explore!

Getting Around

There are many ways to explore the Tamar Valley and also many public transport links.

This train line goes from Plymouth to Gunnislake and offers visitors the chance to see the heart of the AONB from the comfort of their seats. Visit their website for the timetable.

National Express coaches operate a frequent service to Plymouth from all over the UK and bus services throughout the Tamar Valley are good. Most services are operated by Plymouth City Bus

This is a service run by volunteers that serves Calstock Parish, with a regular timetable, and monthly outings to Callington, Trago Mills and Truro.


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