Welcome

The Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or TVAONB for short, is a special area around the rivers Tamar, Tavy and Lynher. The area is famous for its mining heritage landscape. A team of dedicated staff and volunteers run projects and coordinate work to protect the Valley.

Our beautiful Valley sits between the Devon and Cornwall borders and extends north from the broad estuary at Plymouth to the intricate, river systems that meander towards Launceston and Tavistock. It borders Dartmoor National Park to the east and Kit Hill the west.

Our beautiful Valley sits between the Devon and Cornwall borders and extends north from the broad estuary at Plymouth to the intricate, river systems that meander towards Launceston and Tavistock. It borders Dartmoor National Park to the east and Kit Hill the west.

Caring for our Valley

We care deeply for our Valley so it can survive both now and in the future. Our team exists to conserve & enhance the natural beauty & cultural heritage of our Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. But we can’t do it alone. We need your help and involvement too. Find out how you could become involved in keeping our Valley special.

Around 17,000 people live in the towns, villages and hamlets surrounding the Tamar Valley. The challenge is to evolve systems of working the land that will sustain farm families, supply good local food and other products whist providing room for wildlife.

Our work is guided by the AONB Management Plan. This Plan looks at the many elements that make the area special and sets out how they’ll be looked after. We monitor and report on our work. You can explore this in more detail by clicking on the following links.

So much to see

We care deeply for our Valley so it can survive both now and in the future. Our team exists to conserve & enhance the natural beauty & cultural heritage of our Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. But we can’t do it alone. We need your help and involvement too. Find out how you could become involved in keeping our Valley special.

Around 17,000 people live in the towns, villages and hamlets surrounding the Tamar Valley. The challenge is to evolve systems of working the land that will sustain farm families, supply good local food and other products whist providing room for wildlife.

Our work is guided by the AONB Management Plan. This Plan looks at the many elements that make the area special and sets out how they’ll be looked after. We monitor and report on our work. You can explore this in more detail by clicking on the following links.

Our vital work

The Tamar Valley AONB is a partnership of community organisations and key agencies who collaborate to achieve our shared goals. The AONB works in a way that delivers projects which support the core needs of the area. We help to conserve our landscape’s natural beauty.

The AONB Partnership is made up of representatives from the local community, specialist organisations, government agencies, farmers and landowners. This group works together to produce a Management Plan for the AONB every 5 years which guides the team’s workload…

Tamar Valley AONB
conserves and enhances
its unique cultural identity and
outstanding natural beauty for
the benefit of all the people
who live, work and visit the
area, now and in the future.

Bringing the Valley to life

The Tamar Valley’s combination of wildlife, heritage & estuarine landscape is distinct & special in a national context. Through a variety of projects, with help from many dedicated supporters, we are doing our very best to keep it this way.

For more information on individual projects please follow the links below…

Nationally unique,
nationally important

Read all about it

We’ll keep you posted throughout the year with our bi-annual magazine, ‘The Valley’. It’s packed with interesting stories concerning everything that’s happening in our beautiful region.

The Valley, also informs you about our work and how you can play your part in forthcoming projects. Each issue has a comprehensive list of events too including activities, exhibitions, talks, music and entertainment, food festivals and much much more.

Our local magazine is a great way for local businesses to advertise and take advantage of the outreach this important publication offers. Sign up to get in touch now or call us on 01822 835030.

SIGN UP to get your copy...

Have your say...

We want to hear from you. Your views are important to us. Your activities and business interests matter too. If there’s something happening where you live you think we should know about then tell us. And if you’ve a question you’d like to ask then this is the place to ask it. We’re waiting for your messages…