The Tamar Valley


Around the Tamar Valley


photo by Stephen Fryer

Activities within the Tamar Valley include

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Walking -  There are lovely local riverside walks around Landulph. Also SW Coastal path, and Tamar Valley Discovery Trail. Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor are both easily accessible. Drake's Trail, launched in March 2009, is a walking and cycling network between Tavistock and Plymouth, suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Birdwatching
- wonderful views from the cottage and walks around the estuary. Also regular winter Tamar Bird Watching Cruises - led by leading ornithologist from www.tamarwildlife.com

Wildlife - Numerous opportunities to spot wildlife. Otter Sanctuary - Launceston.

Fishing - There is plenty of choice. You can fish from our own private jetty at high tide.
The Lynher, between Bodmin Moor and Saltash, is excellent for Salmon (1st March to 14th October) and Sea Trout (3rd March to 30th September). Local permits required.
There is Coarse fishing at Bake Lakes, Bush Farm, and Milemead Fisheries. 
Nearest Fly fishing at Siblyback Water Park (1st April to  31st October) and Colliford Lake (15th March to 12th October)
Then there are deep sea fishing trips from the Barbican in Plymouth.

Gardens - Cotehele, Ince, Pentillie, Garden House, Antony, Mount Edgecumbe, Port Eliot and many  nurseries and NGS gardens.

Canoeing - Canoe Tamar operating between Cotehele and Calstock

Heritage -
Sensational World Heritage Site Morwellham Quay complex, National Trust houses and gardens, world heritage site and www.tamarvalleymining.org.uk

SailingTamarSail, Saltash Sailing Club, Cargreen Yacht Club

Tennis - lessons available with qualified coach at Colloggett Barn - 5 mins drive away

Cycling – West Devon Cycle Route, Devon coast to coast route

Golf  - St Mellion and China Fleet Club golfcourses - both 10 mins drive

Horseriding – Penniwin, & Gooseford Riding Centre

Coach Tours – from Callington – 15 mins drive

Boating
- Calstock self-drive boat hire. River trips from Cotehele to Morwellham, and ferry between Cotehele and Calstock - both through Calstock Ferry & Motorlaunch Co. Plymouth Boat Cruises of the Tamar, and naval docklands, leaving from Plymouth or Calstock.

Train  Enthousiasts – Tamar Valley line, Looe Valley line, Tamar Belle Heritage Centre at Bere Alston, Launceston Steam Railway, Ale Train

Beaches - Whitsand Bay, Looe Bay & Talland Bay are all within easy drive.

Ideas for Days Out - in the Tamar Valley

ALSO see our webpages on DEVON & CORNWALL 

Kingsmill Farm Holiday Cottage Cornwall      
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