Walkers’ Paradise

The Tamar Valley and surrounding areas really are a walkers’ paradise. From local walks to stretches of the world famous Cornwall Coastal path, it just does not get better than this.

Local Walks

There are many really local walks to explore the Tamar Valley at a wonderfully leisurely pace, that will allow you to totally unwind and get ‘close up and personal’ with the real world and history of this ‘hidden’ region.

Calstock Parish stretches from Gunnislake in the east to the bounds of Kit Hill. There are 40 Public Rights of Way identified by standards set by Cornwall Council who classify county paths as Gold, Silver and Bronze. It is significant that all parish paths are Gold with only one classified as Silver. Many of the paths are rich in industrial heritage, provide magnificent views of the countryside and the Tamar River with links to woodland and quiet lanes and roads.

Calstock Footpath Society :http://cfs.btck.co.uk/WalksGuides

Circular Walk ending up at the White Hart Pub, for a rewarding pint. Chilsworthy: http://www.iwalkcornwall.co.uk/walk/gunnislake_to_chilsworthy

Tamar Trails

There are over 25km of walking trails for you to explore from the Tamar Trails Centre, which is just 1.5mile from Sandhill House. These hiking trails will lead you through the woods to breathtaking views of the Tamar valley and a landscape shaped by the area’s mining heritage. Situated between Tavistock and Callington on the Devon Cornwall border, the walking trails are here for everyone to enjoy.

Kit Hill Country Park

Climbing to just over 1000 feet (334m) above sea level, Kit Hill is the highest point of Hingston Down ridge, within the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The panoramic views are just amazing looking South to Plymouth Sound, east to Dartmoor, west to Bodmin and north to scintillating views of North Cornwall.

The Tamara Coast to Coast Way

We are right in the middle of the centre section and of course, most beautiful part of the trail. The world famous Cornwall Coastal path challenge has been taken on by many over the year and this new cross county walk completes a circular walk for the county. It is already hugely popular. If you would like to start planning your adventure now you can purchase the essential guide from Visit Tamar Valley

Embark on the extraordinary 87 mile journey of discovery as you traverse the majestic Tamar Valley, tracing its course from the vibrant city of Plymouth to the very source of the River Tamar.

This awe-inspiring seven day walking route promises a truly immersive experience, unveiling the Valley’s diverse landscapes, rich heritage, and unspoiled natural beauty.

More distant adventures

Dartmoor National Park – The Heart of Devon

Situated in the south west of England, right in the very heart of Devon, Dartmoor is an ancient landscape of stunning views, awe inspiring granite tors, deep wooded valleys with fast flowing rivers, and rugged, wide open spaces.
Dartmoor Ponies are an iconic sight, living as semi-wild herds all over the moor. Where else can you see the wonderful sight of wild pony foals playing together against a backdrop of one of the most stunningly beautiful areas in the UK?

Easy walks: http://www.visitdartmoor.co.uk/active-dartmoor/walking/easy-walks
Circular Walks: http://www.visitdartmoor.co.uk/active-dartmoor/walking/circular-walks

Bodmin Moor

There is no better illustration of the diversity of Cornwall’s landscape than the contrast between the ruggedness of Bodmin Moor, one of Cornwall’s twelve areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and its proximity to the lush Tamar Valley. In addition to many stunning walks, in a very exiting development Bodmin Moor, which is right on our doorstep, was designated as one of only twelve Dark Sky Landscapes in the UK, by the International Dark Sky Association, in 2017.