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Active & Outdoors

If you are looking to explore the great outdoors, we have plenty of it here in the Tamar Valley. The Valley itself is classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. And not just country walks either - there are plenty of ways to get outdoors and active,from mountain biking to canoeing to treesurfing.

If you are looking to explore the great outdoors, we have plenty of it here in the Tamar Valley. The Valley itself is classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. And not just country walks either - there are plenty of ways to get outdoors and active,from mountain biking to canoeing to treesurfing.

Weir Quay Boatyard WiFi, Free Parking, Devon, Fishing, By the River

Traditional Boatyard offering temporary and permanent moorings and storage for all kinds of yachts and boats.

Gawton Gravity Hub

Gawton Gravity Hub has two sites within the Tamar Valley dedicated to Downhill Mountain Biking. The tracks are highly regarded and widely thought of as being some of the best of the type. To buy a day pass or join as a member visit our website.

Tamar Valley Holidays Leisure Activities

Why not enjoy our Swimming Pools and Gym?

With two swimming pools – the choice is yours!

Sunny out? Head to our heated outdoor splash pool, if not, head inside!

A great place for keeping active, Tamar Valley Resort offers two pools on site:

Roadford Lake Country Park Lakeside Cafe and Function Suite, Roadford Lake

With over 730 acres of water, Roadford is a spectacular lake set on the edge of Dartmoor between Okehampton and Launceston offering a variety of activities both on and off the water.

Fly Fishing at the Arundell Arms

Fly fishing on the River Tamar and tributaries. Salmon, brown trout and sea trout. Expert tuition. Tackle shop. Day tickets and courses available to hotel residents and non-residents.

Barn Climbing Centre

Indoor climbing centre. Open 7 days a week. All ages. Full range of ability catered for.

Burrator Reservoir View of Burrator

Undisturbed Burrator is surrounded by mixed woodland which sharply contrasts with the open moor and rugged Dartmoor tors. The reservoir is popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders due to its wealth of footpaths and bridleways. Many of the trails lead on to Dartmoor so it makes an ideal starting point for longer trips.

New Mills Farm Park

Here at New Mills Farm Park, we aim to give a great value, basic, FUN day out, for all the family, especially for toddlers and younger children.

Trax & Trails

4 x 4 off-road driving, clay pigeon shooting, archery.

Kit Hill Country Park

A wild rugged granite hill top famous for it fine views and fascinating history. Kit Hill is a 400 acre Country Park at the highest point in the Tamar Valley and forms a dominating feature to be seen for miles around.

Colliford Lake

Located south of Jamaica Inn, the famous smugglers haunt immortalised by Daphne du Maurier, Colliford is a tranquil lake providing some excellent moorland walks.

Paintball Polson

Paintball and Airsoft Games on a 16 acre purpose built site amongst woodland and by a river.

Siblyback Lake Country Park Windsurfing at Siblyback Lake

Siblyback Lake is surrounded by the striking Bodmin Moor and offers a wide range of activities both on and off the water. There is plenty to do at this scenic lake, including miles of walks, cycle trails, excellent bird watching, children's play areas and a cafe overlooking the water.

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley presents its fantastic new attraction: The Forbidden Mansion, a maze of rooms, passageways, secret doors and much more.

Tamar Valley Donkey Park & Sanctuary

Open daily Easter to end September. October open Thursday thru Sunday (Daily half term week). November to March open weekends and all school holidays. All weather attraction and Cornwall’s only donkey sanctuary situated in the beautiful Tamar Valley.

Cotehele boat trips Nancy Belle on the River Tamar at Cotehele

Board Shamrock's support boat the 'Nancy Belle' for a two-hour cruise up the Tamar to learn about the flora, fauna and history of the valley. £15. Times and dates vary accoring to the tide. Find details on www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cotehele or ring 01579 351346 for details and to book.

St Leonards Equitation Centre

Horse Riding lessons for adults and children, beginners to advanced.

Golf at China Fleet Country Club Cornwall, Hot Tub, Swimming Pool, WiFi, Pets Not Allowed, Free Parking, Devon, Wheelchair Accessible, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Licensed, Cyclists Welcome, Child Friendly, Cafe on site, Evening Meals Available, Great Views, For larger groups, By the River

China Fleet Country Club is a superb 18 hole, parkland golf course designed by Dr Martin Grant Hawtree, located amongst 180 acres of beautiful Cornish Countryside along the River Tamar. Based in Saltash and only a 15 minute drive from Plymouth, our golf course is the perfect location for all Devon and Cornwall golfers, or if you are travelling from further afield you will be impressed by what we have to offer.18 hole golf course at China Fleet Country Club. Driving range, Golf shop, Practice greens Chipping greens & putting green available.