There's loads to choose from if you enjoy the active life. Explore our lakes and riverside walks, go riding, or windsurfing, take to the trees and treesurf, take a boat trip or go offroading!
The Tamar Valley has lots of great options for cyclists - find out more on our Cycling page.
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.
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.
Located south of Jamaica Inn, the famous smugglers haunt immortalised by Daphne du Maurier, Colliford is a tranquil lake providing some excellent moorland walks.
|Trax & Trails||
4 x 4 off-road driving, clay pigeon shooting, archery.
|Barn Climbing Centre||
Indoor climbing centre. Open 7 days a week. All ages. Full range of ability catered for.
|Siblyback Lake Country Park||
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.
|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.
|Around the Valley Tours||
Entertaining and informative guided walks, talks and boat, train and coach trips with Chrissie Le Marchant, local Blue Badge tourist guide.
|Tamar Trails Festival||
It’s been 20 years since the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) was designated. To celebrate this milestone, the AONB team have organised a 5-day Tamar Trail Festival from 26th to 30th August 2015 culminating in a special day on Sunday 30th August, packed with family fun, local food, craft activities, a mini Bioblitz and much, much more. Please go to
The Edgcumbe tea-room on Cotehele Quay is open daily from 11am to 4pm. After a brisk walk enjoy a light lunch and a glass of wine or an afternoon cream tea. Your dog is also welcome.
|Andrew Thompson Heritage||
Andrew Thompson is an archaeologist and historian who has spent his working life exploring, explaining and interpreting the history and heritage of South West England.
Poldark Tours is a subsidiary of Cornish Welcome Tours, a family run business that specialises in tailor made tours of Devon and Cornwall. We are based in the beautiful town of Launceston on the Devon/Cornwall border. We are passionate about this stunning little corner of the UK and pride ourselves on our enthusiasm and knowledge of the area.
|J D Motorcycle Tours UK||
Are you looking for an adventure on a motorcycle?
There’s no better way to discover Devon & Cornwall than on a motorcycle?
Why not book a Guided Motorcycle Tour with Joe & Di - husband and wife team who are trained and qualified Motorcycle Instructors - and experience some of the best riding the West country has to offer?
Our Guided Motorcycle tours through the heart of Devon & Cornwall will take you:
On the magnificent breath-taking wild Atlantic Highway on the North Cornish Coast through seaside towns perched on the cliff edge
|Cotehele (National Trust)||
Cotehele is a National Trust-owned Tudor house with extensive garden, orchards, estate, quay and working water mill. The garden and estate walks are open daily throughout the year. The house is open daily from April to the beginning of November. The mill is open every day from mid March to the end of October.
|Tamar Valley Holidays||Cornwall, Hot Tub, Swimming Pool, WiFi, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Licensed, Dog Friendly, Cyclists Welcome, Child Friendly, Cafe on site, Evening Meals Available, Great Views, For larger groups||
Tamar Valley Holidays offer the choice of a large range of holiday properties, situated on a quiet and peaceful holiday park in St Ann's Chapel. We are ideally positioned to visit not only the versatile towns and villages of Cornwall but also the diverse landscapes of Devon. Our lodges sleep between 4-8 comfortably and we are especially keen to promote group bookings. So whatever your needs, contact us to see what we have to offer. Not only do we have a beautiful 20 acre site we also have a delightful Manor House which is available for parties, Disco's and events.
|Cotehele boat trips||
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.
|Roadford Lake Country Park||
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.
Paintball and Airsoft Games on a 16 acre purpose built site amongst woodland and by a river.