The new Tamar Trails Centre in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (TVAONB) was officially opened on Thursday, March 28 2013 and marked the final phase of a ten year long £7million partnership project.
The Centre houses a café with indoor and outdoor seating, an interpretation area with live webcams of the Tamar Valley’s wildlife, a meeting room and is the home of outdoor activities specialists Tree Surfers. It is also the main hub for exploring the 25km of trails for walkers, cyclists and horse riders that follow old mineral tramways and railways. These serviced the area that was once the epicenter of the global copper industry and is now part of Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site.
There are over 25km of walking trails for you to explore from the Tamar Trails Centre. 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.
There are 25km’s of trails to choose from all car free, through stunning woodland and historic sites. There are gentle undulating routes and challenging hills to tackle. Pop into the centre to grab a map or advice about great routes. The Tamar Trail Runners club meet weekly for those who want to be social, plus each Saturday we host a Parkrun at 9am.
25 km of dedicated off-road mountain biking trails to entice families and committed bikers alike. This is a great venue for mountain biking in the Tamar Valley, attracting novices and committed mountain bikers from all over Devon and Cornwall. Bikes can be hired and must be booked in advance here: https://www.tamartrails.co.uk/bike-hire/
The multi use trails are not just for walkers and mountain bikers, they are open to horse riders too.
The multi use trails are not just for walkers and mountain bikers, they are open to horse riders too. There is room in the car park for cars with horse boxes. We welcome individuals to bring their horses and explore the Tamar Trails from a completely different perspective.
The Tamar Trails offers a variety of different terrains, some of which can be enjoyed by horseback. From the cool and hilly forest paths to the more open grassland paths that lead to the Devon Consols, a horse is the perfect way to explore all that this area has to offer. Please pick up a map from the centre.