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Great things to do locally

There is so much to do in the Tamar Valley that you really will be spoiled for choice year-round. Whether you’re looking for great things to do locally, the perfect short break with the family, a handy base to explore the Southwest, or a tranquil getaway to recharge your batteries, you’ll find it in the Tamar Valley.

Our 75 magical square miles of unspoiled countryside is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty so there’s plenty of stunning countryside to explore. Enjoy magical walks and fun bike rides. Let the train take the strain aboard the picturesque Tamar Valley line, or explore the countryside by car or bus.

If you prefer your outdoor adventures on the water, the rivers of the valley create a whole host of watery escapades to enjoy. Whether it’s wildlife spotting, carving your way along the rivers in a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard, or a serene boat tour along ancient waterways, there’s something for everyone. 

Kids of all ages will have fun at the Tamar Valley’s exciting selection of Parks, Attractions, and Activity Centres. Learn to sail, hob aboard a kayak, or test your balance on a paddleboard. If its adrenalin you’re after, surf the treetops or hurtle along woodland paths on a mountain bike. Whatever your passion, you’re guaranteed a great day out! 

Devon and Cornwall have a rich cultural heritage too. immerse yourself in tales of industrial wealth and agricultural abundance. Discover how the rivers shaped both the landscape and man’s exploitation of it. Explore quaint villages and bustling towns, not forgetting Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City which lies tantalisingly close by – waiting to welcome you. When you visit the Tamar Valley, there’s so much to discover and do. 

Looking for some culture? Then while away the days exploring local arts and crafts shops and markets. For foodies, sample some of the tastiest food imaginable, prepared by some of the UK’s most talented chefs. 

Start planning your next holiday to the Tamar Valley now. 

Find the right fit for you

Local walks

Stretch your legs in the countryside.

On the Water

Get out on our lakes and water.

Activities & Outdoors

Enjoy some fresh air and countryside.

Visitor Attractions

Great places to visit for a day.

Guided Tours

Tap in to some of our local knowledge.

Wildlife & Nature

There’s plenty in the Tamar Valley!

History & HEritage

The local area is packed full of it!

Arts and Crafts

Get in touch with your creative side.

For Free

Free days out in the Tamar Valley