Great things to do locally

There is so much to do across the Tamar Valley that you really will be spoilt for choice all year round. 

Our 75 beautiful square miles are a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty so there is plenty of stunning countryside to explore on foot, on two wheels or on four.  If you prefer your outdoor adventures off dry land, the three 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 paddle board, or a serene boat tour along the waterways. 

Devon and Cornwall has a rich culture and heritage to immerse yourself in whilst visiting the Tamar Valley.  From evidence of ancient beginnings high on the wild moorlands and the industrialisation of our market towns and settlements thanks to the waterways and natural mining resources to modern day Westcountry living, there is more than enough to do and learn. Culturally, you can while away days exploring the growing arts and crafts scene and find some of the tastiest food in the UK prepared by the most talented chefs. 

Kids of all ages will find fun at the Tamar Valley’s wide range of parks, attractions and activity centres.  You’re guaranteed a great day out, whatever you choose to do! 

Use the listings and featured things to do below to start planning your 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