Wildlife & Nature

If you are looking to explore the great outdoors, we have plenty of it here in the Tamar Valley. And not just country walks either – there are plenty of ways to get outdoors and active, from mountain biking to canoeing to treesurfing and everything in between.

The 75 square mile Valley itself is classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The rivers, woodlands and vast expanses of rolling countryside are home to some beautiful and unique species of plant life Devon and Cornwall have to offer.  The temperate climate has enabled stunning formal gardens to spring up across the region too to get lost in for a while. 

The Tamar Valley is also the perfect place for the bird watchers and wildlife spotters amongst you. Some of the UKs most fascinating native bird species have made their home along the river banks, so slow down, take it all in and see what you can spot on your travels.  

The region is also home to a number of charitable sanctuaries for our local species including donkeys, otters, seals and birds.  Get up close and personal with these creatures and learn more about the welfare and conservation efforts of these amazing organisations.  

Enjoy the great outdoors