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Adventures

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.
 

We've added this section recently, and will be working hard on adding more information on festivals around the Tamar Valley soon. We already have details of some wonderful festivals that are well worth a visit here:

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

http://www.tamarvalley.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Tamar-Trail-Fest-15.pdf

St Leonards Equitation Centre

Horse Riding lessons for adults and children, beginners to advanced.

Poldark Tours

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.

Siblyback Lake Country Park Windsurfing at Siblyback Lake

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cotehele boat trips Nancy Belle on the River Tamar at Cotehele

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.

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.

The Edgcumbe The Edgcumbe tea-room on Cotehele Quay serves light lunches and afternoon tea

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.

Colliford Lake

Located south of Jamaica Inn, the famous smugglers haunt immortalised by Daphne du Maurier, Colliford is a tranquil lake providing some excellent moorland walks.

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

Roadford Lake Country Park Lakeside Cafe and Function Suite, Roadford Lake

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.

Cotehele (National Trust) The front of Cotehele House, Cornwall

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.

Burrator Reservoir View of Burrator

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.

Paintball Polson

Paintball and Airsoft Games on a 16 acre purpose built site amongst woodland and by a river.

Around the Valley Tours Pilgrim walks at Plymouth's Mayflower steps

Entertaining and informative guided walks, talks and boat, train and coach trips with Chrissie Le Marchant, local Blue Badge tourist guide.