Things To Do near Tamar Valley AONB

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Tamar Trails Canoe Tamar, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tamar Trails Canoe Tamar, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is just west of Dartmoor National Park. It's named after the River Tamar that winds through a stunning wooded landscape on its way to Plymouth and the South Devon coast. The Tamar Trails Centre is an activity hub within the Tamar Valley. You can bo...

Morwellham Quay UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Morwellham Quay UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Morwellham Quay, and the surrounding area, is one of the Westcountry's great visitor destinations. In the scheme of things, few people know about the place which is a shame because it's special. Situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), it's part of a rare UNESCO World Heritage S...

Tamar Trails Horse Riding, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tamar Trails Horse Riding, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

If you enjoy riding in and around Dartmoor's wooded valleys then we'd also recommend a day out at Tamar Trails on the Devon/Cornwall border just west of Dartmoor. There are a number of off-road multi-use trails open to horse riders. These wind their way through a section of the extraordinari...

Tavistock Canal Southern Tunnel Portal, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Canal Southern Tunnel Portal, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The canal tunnel is '7,920 feet (2,414 m) long, 8' (2.4 m) high, 6' (1.8m) wide'. (Source: information board at Tavistock Canal Southern Tunnel Portal.)

Tamar Trails Centre, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tamar Trails Centre, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Superb place. If you have kids and are looking for a family adventure holiday, the Tamar Trails Centre could keep you going for weeks. Activities include treesurfing, mountain biking, canoeing, archery and walking. The Tamar Trails Centre is also within a section of a rare UNESCO World Heritage Site...

Tamar Trails Cycle Hire, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tamar Trails Cycle Hire, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

If you fancy cycling some of the Tamar Trails Cycling routes whilst on holiday in Dartmoor or the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but don't have a bike then you can hire them at the Tamar Trails Centre. Call beforehand to check availability. Bikes are collected across the way from th...

Tamar Trails Cycling, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tamar Trails Cycling, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This is our favourite place to take kids cycling in the Westcountry. Off-road and free, there are a series of cycling trails set in an old mining landscape that's part of a rare UNESCO World Heritage Site. The trails are great. The old mining landscape is fascinating. The Tamar Valley is stunni...

Tamar Trails Tree Surfers, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tamar Trails Tree Surfers, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This is a brilliant experience. Whilst you'll need a head for heights, this is a superb family activity. Move through the canopy of trees high above the forest floor on a ropes course using walkways, bridges, swings and zip wires. You're clipped onto a safety wire throughout the ropes course...

Double Waters, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Double Waters, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The River Walkham meets the River Tavy at Double Waters on the western border of Dartmoor National Park. It's a beautiful place that's popular with wild swimmers and walkers. The long distance path the West Devon Way runs through here. We've positioned Double Waters on Google maps. Zoom in on the...

Tamar Trails Walking, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tamar Trails Walking, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

If you're a keen walker, we'd very much recommend exploring the walking routes around the Tamar Trails Centre. Passing through a section of the magnificent Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the west of Dartmoor, these walking routes are also within an internationally impo...

Tavistock Canal Northern Tunnel Portal, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Canal Northern Tunnel Portal, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

If you zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying Google map, you'll be at the entrance of a tunnel that passes under a patchwork of fields that covers Morwell Down. This entrance is called the Tavistock Canal Northern Tunnel Portal. Move the map south west and you'll come to M...

Buckland Abbey (National Trust), Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Buckland Abbey (National Trust), Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Family attraction Spend time walking Dartmoor's south plateau and you'll encounter a high number of ancient crosses. These marked routes across the moors. The routes were used by monks and others to travel between the medieval abbeys and priory that fringed the wild, high ground. Buckland Abbey w...

The Garden House, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

The Garden House, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Beautiful gardens just beyond the south western border of Dartmoor National Park. Super place for lunch or a cream tea. The Garden House sells plants as well.

Gem Bridge, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Gem Bridge, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Gem Bridge is part of Drake's Trail.

Tavistock Sir Francis Drake Statue and Birthplace, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Sir Francis Drake Statue and Birthplace, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Sir Francis Drake is said to have been born at Crowndale Farm on the outskirts of Tavistock. Whilst the existing farm buildings date from the nineteenth century, you can follow Tavistock Canal from the centre of town to Crowndale. A bronze statue of Sir Francis Drake stands at the south western e...