This often forgotten corner of South-East Cornwall has many hidden gems that should not be missed.. while the crowds head west to the same’ol places, we highly recommend leaving the beaten track to enjoy the less discovered delights and make your own adventure..

This understated part of England, with its luscious rolling hills, valleys and hidden coves has a lot to offer, with the picturesque fishing villages of Looe & Polperro on the doorstep, magnificant scenery of the Tamar Valley’s (AONB) mining heritage, characterful pubs and inns, spectacular walking routes, colourful coast path strolls and great locally supplied restaurants here’s a very sturdy list of things to do while you’re holidaying in the area:

Canoe the River Tamar

Discover Calstock

Cotehele National Trust

Looe Sealife Safari

Experience the Eden Project

Kingsand & Cawsand

Tamar Donkey Sanctuary

Lanhydrock House – NT

Tamar Cycle Trails

Dingles Vintage Fairground

Visit Looe

Visit Tavistock

Hotel Endsleigh Gardens

Archery & Tree Surfing – Tamar Trails

Launceston Steam Railway

Tamar’s Mining Heritage

Discover Dartmoor

Whitsand Bay

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 get stuck into..