Maybe you have friends or family staying with you, are thinking of ideas to keep your children or grandchildren entertained during August, or would just like to spend some time exploring the local area while meeting new people. Either way, take a closer look at our free weekly walk programmes.


Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, our qualified walk leaders will help you to discover new routes in the Tamar Valley and beyond, or revisit old favourites.


The Saltash Walk & Talk group meet every Monday at 10:30am for two-hour walks. Choose from Churchtown Farm Nature Reserve, with lovely views across the rivers Tamar and Lynher, or a circular walk around St Mellion. This group also explores the South West Coast Path, including walks around Maker Church, Rame Head and Talland Bay. If you prefer a little shade, Cardinham Woods, Wilcove via Antony Woods or Cann Woods are good choices.



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On Wednesday mornings, you’ll find the Tamar Valley Walk & Talk group out and about. Join them this summer to explore the St Dominica Heritage Trail, Gunnislake to Clitters Mine, Tavistock Canal and the Bere peninsula. They will also lead walks a bit further afield, including Burrator Reservoir and Sheepstor Foothills, and Phoenix Mining Valley, with great views of Sharp Tor.


Over the next three months, Tamar & Bere Wellbeing Walks will explore a number of local routes on both side of the river, including Kit Hill, Harrowbarrow and Tamar Trails. Three new walks are included in this season’s programme – Collins Bridge circular in Bere Alston; West Down and Double Waters, through sessile oak woodland and with stunning views over the Walkham and Tavy valleys; and River Tamar and Ward Mine, Calstock.


No need to book, join in with as many or as few as you would like. Please wear appropriate footwear and comfortable clothing. A walking stick is useful, too. Please also consider bringing a drink and snack, particularly for longer walks. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome (at walk leader’s discretion). All walkers participate at their own risk.


Take a look at this season’s walk programmes here.


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