Discover, Explore, Breathe

The Tamara Coast to Coast Way

Your adventure begins near Plymouth, where the river meets the sea. Let the captivating path guide you along the Tamar’s winding course.


The carefully designed route, created as part of our Tamara Landscape Partnership scheme (supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund), leads you through a tapestry of ever-changing scenery, from bustling urban landscapes to peaceful rural vistas.

As you meander upstream, the cityscape gradually gives way to serene countryside, allowing you to leave behind the hustle and bustle and embrace the tranquillity of nature.

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Guide Book

An essential guide to this stunning 87-mile walk has been written by local countryside and environment expert, Steve Church.

Like having a trusted guide alongside, Steve’s text will talk you through every step of the way.

Not only will Steve help keep you on the right path, but he skilfully brings to life some of the stories that make the Tamar Valley a unique and treasured National Landscape.

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Tamar Valley Centre

A gateway for visitors to the Tamar Valley National Landscape and a resource for the community.

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By train

One of Britain’s most picturesque railway branch lines (Tamar Valley Line), connects the nationally-served railway station at Plymouth to the heart of the Tamar Valley.

Regular trains run seven days a week and whether you are looking to visit the Tamar Valley Centre in Gunnislake, the Calstock Wetlands or enjoy one of our station walks, the train is the perfect way to access the Tamar Valley.

Don’t forget you can also access St Germans by rail from Plymouth, too.

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By bus

National Express coaches operate frequent services to nearby Plymouth from all over the UK.

Bus services within the Tamar Valley are good and most are operated by Plymouth City Bus.


Plymouth City Bus