Tamara Coast to Coast Way

Embark on an extraordinary 87 mile journey of discovery as you traverse the majestic Tamar Valley, tracing its course from the vibrant city of Plymouth to the very source of the Tamar River.

This awe-inspiring seven day walking route promises a truly immersive experience, unveiling the valley’s diverse landscapes, rich heritage, and unspoiled natural beauty.

Begin your adventure in Plymouth, where the river meets the sea, and let the captivating path guide you along the Tamar’s winding course.
The route will lead 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.

Immerse yourself in the valley’s history and heritage as you encounter remnants of the region’s mining past, charming villages, and ancient landmarks. Discover the remnants of industrial grandeur as you pass by the iconic Brunel-designed Royal Albert Bridge, an engineering marvel that spans the Tamar, connecting Devon and Cornwall. Marvel at centuries-old churches, quaint cottages, and traditional inns that invite you to pause, catch your breath, and immerse yourself in the local culture.

The beauty of this walking route lies not only in its scenic splendour but also in the variety of landscapes you’ll encounter. Follow the river’s gentle flow, framed by lush green meadows and graceful trees, and witness the Tamar’s transformation from a wide estuary to a babbling stream. Ascend gentle slopes and climb vantage points that offer panoramic views of the valley, rewarding your efforts with breathtaking vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see.