Walks Guides (Free to download) - Sponsors
We have compiled a series of walks around the Tamar Valley. 
Most are moderate and will give you some wonderful views of 
the area. 

These walks were compiled in 2012/13.  Some changes may have occurred since so if you do find anything please report to the Secretary.  

The walks encourage the use of public transport so a lot of 
them start and finish at the railway station, where car parking 
is also available.  

Why not make a day of it and complete a walk in the morning
 and use the local facilities and then continue with a stroll in 
the afternoon.

 1 - Up the Down and Back

 Moderate - (6km) 3.7miles

The walk starts and finishes at Gunnislake Railway Station.
The route takes the back lanes up gentle slopes to Hingston Down.
This offers fantastic views over the Tamar Valley towards 
Plymouth Sound.
Down to St Ann’s Chapel and then through Todsworthy, Albaston
 and back to the Station
 2 - Todsworthy & West Danescombe Valley

Easy/moderate - 4.5 miles
This fairly easy four and a half mile circular walk with some steep climbs and slippery patches will take you from Harrowbarrow to Norris Green, Todsworthy, Danescombe and back.

Refreshments available at The Cross House, Metherell. 
 3 - Gunnislake - Along 
Tamar Trail & over the

7 miles Download
 A circular walk that takes you down to and along the River Tamar 
with a steady climb through Chilsworthy, Cox Park Plantation up to 
Hingston Down with wonderful views over Cornwall, Dartmoor and
This walk offers a chance to visit three old mines and 
some other historic places. To enjoy this walk allow a minimum of 
3.5 hours but more if you want to explore the mines.
 4 - Cotehele Estate

Easy 3 miles Download
Everyone likes a challenge but this walk is perfect for those who just want to stretch their legs for an hour or so and enjoy the wonderful benefits that the Cotehele Estate (National Trust) has to offer. Starting and ending at Cotehele Quay, refreshment is available at the Edgcumbe before and after the walk.
 5 - Gunnislake 

Moderate - 4 miles
A circular walk from Gunnislake Station through country lanes, 
riverside footpaths and woods.
A lot of ups and downs but a beautiful walk. 
Allow three hours but more if you want to investigate the old mine
 6 - Cotehele Quay to 

 3.5 miles Download
A moderate to challenging walk starting at Cotehele Quay, with
optional visit to Cotehele Mill or House. 
Public footpaths and quiet roads lead to Newhouses, Norris Green,
Lower Metherell and Clampits before returning to the Quay 
(refreshments and toilets) through Cotehele Woods

Refreshments available at The Cross House, Metherell. 

 7 - Okeltor Mine via
riverside Calstock

Easy to Moderate
2 miles Download
Along the bank of the River Tamar with fine views of the Devon bank - with a visit to Okeltor mine before returning to Calstock where refreshments are available.
Level footpaths and quiet lanes , with steep descent/ascent at the mine.
  8 - Cotehele and beyond

5/6 miles   Download
A favourite walk, beginning at Calstock station and covering Danescombe, Norris Green, Metherell and Cotehele Quay.
A moderately easy 5 to 6 miles, with two steep sections, along quiet lanes, woodland and field paths.
There are opportunities for refreshments at Cotehele Quay and The Carpenters.
 9 - Tamar Valley West

Strenuous 7 miles
Starting in Calstock, this wide-ranging walk of seven miles will take you to Okeltor Mine, Calstock Church, Danescombe and Cotehele Quay (optional visits to Cotehele House and Mill).
Keeping mostly to footpaths and quiet roads, the walk has three ascents and several opportunities for refreshments.
Your comments would be most appreciated
We are in the process of re-walking these guides and will make amendments to the online versions as needed. The information in the guides is correct as far as possible, but we are not responsible for changes made on the ground. However, do tell us if you come across a problem with the description of one of these walks."

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