Accessible Tamar

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The project aims to create sustainable and integrated transport and access links throughout the scheme area, including establishing the Tamara Coast to Coast Way, a cross Cornwall and Devon border walking route linking the existing Tamar Discovery Trail with the Bude Canal. Work will be carried out to re-establish the Calstock ferry crossing and link it to Cotehele and Morwellham.  A feasibility study will look at the options for a combined rail/ferry ticket for key events in the scheme area.


Why is this important?

The Tamar Valley, whilst on the doorstep of the major conurbation of Plymouth, does not receive the same amount of visitors and awareness as Dartmoor National Park, which is similar in distance and accessibility from the city.  The river is perceived as a barrier to casual visits via the Tamar Bridge or Torpoint Ferry as there is a toll on the return journey and the next accessible river crossing upstream is at Gunnislake.   


  • Complete a new coast to coast walking route linking North and South Coast Path via a branded trail running along the Devon/Cornwall border.  This will link the Tamar Discovery Trail with the Bude Canal path and better connect inland communities to the South West Coast Path National Trail
  • Small businesses exposed in a positive way to increased footfall due to measures in place
  • Increased use of public transport in the scheme area.  Improved joined up travel options. Affordable fare structure
  • Costed workplan for re-establishment of historic ferry crossings and restoration of quays
  • New and sustainable ferry crossing.  Connectivity of Tamar Discovery Trail and wider Tamara Coast to Coast footpath
  • Agreed ferry/rail connectivity for major scheme area event

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