New Tamar Valley River Festival to take place this Autumn

Calstock Viaduct

On Saturday 26 October, a brand-new Tamar Valley River Festival will take place in Calstock, thanks to the Tamara Landscape Partnership Scheme, funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The free family event will celebrate the River Tamar through art, crafts, music, food and drink. A host of interactive activities and workshops will be on […]

Calstock Ferry Set to Launch in the Summer

There’s a lot of excitement around the return of the Calstock Passenger Ferry on a trial basis this year. We had hoped to have it up and running this Spring, but we’ve had to move things back a little as we navigate the various permissions required. We are now working towards opening the ferry this […]

Tamara Coast to Coast Way Brings BBC Countryfile to the Tamar Valley

Will Darwall and Charlotte Smith on the Coast to Coast Way.

The wonderful Tamar Valley featured in an episode of BBC Countryfile on the 14 January. The highlight of the episode, which focussed entirely on this special place, was the new 87-mile coast to coast walking route, the Tamara Coast to Coast Way! William Darwall, the Tamara Scheme Manager who headed up the Tamara Way project, […]

23 Farms Sign up to new Landscape Conservation Cluster

Fields in Devon

23 farms in and around the Tamar Valley, covering approx. 2900ha have been approved for funding from DEFRA through the Farm Facilitation Fund as a farm cluster. The farms form a significant part of the Stoke Climsland parish and the Luckett Stream catchment area and they will focus on biodiversity and water quality for the […]

Second Apprentice Starts in Tamara Trainees Project

The second apprentice in a £209k training project for the Tamar Valley, has started as a Business Administration Apprentice, thanks to the Tamara Landscape Partnership Scheme, funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. 26 years old Holly Roberts is the second of 20 apprentice, foundation and internship trainees who will work in the Tamar Valley […]

Celebrating the Autumn with Gusto – Events and Activities Galore

Bryony James is our Community and Volunteering Officer. Here she tells us what she’s been up to over the past couple of months and about key events coming up. I’ve been getting into the swing of things as the newly appointed Community & Volunteer Officer and hosting an array of activities and events bringing communities […]

Calstock Ferry on Course for Trial in Spring 2024 

Plans to reinstate the Calstock Passenger Ferry on a trial basis are well under way for launching (pun intended) next Spring! Scheme Manager Will Darwall collected the new electric ferry from Yacht Haven Quay in Plymouth and sailed it down the Tamar to Calstock, to much excitement. It will now be stored in Calstock Boatyard whilst being […]

First Walkers Complete 87-mile Tamara Coast to Coast Way

Gary and Sarah celebrating finishing the Tamara Coast to Coast Way.

It’s been an exciting summer here in the Tamar Valley, with the launch of the Tamara Coast to Coast Way walking route. The Tamara Team were busy getting the finishing touches ready in the lead up to the official opening in July and since then the first walkers have completed the route and others are […]

New Research into Mineworker’s Smallholdings

New Bridge, Gunnislake 1880s

The Tamara Landscape Partnership Scheme, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund, and the Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site have undertaken some new research into Mineworkers’ Smallholdings in Area 10 of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site – the Tamar Valley Mining District with Tavistock. In total 77 smallholdings were […]

New 87-Mile South-West Coast to Coast Walking Route Opens

The Tamara Coast to Coast Way, a new 87-mile walking route that stretches between the South and North coast in the South-West is now open, thanks to the Tamara Landscape Partnership Scheme and funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The 7-day walking route broadly follows the River Tamar, the historic boundary between Devon and […]