Tamara Coast to Coast Way

We are creating a new 90-mile Cornish walking route, reaching from the South to the North Coast of Cornwall via the Tamar Valley. The route will join together existing rights of way to create a path which broadly follows the River Tamar and establishes a new circular walk around the coast and county boundary of […]

New Approaches / Making Connections

Fields in Devon

Description  The project incorporates five elements: Natural Capital and Nature Recovery Network map application, nodal farms providing a hub for disseminating best practice, catchment-wide approach to delivering positive and sustained outcomes for the water environment, delivering a programme of woodland and hedgerow planting and restoration, and targeted community events.  Why is this important? This project […]

Come Visit Stay Awhile

Description Create a digital destination website called ‘Visit Tamar Valley’ that stimulates an increase in visitor numbers and business opportunities for local business. Rebranding and launching the scheme area as a sustainable tourism destination will encourage and enable new local, national and international audiences to visit and enjoy the Tamar Valley. Working with Visit Tamar […]

Accessible Tamar

Map of Cornwall

Description  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 […]

Promoting our Produce

Description This project supports market gardening enterprises, community allotment, including training programmes for new plot holders.  It looks at the feasibility of establishing new markets through promoting heritage varieties using new branding to give added value. Why is this important? The importance of local food and varieties has increased in recent years and communities are […]

Small Detail Big Difference

Disused Cornish tin mine

Description Vernacular buildings and distinctive regional details play a key role in giving a place its identity.  This project aims to work with local communities to identify these key elements and compile an evidence base to inform future management and identify potential threats.  Other subjects include river heritage, market gardening, orchards, mineworkers smallholdings and hidden/undiscovered […]

Heritage of Innovation

Description Explores the pioneering innovation of this unique area, including groundbreaking mining technology, experimental research for the market gardening industry and inventive forestry techniques. This will be carried out through a variety of creative media and activities to raise awareness and strengthen understanding of the evolution of the Scheme area landscape and how the challenges […]

River Explorers

People analysing water from a river

Description  This project will address the disconnection between people and their local waterways by providing a range of hands-on activities, which aim to develop the interests of local communities in their river environment. Citizen scientists monitoring and gathering data and River Explorer workshops with schools will encourage fieldwork, data gathering and exploring of the Tamara […]

Natural Connections

Description  Natural Connections will create opportunities for people to take part in activities and events that will improve their mental and physical health and wellbeing. The project will partner with link workers, the social prescribing network, and specialist organisations such as Battling On, Dementia Adventure and Plymouth Community Homes, to work with groups, including veterans […]

Tamara Trainees

Myles overlooking the River Tamar.

Description Foundation, internship and apprenticeship training opportunities, offering access to training for all groups linking the rural and urban populations of the Tamar Valley. Barriers to participation will be removed through tailored financial and pastoral support, enabling anyone from any background and situation to participate. Why is this important? This project will increase the opportunities […]