Preparations are well under way to open the new 90-mile walking route this Summer. This 7-day walking trail will follow the River Tamar from sea to source linking both coasts and in turn will also create a circular walking route around the coast of Cornwall.
Following the consultations last year, we have made a few small tweaks to the proposed route and will shortly be uploading links here to the new maps on the project. For the mapping we are teaming up with the Ordnance Survey to show the route on their OS Maps app, which means that walkers will be easily able to view the route on their phone as they go along. You can view the first stretch of the path here.
We have also made a decision on how the route will ‘fit’ with the existing Tamar Valley Discovery Trail. Our plan is to have a similar design of waymarks for each trail, with Discovery Trail waymarking being used between Tamerton Foliot and Lifton, and Tamara Coast to Coast waymarks for the rest of the route.
As part of the project, we plan to install a granite slab to mark the source of the Tamar, and are running a competition to come up with the design to be carved onto it. This runs until mid-February, so if you’re quick – there is still time to enter. More details here.
Alongside the Tamara Coast to Coast Way we are also working on promoting short walks, and will be producing downloadable walk guides for around 25 – 30 walks within the AONB. These short walks will range from routes suitable for people with prams or mobility issues up to a full-day hike – so something for everyone.
If you are a business in the valley we have produced tips on how you can benefit from this work on the Visit Tamar Valley blog