Tamar Valley Guidebooks and Maps
Below, RambleFest displays details of Tamar Valley guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online.
Rising on the borders of Cornwall and Devon, the rivers Tamar, Tavy and Lynher, form one of the last, unspoilt drowned valley river systems in England – the Tamar Valley. On their passage to the broad estuary near Plymouth, the rivers flow through a series of deep meanders, steep gorges and wooded valleys. A ribbon of woodland extends along the Estuary margin although it is often no more than a mature hedgerow above a steep earth bank. In the middle valleys where the ridges are wide the high land has an almost plateau character and there is a feeling of remoteness and solitude. The landscape contains a wide variety of wildlife habitats, including many ancient woodlands and wetlands that provide important wintering grounds for wildfowl and wading birds.
Tamar Valley Guidebooks
We display the one rambling book we have found, plus other books of interest for those visiting the area. We welcome suggestions for inclusion.
“Halsgrove’s popular Boot Up Series is fast becoming a phenomenon in local walks books that attract families and others to exploring the countryside in a leisurely way. It includes short walks for those living in or visiting popular areas of the country, written by those who know the area well. They provide a healthy hour or two of exercise, exploring parts of Britain’s countryside that the casual visitor might otherwise miss, pointing out interesting features along the way. Perfect walks for families.
From its source on the moors close to the north Cornish coast, the River Tamar runs 50 miles before emptying into the sea at Plymouth Sound. All along its route is an abundance of beautiful scenery and a rich variety of human and natural history.
The ten walks in this book invite you to explore the Tamar Valley along the tidal reaches in the south and also excursions in the higher parts of the Valley to see ancient churches and farms and places rich in wildflowers and birdsong. The walks cover:
* LANDULPHTO CARGREEN * BERE FERRERS &
WEIR QUAY * BERE ALSTON & THE RIVER *
MORWELLHAM * BRADSTONE TO GREYSTONE
BRIDGE *WERRINGTON * BOYTON
* TETCOTT AND LUFFINCOTT *
* TAMAR LAKES & THE BUDE CANAL *
* SOURCE OF THE TAMAR *
Distances vary but none is more than five miles long and each walk is designed for those who enjoy a leisurely amble and who like to stop to quietly enjoy the beauty and history of this special Valley.”
– A Boot Up the Tamar Valley, by Terry Faull.
Tamar Valley Maps
The Ordnance Survey `Explorer’ maps are available in standard quality (shown), as well as the all-weather type.