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Morwellham and Tamar Trails, Cornwall


  • Located in Gunnislake, Cornwall, South West England, England
  • The Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape is, in our opinion, one of the most remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK. Some of the ten areas that make up this UNESCO World Heritage Site have been turned into leisure attractions. The Tavistock and Tamar area is a good example
  • Today, you can explore this area on a series of off-road trails called the Morwellham and Tamar Trails. We'd recommend starting from the Tamar Trails Centre at Bedford Sawmills. Car park and visitor centre are pretty much in the middle of this series of trails. Follow the Devon Great Consols Mineral Railway Trail north and then west to the cluster of mines that formed Devon Great Consols. Follow the same Railway Trail south to the area around Morwellham Quay
  • You can hire bikes for a very reasonable price at the Tamar Trails Centre. Note that the Morwellham and Tamar Trails are among a range of leisure activities in the area. Also try Tree Surfing and Canoe Tamar
  • The full list of Morwellham and Tamar Trails is:
  • Wheal Maria Trail
  • Devon Great Consols Mineral Railway Trail
  • Wheal Josiah Trail
  • Chimney Rock Trail
  • Canal Tunnel Trail
  • Sheepridge Trail
  • By James Penman

External Links
www.tamarvalley.org.uk
Morwellham and Tamar Trails, Cornwall


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Devon Great Consols, Cornwall

Located in Gunnislake, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Devon Great Consols is a cluster of old mines by the Cornwall/Devon border. These mines were joined together, or consolidated, as Devon Great Consols. 'By 1864 [Devon Great Consols] had ranked as the largest copper mine...

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Tree Surfers, Cornwall

Located in Gunnislake, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Tree surfing is a buzz. You follow walkways and rope bridges, zip on wires and climb ladders high in the canopy of woods that slope down to the River Tamar. It's an exhilerating, sometimes terrifying, experience. We comp...

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Bedford Sawmills, Cornwall

Located in Gunnislake, Cornwall, South West England, England

Approximately 1.1 miles away.

Bedford Sawmills is a car parking area by the Tamar Trails Centre in the Tamar Valley AONB. We include it on PictureTheUK as a point of reference. It's a great place from which to explore this exceptional and under-visit...

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The Granary
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Less than a mile away.

Rates: 330 - 593 Per Week

This delightful semi detached rural barn conversion sits on a 250 acre working dairy farm set in the most gorgeous Devon countryside offering great local walking cycling riding fishing and wonderful wildlife. Just 3 mile...

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35 Valley Lodge, Honicombe Manor
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Approximately 1.7 miles away.

Total Bedrooms: 3; Maximum Occupants: 6; Rates: 455 - 1,190 Per Week

A premier reverse level house benefiting from a balcony off the living area and views stretching across the hills to Dartmoor....

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26 Valley Lodge, Honicombe Manor
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Approximately 1.7 miles away.

Total Bedrooms: 3; Maximum Occupants: 6; Rates: 455 - 1,190 Per Week

A VIP reverse level lodge benefiting from a balcony off the living area and views stretching across the hills to Dartmoor. Plus, enjoy relaxing on the patio in your own private hot tub!...

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