Author Archives: Kate Blake

Guided Family Canoe Trips this Easter Holidays

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Guided family canoe trip on the river Tamar at Easter 2021 Duration: 2.5 hoursSuitable for: Complete Beginners Aged 3+To book call: 01822 833409 If you are looking for a truly relaxing way to enjoy the stunning scenery and wildlife that the Tamar Valley has to offer, then there is simply no better way to do it than with a Canoe Tamar safari.Our daily guided family canoe trips all start and finish from Cotehele QuayThe river Tamar divides Cornwall and Devon. The canoe

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8 Ways to get your Kids into the Outdoors this Spring!

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Great ideas to get you kids up and into the outdoors this spring. Kids camera Being in charge of the camera is always fun and gives kids a sense of being in control of the adventure. They can take the pictures they want, of you, of the place or what they are doing, its their call. With the advent of smart phones, you (or a relative) may have an old camera sitting in a drawer – Or you could buy

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Top 5 bike trails near Plymouth for adventurous families

Family bike trails near Plymouth

Top 5 bike trails near Plymouth for adventurous families My eight year-old and I love getting out on the bikes and exploring up and down the Devon and Cornwall border. There are so many fantastic scenic bike trails near to Plymouth that show off the best of our coast and countryside. How many of our top five off-road cycling trails can you tick off? The Granite Way, Okehampton to Lydford, Devon The Granite Way runs for 11 miles along the

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Great adventures for kids that won’t cost a thing

Walking the Tamar Trails

Stuck for ideas of what to do with the kids during the school holidays? We’ve come up with the following suggestions to keep them entertained without spending a penny! The Tamar Trails Centre is a fantastic resource for letting off steam, with 25km of trails running through the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Here are our top things to do with the family to make the most of this amazing landscape: Go for a stroll Setting out on

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Mountain biking for all the family in the Tamar Valley

Family mountain biking

A fun family activity whatever the weather has in store this summer, mountain biking offers an affordable day out for those of us keeping an eye on the purse strings. We have our own fantastic mountain biking resource right here in the Tamar Valley so you don’t have to travel far for easy, energy-burning entertainment. The Tamar Trails – a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – offers an awesome 25km of dedicated off-road, traffic-free mountain biking trails not far

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A guide to exploring the River Tamar by canoe

Guided Family Canoe Trips in August

We’re going to let you in on a secret… Nothing beats canoeing the River Tamar for out and out fun. There is no finer way to see the Tamar Valley than from a canoe, serenely paddling along the border of Devon and Cornwall, passing unspoilt woodland and meadows and glimpsing rarely trodden paths. You’re guaranteed to come away buzzing, an adrenaline rush not just from completing a brilliant adventure, but from discovering a magical, hidden world. One where birds swoop

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Tree Surfers Junior – its first birthday!

Birthdays at Tree Surfers Junior

Happy Birthday Tree Surfers Junior. When we launched a junior version of Tree Surfers last summer we had no idea what a massive response it would get. The concept was a simple one…to offer something that was still high up in the trees with rope bridges, zip lines, walkways and obstacles, just smaller scale to suit smaller scale people. Oh, and be the first place in the South West to do so. We wanted to incorporate the same element of

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Our Favourite Walk

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The Bedford United Walk As regular dog walkers ourselves, the Tamar Trails staff have voted the Bedford United walk as the current favourite! Why its our favourite? Fantastic river views A great vista across the flood plains Variation of terrain from very steep paths and steps, to quite flat It passes the old mine entrance (Gated to make safe – but still accessed by the Mine Exploration Society) Creative use of natural materials to carve a path through the landscape. small

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Free activities at the Tamar Trails this February Half Term

Family walking Tamar Trails

Our top tips on Free activities for everyone in the family to do at the Tamar Trails From kids activity sheets to biking –  bring the dog, explore on foot….just come and enjoy this amazing landscape which is free for every one to use! Biking The trails are really varied here; we have flat routes that are good for children and buggies, albeit with the occasional muddy section. And steeper more technical routes for the more adventurous families and mountain bikers. Overall

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South West Riders – Fun Ride

Horse riding on the Tamar Trails

South West Riders are orgainsing a fun horse ride around the Tamar Trails. Date: Sunday 3rd April 2016 Time:  10am to 12pm. Cost: £15 per adult, £10 under sixteen The majority of the route will be on the Tamar Trails, a 25 km network of multi-use trails in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which have been created in the old mining area of Devon Great Consols visit www.tamartrails.co.uk. The route will be marked, and riders go at

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