Other Things to Do in the Tamar Valley

Woodland Riders – downhill mountain bike trails

A number of downhill mountain bike trails in the Tamar Valley. Woodland Riders is a not for profit membership only facility but visitors to the area can get daily passes. Day passes can be purchased in advance by phone on 01822 618178 or by phone or in-person on the day from Dartmoor Cycles (01822 618178).

There are three amazing tracks weaving through dense woodland near Gawton Mine on the Devon bank of the Tamar. There is nowhere else in the West Country offering tracks of this caliber.
The full-on downhill track, named Super-Tavi has some massively difficult sections and, along with the second downhill track, named Egypt, really requires a downhill bike, body armour, some downhill experience and nerves of steel.
The third track, named HSD (High Speed Descent), is more of a freeride, cross-country track and can be easily ridden with a cross-country (hard-tail) bike with front suspension and a cross-country helmet.www.woodlandriders.com


The Barn Climbing Wall – indoor climbing wall

The Barn is a dedicated climbing venue, so if you are passionate about climbing or obsessed with bouldering then you will feel right at home. Housed in a massive barn, this uniquely crafted wall and free standing boulder provides a friendly and social place to train hard and meet other climbers.For beginners the Barn provides a selection of different courses to get you started, as well as support from our friendly and experienced staff to develop and improve your climbing skills. You can hire climbing shoes and harnesses from the Barn, we have a shop and great cafe facilities for those who are just watching.Open every day, £5 for adults and £4.50 for under 18’s. Please see website for full details.


Activities in Cornwall and Devon

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