“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

Tamar Trails

Tamar Trails Centre, Woodlands, Gulworthy, Tavistock PL19 8JE

Opening times

The Trails open all year round dawn till dusk Activities and Cafe open every school holiday plus every weekend

Special Offers


Tamar Trails

Explore the network of trails on bike or foot, try some outdoor activities or relax, enjoy and learn at the Tamar Trails Centre & Café. A great place for family days out in Devon or Cornwall whether you are on holiday or live locally. Dogs are welcome across the site. Come and see what we have to offer at this hidden gem in the Tamar Valley on the Devon and Cornwall border.

The Tamar Trails  is the hub for outdoor activities in this unique and stunning area of Devon, which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and part of the Cornwall & West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. Located in the Tamar Valley, just across the river from Cornwall, the venue houses a cafe, heritage centre, plus facilities for walking, running, mountain biking and outdoor activities perfect for group adventures and family days out in Devon or Cornwall.

Walking the Trails

There are over 25km of walking trails for you to explore from the Tamar Trails Centre. These hiking trails will lead you through the woods to breathtaking views of the Tamar Valley and a landscape shaped by the area’s mining heritage.  Situated between Tavistock and Callington on the Devon/Cornwall border, the walking trails are here for everyone to enjoy.

Running the Trails

Take a run through the woods on the historic Tamar Trails. Run for as far as you want, on your own or part of a group.  Each Saturday we host a Parkrun. Join us soon.

Biking the Trails

25 km of dedicated off-road mountain biking trails to entice families and committed bikers alike. This is a great venue for mountain biking in the Tamar Valley, attracting novices and committed mountain bikers from all over Devon and Cornwall.

The trails are free to use and open all year round, dawn till dusk. There is a parking fee of £2.40 for the day, and free after 6pm.

Bike hire is available for use on the trails. We have a fleet of high quality Marin mountain bikes for all ages and sizes.


Eat, drink and relax at the Beech Café.

Situated in a beauty spot high above the Tamar Valley with stunning views across the valley. The perfect spot to meet up with friends and enjoy a coffee or a fantastic lunch before exploring the trails or experiencing activities.

Canoe Tamar

Guided family canoe trips on the river Tamar. Join us on the River Tamar… take a scenic paddle from the historic Quay at Cotehele up river, past the village of Calstock and into the wilds of the upper tidal limits.

Our trips are suitable for complete beginners and ideal; for the whole family. Children as young as 3 years old are able to join  the trip and there is no upper age limit.

The trips last around 3 hours with about 2 hours on the water, plus a picnic break on the river bank. The trip costs £30 for adults and £24 for under 18’s with children under 5 going free.

To book please call 01822 833409

Go to the website here

Tree Surfers Activities

Tree Surfers High Ropes Course

Challenge your balance and co-ordination on our three adrenaline-fuelled, high ropes adventure courses. You’ll climb 50 feet up into the woodland canopy and then weave through the trees on our specially designed trail. Test your Tarzan-ometer ratings on a range of intricately constructed swings, bridges, tree top walk and zip wires.

When you come back down to earth between each of the three high ropes courses you’ll be on a natural high. Your journey is guaranteed to be a challenge, but you’ll always be linked up to a harness for safety. And will receive a full safety briefing before you leave the ground.

Your high ropes adventure will take around 2 to 3 hrs to get around, so please make sure you allow yourself enough time, especially if you’re planning to challenge yourself with another activity.

Cost £30 for adults and £24 for under 18’s

Book online here

Tree Surfers Junior

It’s still high up in the trees, just smaller scale to suit smaller scale people. This is Tree Surfing ideal for young climbers, surfers and riders.

Who is this for?

This is suitable for children 1m tall and upwards – who are active, bold and good with heights.

Children 6 years and under will need to be joined on the course by an adult. Children 7 years and older can face the challenge alone if they wish.

How long does it take?

You will have 1 hour to get as much out of the course as you can.

Cost: £16 per person, child or adult.

The Junior High Ropes is perfect for Birthday Parties. Take advantage of our birthday party package for groups of 6 or more children.

Experience the thrill and exhilaration of flying through the air on our BIG zip line stretching all the way from the tree canopy to the forest floor.

Book online here

The Big Zip

Our zip wire is one of the BEST in Cornwall and Devon, affording great canopy views of the Tamar Valley and a rush of adrenaline as you fly through the sky.

A great activity to do with friends, family or as part of a group, and is a great introduction to fun adventure in the trees.

Cost: £10 per zip.

Book online here.



Archery is an Olympic sport for a reason. It requires skill, accuracy and nerve to be a truly good shot.

Our instructors are trained to bring out the best in everyone from age 6 upwards. Sessions are available in hourly slots, although special packages can be arranged for businesses, schools and other organisations looking for team building activities with a difference.

Archery is a fantastic outdoor activity for all ages and abilities.

Cost: £16 per person for a 1 hour session.

Book online here

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