Things To Do in the Beautiful Tamar Valley

 

Langstone Manor Park sits at the eastern edge of the Tamar Valley. The 75 square miles of beautiful scenery in this area has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It’s for good reason too. Dotted with ancient towns and villages, this stunning example of the West Country landscape is a haven for wildlife. Miles of walking trails also crisscross the area.

 

Tamar Valley walking trail from Tamerton Foliat to Launceston

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A history of mining and more

Tavistock – the most eastern town in the Tamar Valley region – is also the closest to our park. Designated a UNESCO world heritage site, Tavistock invites you to literally step back in time and discover the historic wealth and influence that Devon and Cornwall derived from mining.

 

Launceston marks the northern edge of the valley. Just a half-hour drive from our holiday park, a trip here will bring you to an ancient Norman castle. It’s thought Robert, Count of Mortain built Launceston castle from shale stone. This replaced the wooden structure around 1068, shortly after the Norman Conquest.

 

Launceston’s steam railway operates from the centre of town to Newmills, just 2.5 miles away. The short trip ends at a farm park, making Launceston an excellent day out for families with small children.

 

A haven for walkers and wildlife

Near Gunnislake, just minutes from us, you will find the Tamar Valley Centre. It’s here that you can learn about some of the unique wildlife found in the Tamar Valley area. The Greater Horseshoe Bat, avocets and little egrets are just some of the unusual animals you’ll find in the area. Guided walks or maps for those who enjoy exploring on their own can be found here.

 

Tamar Valley has lots to offer for nature buffs. Meditative forest bathing walks, hiking trails of varying difficulties and extreme activities like tree surfing await the adventurous!

 

Whether you are looking for a family-friendly day out, a walking trail with breath-taking views or historically interesting towns and villages, the Tamar Valley has it all!

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