Tamar Valley National Landscape
The Tamar Valley National Landscape is located on the border of Devon and Cornwall, and includes the lower valleys of the Tamar, Tavy and Lynher. The area is famous for its mining heritage landscape and market gardening history and is a haven for wildlife.
The Tamar Valley was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1995, making it the youngest AONB in the country.
It is nationally important, due to its;
- rare valley and water landscape
- landscape of high visual quality
- unique wildlife resource
- remarkable heritage
- landscape or artistic and public appeal
Our landscape has survived better than most, partly because of its steepness, difficult access and relative geographical isolation, and as a consequence retains many small intricate features. Much of the medieval structure of the farmed countryside is still intact, with its small fields, high hedgebanks, deep narrow lanes, small farmsteads, great estates and remarkable 15th century stone bridges. The survival of this heritage is nationally important, but increasingly rare and currently more threatened than ever before.
The Tamar Valley National Landscape team works in partnership to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the Tamar Valley, through a range of projects and initiatives that benefit the communities of the Tamar Valley, the landscape and its wildlife. By learning a little more through our website about what we’re doing to keep the Tamar Valley special, we hope you will join us in whatever way you can in looking after this treasured place.
Family Day, Kit Hill
Drawing & Exploring Day, Cotehele
Above Lopwell Dam