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Lower Tamar Paddle

Boating house of Pentillie Castle on the bank of the Lower Tamar

This is a water based journey involving a days exploration of parts of the beautiful River Tamar, between Calstock and Saltash. It follows the 19th Century trade-route to Plymouth, meandering through the mining and market garden industries that line the banks of the Tamar in East Cornwall.

- See Tamar Paddle flyer for details -

Insight of the canoe journey

Tide dependent, we embark-in our rafted canoes– upon the first stage of our trip from Calstock following the River Tamar.  Here we pass under the impressive rail bridge, and paddle past Cotehele, and on towards one of the smallest chapels in Cornwall.

Down past expansive reed beds and meandering features, we flow past small communities before arriving at Saltash's distinctive bridges.

Watertight barrels are provided for your lunch and drinks, which can be enjoyed in the vicinity of Pentillie Estate.

River Tamar Map

Cost of the event

  • £500 per group (September to end of April)
  • £850 per group (May to August)
    Maximum group size of 30
    + additional cost of minibus/coach hire

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