Starting in the town centre, this walk follows the River Tavy, passing by the remains of the town’s medieval abbey and through The Meadows, the attractive park which includes a popular children’s playground, tennis courts and bowling green. The route then follows the canal, built during the early 1800s to transport copper from the rich mines around Tavistock to the bustling port of Morwellham on the River Tamar. You can walk along the canal through quiet woodlands as far as the aqueduct over the River Lumburn, before returning along the same route. The whole walk is about four and a half miles in length but you can turn back at any point.


We want you to get the most out of your visit to Tavistock, here you will find all the information you need to plan your visit so no time will be wasted when you arrive.


Tavistock Visitor Information Centre, Courtgate,

Bedford Square,

Tavistock, Devon PL19 0AE


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