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Welcome to your introduction to self-guided walks from stations on the Great Scenic Railways of Devon & Cornwall, picturesque branch lines in the far South West of England.

Walks all start and end at rural railway stations served by regular, year round train services. All offer either circular or linear walks that may lead you along idyllic country lanes or interesting urban trails. So leave your car behind and explore these scenic routes at your leisure.

Take the train and explore the wooded valleys, wildlife and nautical heritage of the Looe Valley Line between Liskeard and Looe. We can guide you on a range of walks from the Maritime Line which runs between Truro and Falmouth, home of Pendennis Castle and The National Maritime Museum. The Tamar Valley Line trails take you deep into the mining and market garden heritage of the Devon and Cornwall border from Plymouth. Trails for the St Ives Bay Line, The Atlantic Coast Line, between Par and Newquay, and the Tarka Line, between Exeter and Barnstaple in North Devon will follow. In the meantime there are some walks ideas for the St Ives Bay and Tarka Lines on those pages.

Walks range from a gentle stroll of 3km (2 miles) to more strenuous hikes of up to 18km (11miles).

So use the links above to enjoy discovering more about the trails through these stunning rural locations.


Visit our sister sites - Great Scenic Railways of Devon & Cornwall and Rail Ale Trails.


Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership | School of Geography | University of Plymouth | Plymouth PL4 8AA
Tel/Fax: 01752 233094
Email: railpart@plymouth.ac.uk