Where We Row
We are lucky to row on a beautiful and scenic stretch of river which is part of the Tamar Valley AONB and also within the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. From the water, we have a great opportunity to see both important industrial archaeology and wonderful wildlife. Birdlife includes grey herons, egrets, avocets, oyster-catchers, buzzards, kingfishers and more. We do see a grey seal in the river from time to time, deer can sometimes be seen on the banks, and otters are present but a rare treat.
We launch from the public slipway at Weir Quay and row a tidal section of the River Tamar, with one hour sessions generally rowing upstream as far as Halton Quay or downstream past Cargreen. Longer rows may take us down past the Brunel Bridge, occasionally as far as Barnpool beach on the Mount Edgecumbe Estate for a picnic; and rowing further upstream can take us past Cotehele Quay, as far as historic Morwellham Quay, perhaps via the Tamar Inn at Calstock.