Tamar Estuary

Ben Watkins

Tamar Estuary

This reserve, together with adjoining parts of the estuary, forms one of the largest areas of mudflats in the south-west

Location

1.25 miles north of Saltash
Saltash
A static map of Tamar Estuary

Know before you go

Size
109 hectares

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

There is a footpath that goes from Cargreen to Landulph. This may be wet and slippery at certain times of the year

Access

Public footpaths around the reserve. Terrain can be difficult, contact the Trust for further access information.

Dogs

Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

All year round

About the reserve

This reserve, together with adjoining parts of the estuary, forms one of the largest areas of mudflats in the south west. An abundance of invertebrate animals live in the mud. Shelduck are resident here, and kingfishers may sometimes be seen. The estuary supports a large wintering population of avocet. On a winter's day, there is likely to an astonishing number of feeding waders to be seen.

Contact us

Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01872 273939