Tamar - Boyton - Devon  East: 232954  North: 91852
 River Tamar  East: 226987  North: 115593  
 Tamar - Between Devonport and Torpoint  East: 244384  North: 55258
 River Tamar - Southdown Quay, Millbrook  East: 243695  North: 52661  Lynda Ashwell - Residential Boat Owner  I'm not sure exactly how long my husband and I have been here. If I'm happy somewhere, years don't come into it. When you are content, you don't think about it. I feel that I may have the kind of life that people dream about.  Its a bit ramshackle, but this is where I really want to be. Its a beautiful setting where you can watch the deer, the egrets, the swans and the herons. Its an ever changing landscape that is like a painting. I'm a water sign and have never been far from the water.  I am at home here, love being here, feel that I was pulled here.  The river allows you to absorb its calmness, enables you to reflect, helps you to discover peace. The river gives life and it takes life.  It doesn't make any rules, it just flows.
 Tamar River - Woolley Moor  East: 227064  North: 116708
 River Tamar - Southdown Marina, Millbrook looking across to Plymouth  East: 243823  North: 52897
 River Tamar - Weir Quay, Devon  East: 243205 North: 64997  Andy Anderson - Local Resident  I’ve always been around water, the Tamar. All my life has been to do with the river. My first experience was the old ferry that used to carry cars and passengers across to Saltash before the road bridge was built in 1961. I went on days out with friends, mostly exploring different beaches to play football on.  My working life began at the marine engineering firm Fox & Haggart, which was based on the Barbican in Plymouth. I served my apprenticeship there, working on trawlers and coasters before moving on into the Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service that was based in the dockyard in Devonport and I ended up spending the rest of my career there.  I was born on the Isle of Man, but moved to Devon when I was two years old and always found that I was coming to spend time in Weir Quay, so it felt natural to move here in 1965. I go to the river bank every day. I wouldn’t say I’m drawn to it but certainly connected. I have come to know the river back to front - local knowledge you would say – the channels, the landmarks, the changes in the banks and wildlife that reflect the seasons.   The river represents freedom and a place to get away from people. I love the stillness and quietness of it – especially in a rowing boat when you can feel you are in the middle of nowhere.
 River Tamar - Woolley Moor  East: 227037  North: 116789
 River Tamar  East: 227043  North: 116775
 Tamar River - Woolley Wood  East: 227057  North: 116518
 River Tamar - Mendennick Barton, Millbrook  East: 242002  North: 53701  David Turner - Landowner and Farmer  There is a direct family connection to this land since 1597 and I myself was born and bred here. The central farm itself is around 450 acres but I have additional responsibility for estates on Maker, Anthony and Port Eliot which together totals over 1600 acres. You are conscious that there is a lot of history around here, with some settlements dating from the Iron Age. I feel that I am just passing through this land, hoping to improve it's condition, make the farm more up-to-date and leave a positive legacy which my son can carry forward.  To me the river represents a very convenient space between here and Plymouth.  It is a barrier to development and in that sense a force for good.  The estuary adjacent to my land is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and that has been very beneficial in establishing my organic business as an example of Higher Level Stewardship*.  In that sense, the river has helped me again and I'm thankful for that.  *The primary objectives of Higher Level Stewardship are the conservation of wildlife; the maintenance and enhancement of landscape quality and character; the protection of natural resources; the protection of the historic environment; the promotion of public access and understanding of the countryside.
 Tamar River - Woolley Wood  East: 227062  North: 116561
 River Tamar - Woolley Wood  East: 227285  North: 116531
 River Tamar - Border between West and East Youlstone  Left Image - Cornwall - East 226970  North 115566    Right Image - Devon - East: 226982  North: 115631
 Tamar - Luckett - Cornwall  East: 239575  North: 73984
 River Tamar - Garden Battery - Cornwall  Colbey Short (Aged 13)  I've been coming to this spot for over a year. The city is boring. I need to escape it. I feel drawn to the water and spend a lot of time by the river. There is no one around here, no one tombstoning. Its quiet. Most of my mates are sat at home on their X-Boxes. I like to come here by myself and explore at low tide. I like the freedom and the space. It helps me relax.  East: 245653 North: 53232
 River Tamar - Border between West and East Youlstone  East: 226922  North: 115623
 River Tamar - Southdown Marina, Millbrook  East: 243773  North: 52796
 Tamar Valley Vineyard – South Hooe  East: 242330 North:65583  Marcus and Heather Williams and Logan, Paula and Dave Williams  Marcus Williams…  Our family have owned this land on the Bere Penisular since 1958. My grandfather was a German prisoner of war who decided to stay in this country when the conflict ended. A builder by profession, he bought this plot and turned his hand to farming, but in his heart he always wanted a vineyard.  When my grandfather passed away in 2004, the land was passed down the family, which led to a process of rediscovery. Research uncovered that the patch of Devonian soil we owned was of a similar typography to the Rhur Valley which is so beloved by the Riesling grape. The area has a sheltered microclimate and further investigations led us to believing that the Madeleine Angevine, a white wine grape well suited for England’s cool climate and that is also popular in Germany, could actually thrive here. So, we planted our first vines in 2016 and have been clearing the land and developing it ever since.  My family is Bere Alston born and bred and we have deep roots in the area which we are even more conscious of now that we are land owners. Both my wife and I have spent time living and working away from the area, and I think there is a great deal of truth in the saying that you have to go away and then come back in order for you to appreciate what you have on your own doorstep.  This is an isolated and unique landscape that is slowly changing and we are aware that we are part of that process. We feel extremely privileged to be the custodians of this part of the Tamar Valley.
 Tamar - Merganser - Devon  East: 243022  North: 65293
 River Tamar - View from across St John's Lake to HMS Raleigh  East: 241135  North: 53958  St John's Lake is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is of national importance for its wintering population of around 6,000 wildfowl and 10,000 waders. The alga and eel grass beds are particularly important as they provide feeding areas for populations of Wigeon, Mute Swan, Brent Geese, Shelduck, Black Tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Knot, Oystercatchers, Curlew, Redshank, Plovers, Turnstone and Teal. 
 River Tamar - Border close to Youlstone Ham Bridge  Left Image - Cornwall - East: 227794  North:114695    Right Image - Devon - East: 227806  North: 114735
 Tamar - Torpoint Ferry  East: 244707  North: 55122
 River Tamar – Weir Quay, Devon  East: 243022 North: 65293  Val Anderson - Local Resident  I’ve always lived by this river and I cannot envisage any other way of life. I remember living on a wooden ship called the Merganser, the remnants of which can still be seen here today. It was during the Second World War and was with two other families, so you can image the size.  We moved to  dry land and Kiln Cottage in 1947.  So, I have lived on the river, learnt to walk on the river, learnt to swim in the river and learnt to row on the river. The Tamar has been integral to my life and I have always had a connection to it, either emotionally or physically. A boat, in whatever shape or form has always been a family possession and a source of fun, which has been passed down the generations as my daughter and grand-daughter continue to live in the hamlet.  I’ve always been able to look out onto the river. Everything seems to slow down, but with just a whisper of the wind it can all change, especially with  the spring tides – the river is in a hurry then. Its diverse, active, everchanging. Movement is constant.  During April through to October, from Cargreen up to South Hooe, the river gets congested with boats.  For me it detracts from the naturalness that already exists. This area has been designated an Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty, but it’s being threatened by over-development. However much it changes though, I simply cannot imagine being without it.
 River Tamar - Millbrook - Military Firing Range, Keep Out  East: 241535  North: 53862
 Tamar - Luckett - Cornwall  East: 239575  North: 73984
 Tamar - Polson Bridge - Devon  East: 235612  North: 84923
 River Tamar - Millbrook looking across to Plymouth  East: 242349  North: 53729
 River Tamar - Southdown Marina, Millbrook  East:  243870  North: 52836  Louise Spencer - Residential Boat Owner  I've slowly graduated to this place over a period of time and have been here for over 3 years now. I find the river soft, quiet, calming and healing.  I enjoy the scenery, the space, the different weathers and the constantly changing view - it can be quite gripping. I love the freedom that this lifestyle gives me and I love this spot. I feel drawn to the water and it is ever present here. You develop your own sense of time. You could easily get lost.
 Tamar - Horsebridge - Devon  East: 240050  North: 74903
 River Tamar - View across St John's Lake to HMS Raleigh  East: 241293  North: 53957
 Tamar - Polson Bridge - Cornwall  East: 235488  North: 84899
 River Tamar - Devil's Point - View from the 16th century Artillery Tower across the Narrows  East: 245933  North: 53370
 River Tamar – South Hooe, Devon  East: 241995  North: 64774  Jim Barnes - Local Resident  I have always preferred to live in the countryside with plenty of space around and the chance for outside work and projects. Where we live now is ideal. Connected to the road system by a dead-end road and to the river system-which used to be the main transport system - at various points on the farm.  I am the secretary for the local mooring association so am very much aware of the river, its tides, depths, and various hazards ranging from mud banks to large floating tree remains. The farm has a small harbour from which we can take sailing boats for winter storage. Removal and launching can only take place at high spring tides and this often means an early start on an autumn or spring morning when the sun is just rising. I have experienced many a frosty morning when the valley is shrouded in mist and the early morning sun is trying to break through. The colours, noises of the river birds and general serenity affects you.  The geography of where we are, being continually surrounded by water, means that it is like living on your own little island. The river is a barrier. It is a boundary. When I first moved here with my wife, we used to travel up the river, moor overnight and absorb our surroundings. They are all now very much ingrained in our lives.
 Tamar - Higher New Bridge - Devon  East: 234891  North: 86720
 River Tamar - Garden Battery - Cornwall  East: 245638 North: 53233
 Tamar - Thorn Point - Devon  East: 244006 North: 63999
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