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Waterways of Cornwall

River Tamar

Waterway's place in Cornwall :

The whole river forms the boundary between Devon and Cornwall.

Description:

This tidal river runs 19 miles from Weir Head to Plymouth, where it enters Plymouth Harbour and the English Channel

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The parts of the waterway within Cornwall are highlighted on the Table of Distances below.

River Tamar: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

The whole river forms the boundary between Devon and Cornwall.

Weir Head

Site of former Weir Head Lock

0

0

N

0

Morwellham Quay

Morwell Rocks

1.8

0

N

0

New Quay

2.5

0

N

0

Okeltor

3.3

0

N

0

Calstock

4.6

0

N

0

Halton Quay

7.9

0

N

0

Pentille

8.5

0

N

0

Weirquay

10.5

0

N

0

Cargreen

12

0

N

0

Tavy Junction

River Tavy junction

13.1

0

N

0

Saltash Railway Bridge

14.6

0

N

0

St Germans River Junction

15.4

0

N

0

Devonport

17.5

0

N

0

Plymouth

19

0

N

0

NOTE: N and U in the Navigable column above indicates that the node is navigable or unnavigable. If a D appears here it means that navigation is difficult or restricted to smaller craft.

 

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