Mountain Biking

Tamar Valley - Gawton Downhill Venue

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Three tracks have been built in the Tamar Valley AONB: Super Tavi, Egypt and HSD (High Speed Descent). The routes might have quirky, even slightly terrifying, names - but the thrill of speeding downhill over roots and rocks has growing appeal for mountain bikers from near and far.

Want to find out more? Find the 'Tamar Valley' on Facebook. Go to or join the Woodland Riders Club to try the tracks for yourself!

The Tamar Valley AONB Unit has worked hard to make the whole project possible by garnering valuable support from partners, and obtaining the funding. Around £80,000 has been raised from the Heritage Lottery Fund, European Regional Development Fund, Natural England and South West Regional Development Agency, Devon County Council, and invaluable support from West Devon Borough Council in a vital administration role for the Tamar Valley Mining Heritage Project as a whole.

The tracks are locally known as 'Gawton Downhill', but can be found in Maddacleave Wood not far from Bere Alston, Devon.

Filmed and Edited by Ruth Davies and Aaron Bartlett.

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