Location

Weir Quay Boatyard is set on the Devon banks of the River Tamar, which marks the boundary between Devon and Cornwall and forms part of the mining landscape World Heritage Site. It is in the heart of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is a European Special Area of Conservation due to the wide array of rare visiting birds.

Only 6 miles upriver from Plymouth Sound and 2 nautical miles from Brunel's famous railway bridge, the spectacular Tamar Valley provides a beautiful and peaceful backdrop to the 120 sheltered deepwater swinging moorings.

In just an hour, or up to 1 1/2 hours if you are punching the tide, you are in Plymouth Sound with access to some of the finest cruising waters in England.  Here are just a few suggestions.

You can reach open water from the moorings at all stages of all tides, although the channel is narrow and unpredictable for a short stretch downriver of Cargreen and you will need to know your way when taking a keel boat down at low water springs. Click here for instructions on navigating to Weir Quay

There are spectacular inland cruising waters surrounding the Boatyard and good anchorages for 6 miles upriver of Weir Quay, past the National Trust quayside at Cotehele and beyond the Cornish village of Calstock with its impressive viaduct to the historic Morwhellam Quay. Also nearby is the beautiful Lynher River with its tranquil anchorage at Dandy Hole.

By road we are 7 miles from the historic market town of Tavistock, which lies on the edge of Dartmoor, and 15 miles from the centre of Plymouth.