14th November, 2016

Tamar Valley health walks

Hop on the train and enjoy a scenic health walk in the Tamar Valley.

The Tamar Valley AONB runs a great programme of free health walks every week – see their Wednesday programme and Thursday programme. Some of the walks link up with trains from/to Plymouth. For example:

Thursday 17th November 2016
Drakewalls to Calstock
90-minute walk

First up, buy a Tamar Valley Line Ranger ticket (£5.60) at Plymouth station. Then take the 08 40 to Gunnislake and enjoy the 45-minute scenic journey into the Tamar Valley (see video below).

From Gunnislake station, it’s then just a 5-minute walk to the Tamar Valley AONB Centre (see map).

The walk starts from the Centre at 10 10. It is a scenic walk mainly along the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail, largely on country roads, from Drakewalls to Calstock. There is one steep hill.

Mention to the walk leader that you are travelling by train, and they will make sure that you arrive in Calstock in time for the 11 56 from Calstock station back to Plymouth (taking just over half an hour). Find out more by calling the Tamar Valley Centre on 01822 835030 or email info@tamarvalley.org.uk.

Another option
If the Wednesday/Thursday walks don’t fit your schedule, read our guide to a self-guided walk. It is from Calstock station to the National Trust’s Cotehele property to enjoy at your leisure:

Read our guide to the Calstock-Cotehele walk

Part funded by the Designated Community Rail Development Fund. The Fund is backed by the Department for Transport and the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (now Community Rail Network).