30th January, 2023

Cotehele this half term – visit by train

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Hop on the scenic Tamar Valley line this half term and get the whole family out enjoying nature at the National Trust’s Cotehele. See what’s on: 

Little Gardener’s family trail  (10:00 – 16:00 every day from Saturday 4th to Sunday 26th of Feb)

  • No booking needed
  • Free event

It’s time for the family to get out in the garden! From the 4th – 26th February go and try out Cotehele’s Little Gardeners trail. Even in the winter there are so many things to do to keep the gardens looking tidy and the Cotehele gardeners need your help.

Become a Little Gardener and complete activities such as sowing seeds, smelling herbs, watching birds and finding your very own nature treasures. Can you help get the garden ready for spring?

Guided wildlife walk (11:00 to 12:30 on Sunday 19th of Feb)

  • No booking needed
  • Free event

Join Andrew for a fascinating winter ramble around the Cotehele estate. Discover the work their busy rangers have been carrying out and look out for birds, insects and early spring flowers.

Note – Once you’ve paid for admission (and, if you’re a National Trust member, you don’t even need to do that), all the activities above are free with no need to book in advance.

Getting there

Hop on the train from Plymouth to Calstock and enjoy a scenic 30 minute trip on the Tamar Valley Line.  From Calstock station, it’s a picturesque 1.2-mile walk to Cotehele.

The Off-Peak Day Return fare from Plymouth to Calstock is £6.70 for adults, with 5-15 year-olds half price, and under 5’s go free.

Buy your ticket on the Great Western Railway website or app, or at Plymouth station before boarding the train.

Save a third off the above adult fares for you and a friend (with kids travelling for just £1) with a Devon & Cornwall Railcard – just £12 a year for local residents.

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