Buying Tickets to Calstock
Plymouth to Calstock£
Off-Peak Day Return. Valid after the morning peak, and anytime weekends or Bank Holidays.
Visit this picturesque village on the banks of the River Tamar.
Have a relaxing day out in Calstock away from the crowds. It’s just half an hour from Plymouth on the scenic Tamar Valley Line. Explore the village, enjoy some top pub food, treat yourself to an artisan ice cream and take a refreshing riverside walk.
Enjoy some great riverside views and excellent local food from The Tamar Inn, which offers both eat-in and takeaway (booking essential on 01822 832487 or on Facebook). Or check out the village’s other great pub, The Boot.
Also not to be missed is the artisan ice cream from Valenti’s ice cream parlour, also on the riverbank.
For children, there is also a ship-themed play area in the centre of the village next to the river where you could bring a picnic and enjoy some relaxing family time. Just watch out for the ducks as they are partial to the odd sandwich too!
Take a riverside walk to Cotehele – but please note that pre-booking is essential, including for National Trust members. The garden, toilets, countryside and quay are currently open – other areas including the house and Barn Restaurant are closed.
The attractive walk from Calstock is 1.2 miles each way (download directions) and is mainly flat on quiet lanes. There is one steep section as you walk up into the woods but the views at the top over the river, viaduct and valley below make it all worthwhile.
If you don’t want to visit the gardens, from the woods instead take the left hand fork of the path which will take you down to Cotehele Quay. The kiosk on the quay is serving refreshments daily.
The Quay is also the home of Shamrock, an old Tamar Sailing Barge that is currently undergoing restoration.
If you’ve still got plenty of energy and want a longer walk, you can walk through the woods and loop up to the main house (currently closed) and still retrace your steps back to Calstock where you catch the train back to Plymouth.
Latest travel advice (12th April 2021)
Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in stations unless you are exempt. If you can, please buy your ticket online on the GWR app or website. Please also remember to wash your hands and use social distancing. Read more on GWR’s Covid advice page.
33 minutes from Plymouth
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