Visit this picturesque village on the banks of the River Tamar.

How to visit by train

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.

Couple walking from Calstock to Cotehele
Lishe cafe in Calstock
Calstock artwork
Cotehele House near Calstock

Cotehele National Trust – walk here from Calstock station (1.2 miles).

Explore the village

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!

Tamar Inn, CalstockCalstock play areaValenti's ice cream parlour, Calstock
Cotehele National Trust with daffodils in foreground

Walk to Cotehele National Trust

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.

Riverside walks

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.

Coming by train

Calstock station is on the Tamar Valley Line which begins at Plymouth.

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33 minutes from Plymouth

The village is a 5 minute walk down the hill from the station.

Buying Tickets to Calstock

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