Train on Calstock viaduct

Tamar Valley Line

Plymouth - Gunnislake

Leaving the city of Plymouth behind you, immerse yourself in the views of the Tamar Valley.

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Leaving the city of Plymouth behind you, immerse yourself in the views of the Tamar Valley.

Take a window seat and enjoy the rolling countryside, sleepy villages and tranquil river crossings. Across the viaduct, explore the village of Calstock, with its great pubs and ice cream parlour.


The highlight of the journey is when the train slowly creeps down over the Calstock viaduct and you are 120 feet high looking down on the river below. Look closely out of the window and see the National Trust house Cotehele nestled in the woods.

Dogs are welcome on the train.

Calstock viaduct with train and boats
Couple walking at Calstock

Walking alongside the river at Calstock

Bere Ferrers station

Bere Ferrers station – visit for a great walk from the railway.

Ice cream in front of Calstock Viaduct

Valenti’s ice cream parlour is just a short walk down the hill from Calstock station

Cotehele House near Calstock

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

Calstock viaduct as seen from Cotehele woods

The view back to the viaduct from Cotehele’s woods.

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Walk to the beautiful Cotehele House

from Calstock station

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Pubs full of character

If you fancy a quiet pint over-looking the river then look no further than the Tamar Inn. The pub dates from the 17th century and was once the haunt of smugglers and highwaymen.


Good local food, real ales and regular live music all go to make this a great pub to visit on a day out. You can also combine it with trips to other fantastic pubs as part of the Tamar Valley Rail Ale Trail.


Cotehele House and Gardens

Cotehele is a Tudor House perched high above the River Tamar.

Explore the outside in the formal gardens or the estate walks.

The estate can be reached from Calstock station by a lovely 1.2 mile walk. The walk follows the banks or the river before climbing up into the woods of the estate (get directions).

Bere Ferrers Spring Flower Show

Every year the village of Bere Ferrers plays host to a riot of spring colour with its annual Spring Flower Show. With 48 different categories just for spring flowers, as well as cakes and jams.

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Plymouth to Gunnislake



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