Please note: While the Tamar Valley Line will continue to run, signalling upgrades mean sections of the Cornish main line will be closed between Tues 27 Feb and Sun 10 March with buses replacing trains on affected routes. Full details
Bere Alston station on the Bere Peninsula in the beautiful Tamar Valley is the starting point for some great walks.
The village is around ten minutes walk from the station. It’s uphill, but a steady climb and not particularly steep. Turn left as you leave the station approach and follow the road. As you get to the village centre, you’ll see Bere Alston’s pub, the Edgcumbe Hotel which is on the Tamar Valley Line Rail Ale Trail.
There is a bus service between Bere Alston village and Tavistock which runs approximately hourly until 18 00 or so, Mondays to Saturday. No buses on Sunday. A couple of these buses serve the station (mainly at commuting time). The buses are run by Stagecoach – see timetables.
The flower tubs on the disused platform at Bere Alston station are looked after by the local Scouts.
Calstock is a lovely riverside village, just half an hour from Plymouth. Arrive over the Calstock Viaduct then explore the village’s pubs, cafe and ice cream parlour. Take a walk alongside the Tamar and through the woods to Cotehele National Trust.
Bere Ferrers is a lovely village set against the scenic backdrop of the River Tavy and sits within the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village pub, The Plough Inn, is family run and its menu is freshly cooked using local ingredients.
Gunnislake is the final station on the Tamar Valley Line. The village – which is about 0.75 miles from the station – is home to three pubs: the Cornish Inn, the Buccaneer Inn and the Rising Sun Inn. Each of these, plus the Queen’s Head in nearby Albaston, are on the Tamar Valley Line Rail Ale Trail.