Buying Tickets to Calstock
Plymouth to Calstock£
Off-Peak Day Return. Valid after the morning peak, and anytime weekends or Bank Holidays.
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
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.
Also not to be missed is the artisan ice cream from Valenti’s ice cream parlour, also on the riverbank (check opening times to avoid disappointment).
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 walk alongside the river and up through the woods to Cotehele.
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 serves refreshments.
The Quay is also the home of Shamrock, an old Tamar Sailing Barge 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 and still retrace your steps back to Calstock where you catch the train back to Plymouth.
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.
Bere Alston station on the Bere Peninsula in the beautiful Tamar Valley is the starting point for some great walks.
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.