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 at the Tamar Inn, treat yourself to an artisan ice cream at Valenti’s and take a refreshing riverside walk to Cotehele National Trust.

Couple walking from Calstock to Cotehele

The River Tamar at Calstock

Lishe cafe in Calstock

Lishe cafe in Calstock

Fish and chips with roaring fire in background

Enjoy great local food at the Tamar Inn

Cotehele House near Calstock

Cotehele National Trustwalk here from Calstock station (1.2 miles).

Explore the village

Enjoy some great riverside views and excellent local food from The Tamar Inn (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 (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!

For the grown-ups, visit the village’s Lime Kiln Gallery and Salmagundi Gallery.

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

Walk to Cotehele National Trust

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.

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 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.

Coming by train

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

33 minutes from Plymouth

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

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