Gunnislake to Calstock (Overview)


Gunnislake & Calstock, on Tamar Valley Line from Plymouth

Walk Length & Gradient

5 miles return walk (Jaunt). Hilly

OS Explorer map(s)

108, Lower Tamar Valley & Plymouth

Walk Link(s) and Source(s)

Railwalks Route

A pretty route which follows part of the 35 mile Tamar Valley Discovery Trail between Plymouth and Launceston.  You’ll get excellent views of various stretches of the River Tamar, tranquil farmland and the striking viaduct at Calstock. There are signs of Cornwall’s industrial past throughout, with several mining chimneys to be seen.

Although most of the route is on quiet country lanes, there are stretches by the river that can get muddy.

Other Useful Information

There are pubs at both Calstock and Gunnislake, and shops in Gunnislake.

A visit to the National Trust’s Cotehele House is an “optional extra” when you arrive in Calstock, with the three-mile diversion to the house and back well worth doing. Our walk directions tell you where to leave Calstock to get to the house, but you’ll also find directions here courtesy of the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership’s leaflet.