This pretty little Cornish village sits close to the Devon Border, next to the River Tamar in the Tamar Valley AONB.
This walk takes you south from the village to visit one of the highlights of the area at Cotehele House.
The walk starts in the village where you can pick up the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail and follow the waymarked footpath south along the River Tamar to Hatches Green. The route continues towards Hare Wood and Calstock, passing close to the pretty Morwhellham Quay on the other side of the river. You then head west along the river to Cotehele House, passing the impressive Calstock Viaduct on the way. The National Trust property dates from the Tudor period and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and orchards.
PostcodePL18 9JW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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The Rising Sun Inn is a good choice for refreshment in the village. The charming, oak beamed country pub dates back to the 17th century. They have some lovely terraced gardens where you can enjoy a meal with a view over the Tamar Valley. You can find them at postcode PL18 9BX for your sat navs.
In Calstock you could stop off at the Tamar Inn for refreshments on the walk. The historic 17th century free house sits on the banks of the River Tamar. It was allegedly once a meeting place for smugglers and highwaymen. Built on a split level, it sits close by the waterfront in the village centre at a postcode of PL18 9QA.
The woodland and river trails make for a fine dog walk. The Rising Sun mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
A few miles to the west of the village you could climb to the nearby Kit Hill for fine views over the surrounding area.
Near here there's also the town of Callington where you can enjoy a climb to the Cadson Bury Iron Age Hill fort. From the ancient site there are more great views over the River Lynher Valley.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cornwall Walks page.