3.4 of 5 (15 votes)

Calstock to Cotehole

A leisurely walk (riverside) in Cornwall, England, about 4.30km (2.67 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 74m (242ft)
Descent 107m (351ft)
Max. Elevation 80m (262ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 181m (593ft)
Start & End
Distance 4.30km
Duration ~1:15h
Created by Anonymous Walker on 15 Aug 2014
A Cornish walk without the coast! It may seem unnatural to some lovers of Cornwall, but this route along the river Tamar shows the other side of this glorious county. From Calstock, enjoy riverside and woodland walking to reach Cotehole House and quay (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cotehele). Retrace your steps back to Calstock for a beer in one of the town's pubs.

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Walk Map

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Take the train to Calstock station. Turn left when leaving the station, then left again to go beneath the railway bridge.
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Turn right at the end of the road to follow the river.
About 0.21 km (~0.13 miles) from
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Follow Lower Kelly enjoying the views of the river Tamar. At the end take the left-hand footpath then go right at the junction.
About 0.94 km (~0.58 miles) from
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The path weaves through the woodland along the river.
About 0.28 km (~0.17 miles) from
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Continue to Cotehole quay, where there are refreshments available.
About 0.56 km (~0.35 miles) from
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A footpath heads uphill to the National Trust's Cotehole House, which is worth visiting (free to members of course).
About 0.42 km (~0.26 miles) from
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Rejoin the footpath through the woods to head back towards Calstock.
About 0.49 km (~0.3 miles) from
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Return to Calstock, popping into the Tamar Inn before catching the train home: www.tamar-inn.co.uk
About 1.09 km (~0.68 miles) from

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