How to get here

By train

Take the Tamar Valley Line from Plymouth to Calstock station. From there it's a lovely 1½-mile walk, signposted from the station, along the River Tamar and up a steep hill through the woods. Follow the signs. Bring a torch for late afternoons in the winter months.

By road

FROM PLYMOUTH, via the Tamar Bridge, follow the A388 towards Callington. After passing through the village of St Mellion, watch for the St Mellion Golf Club ’Viverdon Down’ roundabout. Take the third exit off this roundabout towards St Dominick. Follow the Cotehele signs through the village of St Dominick and the hamlet of Bohetherick for 3.5 miles to Cotehele. FROM TAVISTOCK follow the A390 towards Callington. Cross the River Tamar via Gunnislake New Bridge. Continue up the hill, passing the petrol station on your left. Just after entering the village of St Ann’s Chapel, follow signs to Cotehele. FROM LAUNCESTON, follow the A388 towards Callington/Saltash/Plymouth. At the St Mellion Golf Club ’Viverdon Down’ roundabout, take the first exit towards St Dominick. Follow the Cotehele signs through the village of St Dominick and the hamlet of Bohetherick for 3.5 miles to Cotehele. FROM LISKEARD follow the A390 to Callington. From Callington follow the A388 for 2.3 miles towards Saltash/Plymouth. At the St Mellion Golf Club ’Viverdon Down’ roundabout, take the first exit towards St Dominick. Follow the Cotehele signs through the village of St Dominick and the hamlet of Bohetherick for 3.5 miles to Cotehele.

Parking: free

Sat-Nav: Sat navs get very confused in the small lanes so we recommend you do not use it for your journey.

By foot

Cotehele is a lovely 1½-mile walk from Calstock along the River Tamar and up a steep hill through the woods. Follow the signs. Bring a torch for late afternoons in the winter months.

By ferry

There's a ferry service running between the village of Calstock and Cotehele Quay. The Calstock Ferry is an independent operation licensed by Cornwall Council to carry 12 passengers. 'Brogh' is ideal for carrying buggies and bicycles. Passengers are reminded to stay off the slipways at all times until the skipper indicates it is okay to embark. Around low water on spring tides, or during inclement weather, there may be delays or cancellations. Trips take approximately 15 minutes. SERVICE: April - October: Weekends and bank holidays; Easter: Wednesday 1 April - Friday 10 April; May half-term: Monday 25 May - Friday 29 May; Summer: Wednesday 15 July - Sunday 4 September; Autumn half-term: Monday 26 October - Friday 30 October; DEPARTURES FROM CALSTOCK: 11am 12.30pm 2pm 3.30pm 5pm DEPARTURES FROM COTEHELE: 11.15am 12.45pm 2.15pm 3.45pm 5.15pm FARES: Single £3 Return £5 Children half -price Under 5s free Season ticket (unlimited travel for two adults and two children) £30; For more information please contact: jkbell25@yahoo.co.uk telephone: 01822 833314 www.calstock-ferry.com

By bus

> The closest bus stop is in the village of Calstock. Take the Plymouth Citybus number 79 to Calstock Quay, then follow the directions by foot. Find the 79 bus schedule on 01752 662271 (08:00 - 16:30 Monday to Thursday 08:00 - 16:00 Fridays) or www.plymouthbus.co.uk.

By cycle

NCN27, 9 miles. Hilly route from Tavistock to Cotehele.

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