Calstock Parish is situated in south east Cornwall (UK), close to the Devon border. With a population of approximately 6,000 and 2,600 households, it comprises of a number of villages, the larger being Gunnislake and Calstock.
Much of the Parish is within the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is also part of a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The fine landscape includes granite ridges, woodlands and rolling farm land. The River Tamar, with its attractive waterfront areas, forms the eastern border of the Parish. Within the Parish are many impressive remains of mine workings. The Parish has miles of footpaths and other public rights of way. Many of these form part of the East Cornwall Trails.
There is a train service to Plymouth with stations at both Gunnislake and Calstock. A scheduled bus service serves part of the Parish and connects with Callington and Tavistock. In summer there is local ferry service on the River Tamar from Calstock to Cotehele.
A brief history of the Parish can be found on the Calstock History website. Which also hosts details of the Parish Archive.