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.

Event Agenda

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Recent News & Events

  • Gunnislake: Dates for Your Diary

    Mon 31 Oct 6pm Children's Halloween Party at the Buccaneer Inn, Gunnislake
    Sun 6 Nov 4pm - 11pm John's Chill Out at the Rising Sun Inn, Gunnislake
    Sat 12 Nov Gunnislake Community Matters Walk around Cotehele Mill. 
    Meet at 11am. in Gunnislake Car Park to lift share, or at 11.20 at the lower car park at Cotehele (Parking £3 unless a member of National Trust)
    Thu 17 Nov 7pm Gunnislake Festival AGM St Annes Church Hall
    Sat 19 Nov 11am-3pm Delaware Pre-School Winter Craft and Gift Market. 
    Sat 19 Nov 8pm Backdoor Boogie at The Buccaneer. A  night of Northern Soul, disco and ska music for dance and enjoyment with Missy Whippy. Start 8pm. Entry £3 to support Gunnislake Community Matters.
    Fri 25 Nov 6pm Bingo night at Gunnislake Primary School
    Sat 26 Nov 10am - 4pm Gunnislake Christmas Fair at the Buccaneer Inn
    Posted by Calstock Parish Council
  • Future of River Tamar Project

    Dear River Tamar Project friends and partners,


    As many of you will know, over the past 12 months we have been quietly immersed in a research and development period in order to plan for upcoming projects and the sustainable future of our organisation.


    It’s been a long journey, but we are now delighted to announce some very exciting news and changes to our approach that will mean we are able to continue to produce amazing artists’ commissions and events in the local area. 


    As part of Plymouth University we have been working in partnership with the History Centre (the £34 million re-development of Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery) to develop the Atlantic Project, a large scale public art programme with an international focus that will take place in Plymouth over the summer of 2018. Our aim is for this to act as a pilot for a new international festival of contemporary art for the South West, with the next edition taking place in 2020 as part of city-wide plans to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower from Plymouth.


    The Atlantic Project has just been awarded funding through Arts Council England’s ‘Ambition for Excellence’ fund as part of Horizon, a city-wide visual arts development programme led by Plymouth Culture and delivered by a range of organisations and artist-led groups in the city. (link to Plymouth Culture for more information).


    This marks a significant sea-change in the focus and direction of our work, and you will see us start to re-brand as the Atlantic Project over the coming weeks. However, this certainly does not mean the end of the River Tamar Project, which will be incorporated into the new project as a distinct programme of activity, continuing to commission great art and projects specifically in relation to the River Tamar and the communities that live and work along its banks.


    As the Arts Council grant we have just been awarded is for a Plymouth-focused project, we are now starting to fundraise for The Mouth of the River, a dedicated River Tamar Project programme that will sit in parallel to the Atlantic Project but will deliver a series of longer term commissions and participatory projects along the river from 2017 – 2020.


    Taking the long tradition of the river as a metaphor for ‘time passing’, The Mouth of the River will focus on performance and time-based art practices, in the context of today’s information-saturated, global network society. The project will commission artists to make new work in relation to the river and include projects that involve young people living along the River Tamar. Working towards the Mayflower 2020 commemoration the Mouth of the River will aim to pair artists and youth organisations with activity happening in the USA, making links with peer groups based along the Charles and Hudson Rivers, and in Boston and New York. 


    Obviously these plans are dependent upon our raising funds to deliver the project, but we will keep you informed and we hope that we will have the opportunity to work with you over the next couple of years to deliver some really exciting new projects. 


    Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any particular questions.


    With best wishes,


    Phil and Tom


    Phil Rushworth | Tom Trevor

    Producer | Artistic Director

    Atlantic Project

    (incorporating the River Tamar Project)





    01752 584980


    Posted by Calstock Parish Council
  • Road closure - Order
    Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition of Traffic

    Location:         Road From Rivendell Bartletts to Pitt Meadow, Callington

    Timing:           31st October 2016 to 20th March 2017 (24 hours, weekends included)

    Contact:          Carl Niles, CORMAC Solutions Ltd, Tel: 0300 123 2222

    The above closure has been approved.   Please click the following link to view a map and associated documents:


    Applicants are reminded that they have undertaken to notify all interested parties known to be directly affected by the closure including, if appropriate, bus companies and all frontagers on the length of the road such as local residents and businesses as well as other traders who may have to make deliveries and/or collections in the area.

    Applicants and contractors are reminded that they are responsible for the provision, erection, maintenance and removal of all necessary signing.

    Kind Regards


    Economy, Enterprise and Environment

    Cornwall Council

    Tel: 0300 1234 222
    Posted 25 Oct 2016, 01:21 by Calstock Parish Council
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