Calstock – 19.07.17

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Whilst camping at the Old Rectory Caravan and Camping Site, we took a visit to the nearby village of Calstock. Calstock is a small village in the Tamar Valley and it took about 10 minutes to reach from the campsite. We arrived and parked up in the large free car park. We headed to the river to take a look at the impressive viaduct bridge over the River Tamar.

The pictures didnโ€™t turn out too well as it was so gloomy, dark and foggy but you can hopefully see how impressive the viaduct is and how imposing it looks over this small and sleepy Saxon village. Apparently the viaduct was built back in 1908 and carries the line from Plymouth to Gunnislake.

Along the river edge we came across various duck like birds that looked really quite unusual. We ended up taking lots of pictures of the friendly creatures as they went about their days roaming along the river bank. I decided to take a look around the houses in the village and found that there appeared to be many old shops that had closed down and it had a bit of a neglected feel to it. However, there were some lovely looking cottages which I certainly wouldnโ€™t mind living in one day.

We left Calstock to venture onto the National Trust property of Cotehele which is only a short drive away.

 

 

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    1. Hi, yes the weather can be a little hit or miss but luckily most places in the South West are pretty both in sunshine or rain!!

  1. It seems like you had fun! I haven’t been camping in forever. But when I have gone camping, it never occurred to me to take a day trip to somewhere else! Thanks for the idea ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I visited the UK back in 2004, long time ago and I LOVED it!!
    Hope I can go back someday!!
    I haven’t done much traveling in the last few yrs and now with a baby, I doubt it even more ๐Ÿ™

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