Paths for everyone...

Everyone is entitled to use a Public Right of Way.  Rarely are they altered, obstructed or closed. In 1984 a group of Calstock residents concerned for the future and condition of long established Public Rights of Way branching out from this historic riverside village, formed the Calstock Footpath Society with the clear objective of monitoring and caring for traditional paths used by the local community and visitors to the Tamar Valley.

Today the Society has a healthy and active membership, its obligation expanded to include villages and hamlets within the wider parish. The Society works alongside the Parish Council to ensure that the Network is checked at least twice a year to make certain that use is not denied.


As part of its extended role the Society organises monthly walks both within and outside Calstock Parish. Many of the walks have a general interest or historic content and are considered to be within the capability of members and non-members.

Organised Walks

It is said that the Society walks are of a congenial nature and never too stressful!! Monthly walks are promoted on this website, members' literature, and when appropriate by the local press and through the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offices.


Membership is open to everyone whether they want to be active or simply a supporter of the primary aims of the Society.  Contact us for further details of the benefits of membership and upcoming walks.   £6 per annum Jan - Dec, includes all walks for free. 

c.Calstock Footpath Society rev. 2021

Calstock Parish stretches from Gunnislake in the east to the bounds of Kit Hill. There are 40 Public Rights of Way identified by standards set by Cornwall Council who classify county paths as Gold, Silver and Bronze. It is significant that all parish paths are Gold with only one classified as Silver. Many of the paths are rich in industrial heritage, provide magnificent views of countryside and the Tamar with links to woodland and quiet lanes and roads.