Paddle upstream on the River Tamar to the spectacular Calstock Viaduct and beyond, then return for refreshments at Cotehele Quay


AquaPaddle Cotehele is based on the Cornish side of the River Tamar, at Cotehele Quay, part of the National Trust Cotehele Estate. The event will be run just before high tide, so that the majority of the paddlers will ride the tide upstream towards Calstock and under the amazing Calstock Viaduct, then onto the turning point just beyond.

The faster paddlers might have to “Punch the Tide” a little on their return journey. We want to make sure the gentler paddlers can ride the tide in both directions. However, there is only a small tidal effect around slack water.

AquaPaddle Cotehele is run by Samm along with her amazing Crew of volunteers. If you would like to Volunteer and become a member of the local Crew, please contact the local AquaPaddle Captains through the Discord Comms System or email AquaPaddle

The route is upstream on the last of the flood tide to just beyond Calstock. Along the way, you will pass under the very high Calstock Viaduct and into the wooded valley beyond. Once you have turned you will pass again under the viaduct and back passed the Calstock Boatyard towards the finish back at Cotehele Quay.

Thanks to the recreation of the wetland just upstream of the Quay there is plenty of wildlife to lookout for with herons and if you are lucky the high-speed Kingfishers. Wetlands are fantastic for storing and absorbing carbon and greenhouse gases; even more so than rainforests.

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22 Oct 2023 @ 10:00 AM

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22 Oct 2023 10:00 AM Cotehele Pilot paddle

On site facilities


There is ample parking in the lower Quayside Car Park. There is a small fee for non-National Trust Members. Free to members.

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They are provided by The Edgecumbe Tea Room which is situated at the back of the Quay area and serves hot and cold drinks, light bites and cakes.


There are toilets near the meeting point. What3Words link –

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