Gunnislake Picture 1

Image by Baz Richardson


Gunnislake is in the civil parish of Calstock and is close to Cornwall's border with Devon which follows the course of the River Tamar.

The village has a history of mining although this industry is no longer active in the area. During the mining boom in Victorian times more than 7000 people were employed in the mines of the Tamar Valley[citation needed]. During this period Gunnislake was held in equal standing amongst the richest mining areas in Europe.