AboutDistance: 7 miles
Start/End point: Jennycliff, Plymouth.
Plymouth has been an important naval port for many centuries, which has led to the building of a variety of defences to protect the port.
This walk passes a number of these defences as it circles around the eastern side of Plymouth Sound; it also offers superb views over the Sound and its shipping.
Theme: City, Heritage,
Special Interest: Historical,
Area: Plymouth, South Devon - South Hams.
Relevant maps/guides: Outdoor Leisure 20 South Devon; Explorer 108 Lower Tamar Valley; Landranger 201 Plymouth and Launceston.
Facilities along route: Jennycliff (café and toilets); Mount Batten (pub and toilets); Turnchapel (pub); Hooe (all facilities); Bovisand (seasonal café).
Most of the walk follows the South West Coast Path or the Erme-Plym Trail, and is therefore well waymarked. The walk is described as starting at Jennycliff, but could just as easily be started from Bovisand. There is one long steady climb of 60m / 200ft; Some flights of steps on Coast Path section; 3 stiles, all on inland section. The walk is also accessible by ferry from Plymouth Barbican. This operates all year, 7 days a week. For details call 01752 480727.
Map & Directions
Once in Plymouth follow directions to Plymouth Sound.
Public Transport Directions
Both ends of the walk are on the eastern coast of Plymouth Sound and both are accessible by bus.