AboutDistance: 5 miles
Start/End point: Plym Valley Railway (Grid Ref: SX522568).
The lower Plym Valley, with its woodland walks and riverside paths, lies right on Plymouth's doorstep. Yet it is hidden from the city, and offers wonderful views of Dartmoor.
This walk includes the industrial remains of the Tavistock Railway and its viaducts, a tramway that used granite sleepers, and a quarry complete with engine house.
It also offers the chance to study peregrine falcons. Choose spring, when the peregrines nest and the woods burst into colour with anemones and bluebells.
Theme: City, Country, Heritage,
Special Interest: Birdwatching, Nature, Historical, Wildlife,
Area: Plymouth, South Devon - South Hams.
Relevant maps/guides: Explorer OL20, Landranger 201.
Facilities along route: There are many refreshment opportunities in Plympton and Plymouth, and also public toilets at the start.
This route is quite easy & suitable for all. Along the route there are woodland and riverside paths, and disused railway track. Short road section. One short ascent and descent.
This route should take the average walker roughly 2 - 3 hours.
Map & Directions
Coypool park and ride, near Marsh Mills, midway between Plymouth and Plympton.
Public Transport Directions
Bus service PR2 runs every 12 minutes to Coypool from Barbican and Royal Parade, Plymouth, Monday to Saturday.