Plym's Old Lines - Walk
Plym Valley Railway, Plymouth, Devon
About this walk
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.
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.
Plym Valley Railway (Grid Ref: SX522568).
City, Country, Heritage
Birdwatching, Nature, Historical, Wildlife
Plymouth, South Devon – South Hams
Explorer OL20, Landranger 201
There are many refreshment opportunities in Plympton and Plymouth, and also public toilets at the start.