GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Walk around Plymouth

10 miles (16 km)

A nice easy walk along a section of the south west coast path which highlights the city's history and heritage. The walk links the Cremyll Ferry landing stage on the shores of the Tamar with Jennycliff on the eastern side of Plymouth Sound.
Known as Plymouth's Waterfront Walkway the walk is suitable for families with good paths and lots to see on the way. Highlights include Plymouth Hoe, Smeatons Lighthouse, the pretty Marina at the Barbican, Hooe Lake and Fort Bovisand at the end of the walk.
To extend the walk you can continue along the South West Coast Path towards Wembury Point.
If you head west across the ferry you can visit Mount Edgcumbe Country Park where there's 865 acres of parkland and beautiful landscaped Cornish gardens.
Plymouth is also located very close to the Dartmoor National Park and the Tamar Valley AONB where there's lots more great options for walkers.

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Plymouth's Waterfront Walkway OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Plymouth's Waterfront Walkway Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Plymouth

  • Mount Edgcumbe Country Park - With 865 acres of parkland, beautiful landscaped Cornish gardens and stunning coastline, Mount Edgcumbe Country Park is a fantastic place to visit
  • Wembury Point - This delightful area near Plymouth has recently been restored by the National Trust
  • Gara Point Yealm Estuary - This circular coastal walk near Newton Ferrers visits Gara Point with wonderful views over the Yealm Estuary.
    The walk starts from the National Trust car park at Warren and follows the South West Coast Path to Gara Point, passing Blackstone Point SSI on the way
  • Saltram Park - Enjoy a circular cycle or walk around Saltram Park and the River Plym estuary on this easy route in Plymouth
  • Plymbridge Woods - This is the delightful Plymbridge Woods family cycle trail
  • Cann Woods - These woods on the outskirts of Plymouth have miles of good cycling and walking trails
  • Lopwell Dam - Lopwell DamLocal Nature Reserve covers an area of 5 hectares on the River Tavy near Plymouth and Tavistock
  • Cadover Bridge to Dewerstone Rocks - This varied walk in Dartmoor explores the attractive woodland, rivers and crags around Cadover Bridge and Dewerstone
  • Bere Peninsula Circular - This circular ride takes you along the River Tamar and then the River Tavy with splendid views of the beautiful Tamar Valley AONB
  • South West Coast Path - This incredible 600 mile walk follows the coast from Minehead in Somerset, through Devon and Cornwall and onto the finish point at Poole in Dorset
  • Tamar Valley Discovery Trail - This beautiful trail takes you through the Tamar Valley AONB from Tamerton Foliot in Devon to Launceston in Cornwall
  • Drakes Trail - This 22 mile cycle or walk runs from Tavistock to the coast at Plymouth, along National Cycle Route 27

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For cyclists National Cycle Route 27 starts/ends in Plymouth.


Smeatons Lighthouse on Plymouth Hoe

Plymouth Hoe and Smeatons Lighthouse

Plymouth Barbican and harbour

Plymouth Barbican and harbour

Old bridge piers at the entrance to Hooe Lake - - 1555004

Old bridge piers at the entrance to Hooe Lake

Radford Lake - - 1183831

Radford Lake

Cattedown from Mount Batten - - 1169232

Cattedown from Mount Batten

Jennycliff Beach - - 1247332

Jennycliff Beach

Coast path on Staddon Heights - - 1580391

Coast path on Staddon Heights

Fort Bovisand 1

Fort Bovisand


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Plymouth's Waterfront Walkway.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)