Plyply two
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Plymouth and Plymstock.

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This route has been reviewed by 4 people.

This route has been flagged (1 times) for reasons relating to accuracy.

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Reviews - 4

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3) Maybe (1)

Problems reported -  Accuracy (1)

Downloads - 8


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Grid Ref SX4776454430
Lat / Lon 50.37001° / -4.14210°
Easting / Northing 247,764E / 54,430N
Grid Ref SX5149053231
Lat / Lon 50.36019° / -4.08927°
Easting / Northing 251,490E / 53,231N
What3Words woods.stud.punk

Plyply Two's land is

Intertidal flats 0.4%
Urban 99.6%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



07 Jan 2023 Winter

I walked this from Plymouth to Plymstock.

The route takes a direct route from Royal Parade down to The Barbican, and then across the Sutton Harbour pedestrian footbridge. Unfortunately the bridge was closed for repairs today, so I had to divert around Sutton Harbour - which is obviously longer, but actually very pleasant. This is only a very temporary problem (it should be open again by Monday apparantly) so I've chosen not to mark the route down because of it.

From there, the walk follows the coast path - mostly along roads or tarmacked paths. It is easy walking and the route itself is easy to follow. All in all I think this is a great slow way.

I don't understand why this route has been flagged for accuracy - it seemed absolutely fine to me. I used the app to walk this route, so any issues would have been obvious to me.


04 Jan 2023 Winter

The route begins at the guild hall on Royal Parade , in the city centre. The current route diverts you through the pedestrianised city centre through the shops which is unnecessary, I would advise just walking up Royal Parade instead which would shave off 10 minutes.

The route drops down into the lovely Barbican area which is very quaint with it's cobblestone streets, sweet shops and of course the famous May Flower steps.

Once you have crossed over the Sutton Harbour pedestrian bridge you pick up on the South West Coast path which is nice and over looks the Harbour. The rest of the route is through Cattdown Industrial estate. It's then goes alongside the main road on the pavement and over Laira Bridge before passing through residential areas . The route finishes up in Plymstock at the Library which has a café and toilets. Plymstock itself has pasty shops, coffee shops and other conveniences. There are regular buses (48 and 3) back to Plymouth city centre. Overall a great direct route between the two of places.

Pete C

04 Jan 2023 Winter

A straight forward route which starts by unnecessarily taking you through a bit of the pedestrianised shopping area before doubling back and leading you through the picturesque Barbican, briefly onto the coastal path and through industrial Cattedown. You walk along busy main road from there until reaching the centre of Plymstock. All of which is well paved.
A good commuter route which took about 1hr 15mins.


22 May 2021 Spring

I travelled this route on foot and it was mostly flat and simple to traverse. At the end of the route, in Plymstock, there is a moderately steep hill which shouldn't be challenging to anyone who isn't reasonably fit.

There can be a lot of traffic around Laira Bridge, depending on the time of day.

You might have to wait before the footbridge on the Barbican near the Mayflower Steps if a boat is passing through. You don't normally have to wait too long, although if you are in a rush, there are faster ways to get to Plymstock.

The route is mostly scenic, with nice sea views. However, there is a fish processing plant near Cattedown which can reek during a hot summer. There are a lot of industrial buildings in that area, but it's only for a small part of the route.

The route passes through the Barbican, which has toilet facilities, bars and plenty of takeaways. However, the route bypasses the Hoe. It would be more scenic, and more straightforward, to just head down to the Hoe and follow the road up to the Barbican.

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