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

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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 One's land is

Coast 8.7%
Green urban 12.2%
Urban 79.1%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Tim Ryan

24 Oct 2023 Autumn

A route using the Mount Batten ferry (£2.50). A nice safe walk between the centre of Plymouth and the Marina along Southside Street with its interesting shops and pubs, as well as teh Plymouth Gun Distillery. The ferry runs every half hour between the marina and Mountabtten Point. At Montbatten point the path was closed from the ferry terminal in front of Mount Batten Hotel. (23rd Oct 2023) no notice as to when it may be open. It is possible to return to the Coast Path and walk in front of the Mount Batten Centre but only for a short time. There were knocked over "footpath closed" signs leading to the Yacht Haven but there you have a sign saying "no public access" and telling you to return to the road. This on a National Trail!! However as it currently stands best to go to Lawrence Road and stay on it, until its junction with St Johns Road. On the day I walked it this was also closed - but a notice was that it was for that day only. If walking the opposite way from St Johns Road stay on Lawrence Road until you get to the ferry terminal - until the path re-opens! The walk into the town centre is easy enough and mostly paved.


07 Jan 2023 Winter

I walked this from Plymstock to Plymouth. It's a lovely walk, mostly along roads but with a few footpaths as well. This makes it a little less accesible than plyply two - walkers only I think.

It also includes the Mount Battern ferry - this is regular (every 30 minutes) and cheap (£2 at the time of writing). In the winter it is a small boat, and you are fairly enclosed. It can get surprisingly rough on occasions, so if you don't have sea legs then this could be an uncomfortable 5-10 minutes...

There are some fabulous views, and the walking is mostly very easy and pleasant. I had no difficulties following the route using the slow ways app.

The footpath at the Mount Batten end is closed due to a land slip - I imagine this is a fairly permanent closure. The diversion is well signposted however, and does not add any significant distance to the route - so I think it is fine to stay as it is.

Overall, a great alternative to plyply two (which should probably be the canonical route). Walking both alternatives together makes for a great round trip.

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