Plyyel one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Plymouth and Yelverton.

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This route has been reviewed by 4 people.

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Reviews - 4

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (2) No (1) Maybe (1)

Problems reported -  Access (2)

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Grid Ref SX4776454430
Lat / Lon 50.37001° / -4.14210°
Easting / Northing 247,764E / 54,430N
Grid Ref SX5213467855
Lat / Lon 50.49178° / -4.08599°
Easting / Northing 252,134E / 67,855N

Plyyel One's land is

Arable 1.5%
Intertidal flats 7.0%
Moors 3.9%
Pasture 8.6%
Urban 35.2%
Woods 43.8%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Tim Ryan

29 Mar 2022 Spring

I enjoyed the route. It goes through some beautiful countryside to the west of Dartmoor and mostly follows the Plym trail. I hadn´t read the previous reviews before walking it, and I walked it as part of a 4 day walk following slowways trails from Exeter. I walked from Yelverton and can say I had no difficulty in following the trail. From yelverton it mostly uses the route of The Dartmoor Way, then picks up the Plym Trail and West Devon Way all of which are signed. You do leave the disused rail for some of the way, which as indicated and would prove difficult or nigh impossible for a wheelchair user as it has a ladder stile at one point. The option would be to continue the longer way and stay on the disused line.. A great and easy (flat) walk.


12 Aug 2021 Summer

This route is scenic and easy to follow, until you get to Clearbrook. From there, I'm not even sure that I was even on the slow ways route. A signpost mentioned an "off-road path" to Yelverton, but good luck finding it. I had to ask locals the direction to Yelverton, and I managed to get there.

There are also accessibility issues. From Clearbrook to Yelverton, I noticed four turnstiles which could be a problem for wheelchair users.

I would be interested in a more direct route if one exists.


25 Jul 2021 Summer

Incorporates part of National Cycling Network Route 27:

As well as following the route of the old railway line there are options for more challenging and scenic detours through the woods either side of the main route.


06 Jun 2021 Spring

This route links parts of the SW Coast Path, National Cycle Network (NCN) route 27 and the West Devon Way. It is generally safe and well signposted with lovely scenery and many interesting sites along the way.
However, a few points to note:-
- Wheelers and less nimble walkers would be advised to stick to the NCN route27 that takes you through Clearbrook, up the hill past the Skylark Inn and along the Drake's Trail.
- The section from Goodameavy almost to Yelverton uses the West Devon Way which is suitable for only the more adventurous wheeler and proficient walker as it takes in water meadow, farm tracks with a five bar gate and narrow woodland tracks with 3 stiles, 3 kissing gates and two short (20m) sections where tree roots, rocks and a steep incline combine to make passage particularly tricky.
- This route isn't as direct as you might want, especially for walkers. Walkers might head up North Hill and follow the A386 all the way to Roborough and once you're on the moor, pick up one of the many paths that head north across the moor to Yelverton. (Maybe I should try to create an alternate route).

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