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Plymouth

Devon


Slow Ways linking Plymouth and Ivybridge, Plymstock, Saltash, Torpoint, Yelverton

England / Devon / Plymouth

Plymouth’s five Slow Ways are 65% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 4/5
and surveyed: 0/5

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Slow Way Route To do
Plymouth—Ivybridge
Plyivy one

Review me Distance 20km/13mi Ascent 389m Descent 343m
Plymouth—Ivybridge
Plyivy two Review me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 406m Descent 359m
Plymouth—Ivybridge
Plyivy three Review me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent - Descent -
Plymouth—Ivybridge
Plyivy four Survey me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent - Descent -
Plymouth—Plymstock
Plyply one Verify me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 87m Descent 99m
Plymouth—Plymstock
Plyply two

Survey me Distance 6km/3mi Ascent 70m Descent 84m
Plymouth—Yelverton
Plyyel one

Verify me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 493m Descent 318m
Saltash—Plymouth
Salply one Survey me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 223m Descent 201m
Torpoint—Plymouth
Torply one Survey me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 65m Descent 56m

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Collective progress

61% of Plymouth’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

9/9

reviewed

0/9

surveyed

4/9

verified

15 people have contributed to Plymouth’s Slow Ways

5 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Plymouth

131km out of 131km have been walked and reviewed

318km of reviews have been shared in Plymouth

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Variety of scenery including coast, farmland, river side paths, quiet lanes and pretty villages, to the town of Ivybridge....

Linda McCarthy

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No main road crossings and very good transport links from the rest of Devon...

Isobelle Belcher

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There are many steps at Mountbatten Point, There is a ferry crossing involved from the Quay at Plymouth to Mountbatten point....

Tim Ryan

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Plymouth—Ivybridge

Tim Ryan added Plyivy four, a new walk from Plymouth to Ivybridge

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This route avoids my most signficant issue with the otherwise excellent plyivy two - minimising the section along the A38....

panifex

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Plymouth—Ivybridge

panifex added Plyivy three, a new walk from Plymouth to Ivybridge

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The path down to the cycle path at the end of Ridge Park Road in Plympton is narrow and steep with a big drop to the left. I do wonder if this might be the better route anyway - it's more direct and the road is quiet. The final section is along the cycle path by the A38. While it is a segregated cycle path, it is right beside the very fast moving traffic and is quite unpleasant as a walker - not exactly unsafe (although it would be very re-assuring if there was a barrier between the path and the road)....

panifex

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At Montbatten point the path was closed from the ferry terminal in front of Mount Batten Hotel. 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!...

Tim Ryan

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Steven Pinkham took this photo on Plyivy one

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Explore the Plympton Coastline on the first corner, the hill hides a lot of great features....

Steven Pinkham

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A nice safe route, mostly on pavements but some through the pleasant Devonport park. The ferry crossing is free for pedestrians....

Tim Ryan

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This makes it a little less accesible than plyply two - walkers only I think. Overall, a great alternative to plyply two (which should probably be the canonical route)....

panifex

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The route takes a direct route from Royal Parade down to The Barbican, and then across the Sutton Harbour pedestrian footbridge....

panifex

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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....

Lara

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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....

Pete C

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Plymouth

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The stretch from city centre to Devonport Park is a bit long and not like the most thrilling stretch you’ve ever experienced (I feel like the route passes like 6 parks before finally entering Devonport Park), but it’s perfectly adequate, direct, safe, and pleasant for a Slow Ways route....

mtormey

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Without adding much to the shortest route, this brings the pleasure of Ham Woods and Central Park to an otherwise urban yomp....

James Waghorn

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Nice walk through suburban streets, a peaceful stretch through Ham Woods and then good use of Central Park. Exeter City fans be warned: this route goes right past Home Park's Devonport End! No obstructions and good access throughout....

Tim Carson

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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....

Tim Ryan

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An easy and direct route, along paved paths for the entire route....

panifex

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Fine to walk or cycle, just a fair bit of traffic. The path at the bottom end of Valletort Road gets slippery in the rain....

JosephM247

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This route is scenic and easy to follow, until you get to Clearbrook....

Tom

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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....

MRABrown

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The network of paths through Devonport Park could be a little confusing, and I did have to rely on Google Maps....

Tom

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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...

GordonO

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There are public toilets just past the Tamar Bridge near the toll booths, and on Central Park near the Life Centre. Traffic on the Tamar Bridge can get really busy at certain times, but there are cycle routes alongside the pedestrian footpath on the Bridge....

Tom

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I travelled this route on foot and it was mostly flat and simple to traverse. The route passes through the Barbican, which has toilet facilities, bars and plenty of takeaways....

Tom

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Plymouth

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By-passes local high street services at approx...

Trevor Smith

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Plymouth—Ivybridge

Trevor Smith added Plyivy two, a new walk from Plymouth to Ivybridge

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Plymouth—Ivybridge

Slow Ways added Plyivy one, a new walk from Plymouth to Ivybridge

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Plymouth—Plymstock

Slow Ways added Plyply one, a new walk from Plymouth to Plymstock

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Plymouth—Plymstock

Slow Ways added Plyply two, a new walk from Plymouth to Plymstock

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Plymouth—Yelverton

Slow Ways added Plyyel one, a new walk from Plymouth to Yelverton

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Saltash—Plymouth

Slow Ways added Salply one, a new walk from Saltash to Plymouth

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Torpoint—Plymouth

Slow Ways added Torply one, a new walk from Torpoint to Plymouth

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Plymouth’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SX4776454430

Lat / Lon

50.37001° / -4.14210°

Easting / Northing

247,764E / 54,430N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Plymouth's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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