Cycling through the woods © NT/Independent Hostels

Cycling through the woods


You might be familiar with Plymbridge Woods as a place for a gentle stroll, cycle ride or a bit of bird watching, but did you know we're a great place to try out more active outdoor pursuits too?

We've teamed up with Sports England to offer you a range of exciting ways to get sporty - from running and cycling to prambles and much more.


  • Woodland wander

    A 1 mile (1.6km) circular walk through ancient oak woodlands, beside the River Plym.

  • A canine caper

    A 2.7 mile (4.3km) circular walk perfect for dogs, through oak woodlands beside the River Plym.

  • Bricks, boulders and bronze

    A 3.5 mile (5.6km) walk through woodland and moorland, with views of Dartmoor.



  • Beginner running

    Join us on Monday at 6pm.  Sessions alternate between Plymbridge and Saltram.

  • Buggy running class

    Are you a new parent, looking to meet other mums and dads and get a little gentle exercise?

  • Plym Valley Parkrun

    Don't miss Parkrun every Saturday between 9am - 10.30am at Plymbridge.

Other outdoor activities


One of the dramatic rocky outcrops in the Plym Valley © National Trust staff

Dewerstone Rocks at Shaugh Prior are popular climbing rocks.  Care needs to be taken when climbing here as the rock faces are high and vertical.  Novice climbers should always be supervised. 


Join the digital treasure hunt © John Millar

Fancy a go at a hi-tech treasure hunt?  We have several caches for you to find - check them out on the geocaching website.

For organised groups, we have Garmin handsets you can use.  Get in touch.


Working out the way to go next © David Levenson

Have a go at our new orienteering routes.

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

Have a go at our challenge and get outside in the fresh air. Pick up a scrapbook and make a start. You could:

  • climb a tree
  • build a den
  • discover what's in a pond

and lots more.