Plymouth walks

The area around Plymouth is full of perfect local walks. With sandy beaches and wonderful woods, why not take a look?

Looking towards Heybrook bay from Wembury Point

Wembury Beach to Heybrook Bay walk

A moderate walk up from the bay passing fields and the former HMS Cambridge site, looping back around from Heybrook bay to take in the views of the Mewstone.

The dramatic rocks and cliffs at Ayrmer Cove

Short walk around Ayrmer Cove

Follow this gentle 1 mile walk along farmland with impressive views of Bigbury and Burgh Island (made famous by Agatha Christie's 'Then there were none'). This linear route finishes just above Ayrmer Cove and a well placed bench to stop and rest.

Chapel-in-the-wood in the countryside at Cotehele, Cornwall

Cotehele Circular Walk

This gentle, circular walk is a great introduction to the native woodland and river views of the Cotehele estate.

You can find weathered orthostats at Prawle Point

Prawle Point walk

This walk is full of drama: heart thumping cliff-top climbs, with rocky raised beaches below. Look out for the sunken Demetrios below Signalhouse Point and don't miss the ancient boundary stones that dot the landscape. Call in at the Coastwatch visitor centre to find out more about this wild and beautiful landscape.

Looking towards the shelter on the footpath in Polperro

Chapel Cliff walk

Look out for caves, the old net loft and the Polperro allotments on this moderately challenging coastal walk in Cornwall. This is a nice extension to your day out in Polperro.

The Rumps at Pentire headland

Pentire headland walk

Enjoy a walk that takes in the spectacular Pentire Point and the Rumps. The circular route starts at the main car park at Pentireglaze where there are toilets and a café (check for opening).

The view of the Mewstone from the top of Coleton Fishacre garden

125th anniversary trail

This accessible walk in Coleton Fishacre garden takes in the best of everything - viewpoints of the terraced gardens, woodland paths and stretching sea views.

Dalmation in Saltram park
Walking trail

Saltram boundary walk 

This walk follows parkland and woodland, providing views of the estuary and Blaxton saltmarsh, where the woodland flowers are particularly beautiful at spring time.