Winter walks around Plymouth

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and make the most of Plymouth's coastal location on a walk this winter.

Lanhydrock estate in the snow

Walking at Lanhydrock

Need inspiration for your next walk? You can take a gentle stroll and long adventurous walk at Lanhydrock. Choose from woodland paths or open countryside for your next wander.

St Anthony Head lighthouse

A lighthouse, an old paraffin store and a bird hide

This short circular walk presents dramatic scenery along tree-lined pathways and from clifftop vistas.

A black and white image of how Chapel Porth looked in the 1950s

Chapel Porth to Towan Cross walk

Admire the colourful heathland and spot wildlife on this gentle walk along the Cornish coast.

Sheep in the snow at Buckland

Winter walks

Read more about winter opening at Buckland Abbey

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.

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.

A couple walk through sunlit woods
Walking trail

Saltram pillars walk 

Take an easy one-mile walk from Saltram House that follows parkland and woodland, providing distant views of the estuary, Plymouth and Cornwall.

Girl stomping in mud in woodland on winter's day

Rivers and carriageways walk

A simple, scenic walk from Respryn car park, taking in the fantastic scenery along the River Fowey and the old carriageway, with a variety of trees to look out for along the way.

The dramatic rocks and cliffs at Ayrmer Cove
Walking trail

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.

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.


Moorland, woods, cycle trails, historic houses, gardens and coast are all close to this maritime city.