Explore the outdoors

Walkers meander along the Plym Estuary

A much loved green space of Plymouth, Saltram Park welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Whether they cycle, stroll, picnic, spot wildlife or give their four-legged friends a good run, all will agree that that this beautiful space is very special.

Saltram’s historic parkland is a rare survival of an 18th-century estate, which at its height was made up of 4,000 acres of land and provided income for the Parker family and employment for many locals.The park continues to be a working estate today, with much of the land used as permanent pasture and cattle can often be found enjoying the sunshine in the fields around the house.

There are 500 acres with a remarkable range of different habitats, including farmland, beaches, saltmarshes, meadows, woodland and an estuary, as well as the 18th century folly, known as the Amphitheatre. 

Take a walk in this historic parkland we look after
A view over fields between green trees to the pale stone fronted house
Take a walk in this historic parkland we look after

The rest of the park is enjoyed by locals who visit daily for a dog walk, cycle, run or just to take in the beautiful countryside without having to travel too far from Plymouth. 

Saltram forms part of a national cycle route
A lady cycles past the bird hide at Saltram
Saltram forms part of a national cycle route
" I learned to ride my bike at Saltram as a child and I love that I can come back now with my own children and enjoy the open green space; it's only a ten minute drive from home."
- Kate Macmillan

Walks

Our park is the ideal space for a stroll, however far you want to walk. We have a mixture of easy access paths, suitable for wheelchairs and buggies, and more out of the way tracks to explore. You can pop in to the Welcome Centre to pick up a map and follow one of our recommended walks.

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.

Mum and daughter walk their dog through the spring park at Saltram, Devon
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.

Play

There’s lots in the park to occupy little ones, including our brand new children’s play area by the stables and in 2016 you'll find three new play areas dotted around the park that have been developed with local community groups. Have fun feeding the ducks and say hello to our resident guinea fowl.

Snowdrop Woods is our forest school site which runs a programme of bookable events all year round and is even available to hire for birthday parties or events. Pick up a 50 things scrapbook from the welcome centre and see how many of the activities you can complete in the park.

Fresh air, bike rides and dog walks
Three little girls ride bikes as a lady walks her dog beside them
Fresh air, bike rides and dog walks

Walkies with your dog

Our estate is the perfect place to walk your dog. We have bins placed at regular intervals for dog waste, treats in the welcome centre to reward well-behaved dogs and water outside the park café and welcome centre.

The wide paths and woodland areas make Saltram perfect for dog walking
Dogs enjoy a walk in Saltram park with their owners
The wide paths and woodland areas make Saltram perfect for dog walking

In partnership with Devon Mobility Scheme, we have an off-road tramper available for hire for members of the scheme. Pop into the Welcome Centre or call the office on 01752 333500 for more information.