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Exeter & District Group

We are the Exeter and District Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

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  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
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  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

Leaders: Grant and Lisa T.

"A most beautiful place as ever was seen," said Samuel Pepys,  of the Mount Egdcumbe estate. This is a land of ancient barrows, mystical woodland, forts and chapels dotted along a remote coastline, above secret beaches and smugglers' coves. Mount Edgcumbe House is the former home of the earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Surrounded by formal gardens and set in a Grade I-listed landscape, the country park covers 865 acres of the Rame Peninsula in South East Cornwall (a stone's throw from Plymouth). This walk takes in a great deal of the wider estate with an abundance of military and historical features as we head alongside the English Channel through woods on good paths to the villages of Kingsand and Cawsand. From here we turn inland towards Maker where there is an impressive church and on through the deer park (which actually does have at least one herd of deer). Lovely views across to Plymouth from this high point of the walk. We descend through woods and fields back to the start for refreshment at the Edgcumbe Arms. There are some climbs and steps, including one flight of 99 steps.
The Cremyll ferry (£5 return pp) leaves Admiral's Hard at 10.15am for the 8-minute crossing to Mount Edgcumbe. Returns on the hour and half hour until 10pm.

Sunday, 21 July 2024
Start time:
10:30 am
Estimated finish time:
4:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
16.1km / 10.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

If you would like to join this walk, please notify the leaders, preferably by email, so that they can inform you of any late changes to arrangements.

 

Starting point

Grid reference:
SX 45387 53448
Nearest postcode:
PL10 1HX
what3words:
army.levels.spit
Start time:
10:30 am

Ferry jetty, Cremyll, Mt Edgcumbe (opposite the Edgcumbe Arms). Map: EXP108 Travel and Parking: Option 1: This is the option the walk leaders will be taking. By car to Stonehouse, Plymouth, where there is a free car park (Strand Street) at the Cremyll ferry embarkation point, Admiral's Hard. However, as this is free it is often used by locals so spaces are limited. The nearest guaranteed parking is at the Royal William Yard about 500m along the road £10 (all day) or you could try your luck for free with street parking in a few surrounding streets where there are businesses (Stonehouse Street, 10 min walk) as most of the roads around are residents only parking. Option 2: Longer drive and a Torpoint ferry crossing thrown in but there's a car park (£4 all day) at Cremyll about 100 metres from the start. £4 all day, cash or Ringo only. no cards. Option 3: It might be possible to take a train to Plymouth and a bus to Cremyll, Mt Edgcumbe, which stops outside the Edgcumbe Arms. You will have to decide if its practicable, particularly on a Sunday.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking