plymouth

Plymouth Group

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

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 quarterly 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

Overview

Rapidly down from the estate to a track high on the steep-sided Plym Valley. Tracks and paths, mostly easy underfoot and horizontal, with cross links taking us up and down the valley side. Includes sections on the old Dartmoor tramway, the river bank, the old railway line/cycle path and the Cann Quarry canal along which a kingfisher was followed on my recent recce. This was a heavily used industrial area; now mostly National Trust and delightfully wooded.

Wednesday, 14 February 2024
Start time:
10:30 am
Estimated finish time:
2:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
9.7km / 6.0mi
Ascent:
220m / 722ft
Type:
circular

  

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Car parking available
  • No car needed

Starting point

Grid reference:
SX 50948 61528
Nearest postcode:
PL6 7TH
what3words:
ever.pencil.bunk
Start time:
10:30 am

Darklake Lane. From the A386 Tavistock Road, exit onto Woolwell Road (by Tescos). Turn right at the next roundabout, continue past school and shops to another roundabout. Turn left, pass a care centre and immediately up a narrow lane (Darklake Lane). The CP lies between the shops and the Woolwell Centre where post walk tea and cakes are available.

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 quarterly 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