Plymouth is sandwiched between countryside and coast, offering the best of both worlds for walkers. Check out our favourites and don't forget to take a few cheeky snaps for Insta en route! - and don't forget to tag us @visitplymouth

Central Park

Central Park is the largest park in Plymouth. Wide boulevards go through the park's open meadows and woodlands, up and down hills with fantastic views over the city towards Plymouth Sound and Cornwall. 

A lovely place to go for a walk and grab some nice pictures of greenery and woodland.

The Barbican to the Hoe

The historic Barbican and Sutton Harbour are the heart of the city's heritage with the oldest buildings and the greatest number of historical stories. The Hoe is a breath-taking parorama with unbeatable views across Plymouth Sound. It's where you can find the iconic Smeaton's Tower lighthouse, the glorious Tinside Lido and impressive 17th century Royal Citadel. 

You cannot beat the walk from the Barbican across the Hoe and back. Wherever you turn you'll see stunning scenery and iconic insta worthy shots. 


One of the Trust's hidden treasures, Saltram makes for a perfect day out: close to Plymouth and yet in a world of its own. The magnificent house with its original contents gives a fascinating insight into rich and sophisticated country-estate life.

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.

Burrator Reservoir

Undisturbed Burrator is surrounded by mixed woodland which sharply contrasts with the open moor and rugged Dartmoor tors.

The reservoir is popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders due to its wealth of footpaths and bridleways. Many of the trails lead on to Dartmoor so it makes an ideal starting point for longer trips.

The circular walk which follows the lanes around the water is ideal for families as it is easy going and flat. It will take between 1.5 - 2 hours to complete and is approximately 3.5 miles. 

Bellever Forest

Whether you are looking for an exhilarating walk or a gentle meander through the forest, Bellever can cater for every ability. Choose from one of the way marked walking trails or join the historic bridleway, The Lich Way. There are also numerous archaeological sites to discover as you explore Bellever.

Mount Edgcumbe Country Park

Mount Edgcumbe House is the former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Set in Grade I Cornish Gardens within 865 acres Country Park on the Rame Peninsula, South East Cornwall. Enjoy a varity of walks around the picturesque grounds and see the stunning views back across the Sound to Plymouth.

Dartmoor National Park

A wonderful and exhilarating place, Dartmoor’s 386 square miles has so many options for getting active. Explore the highest tors or tackle the steepest hills on foot as you take it the scenery and come across the wild ponies grazing across the terrain. If your handy with a camera, this is the place to grab a stunning image.

Plymbridge Woods

Enjoy an easy meander alongside the River Plym through ancient woodland.

Within the woods are remains of the area’s industrial past and there are breathtaking views across the valley from the viaduct. Along the way you may see kingfishers, sea trout, dippers, peregrine falcon, deer and other wildlife. Perfect for if you like to take snaps of wildlife. 



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