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“Great cycling!”
Review of Plym Bridge Woods

Plym Bridge Woods
Ranked #13 of 172 things to do in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great cycling!”
Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Some of the greatest trails in the South West... If you like simple path ride or getting dirty in the woods..

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Great location away from the city”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

Drive out down a small lane til you come to the National trust Car Park. Beautifully scenic with nice trail bridges, a stream, good for walking, running (which was what I did), be careful in the wet.

Visited December 2013
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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“My Favourite Walk”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

A chance to experience all aspects of the beauty of the Devon countryside. A raging river with rocks and waterfalls with a pathway following it for miles. Paths up through the magnificent woods. Viaducts along a cycle track where pedestrians are able to walk and a view of the famous peregrine falcons and other rare birds in Cann Quarry. Everything those inspired by nature could wish to see. Come and enjoy with us!

Visited November 2013
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“Nice walk from here on to Dartmoor”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Good walks in either direction, kids love to splash about in the river on a hot day, parking limited

Visited July 2013
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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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“A world away from the city”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

This wonderful wild river gorge can be accessed from various parts of the city. We began our walk from the Park and Ride at Marsh Mills, which is on a bus route from the city centre, and walked along the cycle track beside the steam railway. This is a popular cycle route and it can be irksome to walkers to have cyclists creep up behind you. However, it is easy walking on the flat and eventually becomes more peaceful, as you leave the suburbs behind.

In the past I have entered the gorge at Plym Bridge, where there is a car park, and walked upstream. where the woods through Bickleigh Vale are much more extensive and there is a choice of paths so that walkers can leave the cycle track. Beside the river you may see deer, a dipper or even a kingfisher. There are deep pools and rapids. The path narrows and the cliffs close in. There may be fallen trees to negotiate and the path may be muddy.

Upstream from Bickleigh Bridge I found the riverside path to Shaugh Bridge barricaded. It is a pity there is no right of way for walkers through the water meadows here. Shaugh Bridge is a popular beauty spot where the River Meavy meets the Plym, as they rush and tumble down from the edge of the Moor. This is a dramatic landscape dominated by great pinnacles of rock.

If you climb the steep hill from Bickleigh Bridge and walk into Bickleigh, you can catch a bus to Roborough and back to Plymouth, or you can travel on to Shaugh Bridge, then through Shaugh Prior village and Wotter, along the edge of the Moor, with wonderful views to the south, past china clay workings and into the timeless hamlet of Lee Moor. Then the road plunges down into a deep river valley, takes you through pretty villages before arriving in Plympton. and thence to Plymouth. This is a wonderful scenic bus ride, yet little used.

Visited November 2012
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