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Erme-Plym Trail


27 km / 17 miles
A Y-shaped route in the south west corner of Devon mostly in pleasant rural landscapes with views to the edge of Dartmoor. From Ivybridge, at the southern end of the Two Moors Way it leads either to Plymouth, some 13 miles passing through the villages of Yealmpton and Brixton, or using a short spur south from Hollacombe Hill to Wembury, that provides a link from Dartmoor to the south coast.

The route is comprehensively waymarked.

The section between Ivybridge and Wembury forms the southern part of the Devon Coast to Coast. The Erme-Plym Trail and the Two Moors Way together are promoted by Devon County Council as the Devon Coast to Coast between Lynmouth and Wembury. See the Two Moors Way page for a map and GPX covering the full Devon Coast to Coast. The mapping on this page only covers the option from Ivybridge to Plymouth, as do the trackfiles below. The variant route to Wembury listed below shows this part of the Y-shaped route.

North from Sequers Bridge, near Ermington, the Erme-Plym Trail includes the former Erme Valley Trail to Ivybridge, that is no longer promoted as a separate route, with this section now part of Two Moors Way/Devon Coast to Coast Walk that uses the Erme-Plym Trail option to Wembury.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes: Challenging
Start: SX636563 - Ivybridge, Devon View on StreetMap
Finish: SX502542 - Laira Bridge, Plymouth, Devon View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Explore Devon - Erme-Plym Trail

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Walking the Two Moors Way: Devon's coast to coast walk  (Cicerone Press  - 2019 )
Guidebook Two Moors Way: Devon's Coast to Coast  (R M Young Bookseller  - 2008 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 201, 202
OS Landranger Active 201, 202
OS Explorer 20, 28, 108
OS Explorer Active 20, 28, 108
Other Paper Maps:
Around & About XL
Erme-Plym Trail (Yellow Publications - 2022)

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Route Profile:

26.5 km (16.5 miles)
546 m (1,791 ft) ascent
113 m (371 ft)  maximum height

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