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Plymouth's Waterfront Walkway


14 km / 9 miles
In 2002, Plymouth City Council created a continuous walking route along its coastline and appointed a team of artists to mark the route and interpret the many stories along it. This is now part of the South West Coast Path National Trail and is not separately named on OS mapping. Much of the Walkway is on hard surfaces and is easy walking.

A metal welcome mat marks each end of the walk, and between the two a series of features lights up the city's heritage - a wall of stars, a recipe for ship's biscuits, a flying boat's propeller...even a rhinoceros. Try out this unique section of the Coast Path to find out why and what they all mean! A 2015 guide booklet is obtainable free from the Council or the Barbican Tourist Information Centre in Plymouth. This has one overview and 11 detailed maps, with local information and artwork details.


Path Type: National Trails (England & Wales)
Waymark: Acorns, as part of SWCPNT, plus special items
Attributes: Easy
Start: SX460539 - Admiralís Hard, Plymouth View on StreetMap
Finish: SX492521 - Jennycliff, Plymouth View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2002
Web Sites: South West Coast Path - Plymouth's Waterfront Walkway

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Plymouth's Waterfront Walkway  (Plymouth City Council  - 2015 )
External download Plymouth's Waterfront Walkway  (Plymouth City Council  - 2015 ) Download


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At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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15.2 km (9.4 miles)
236 m (774 ft) ascent
31 m (102 ft)  maximum height

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