Mount Edgcumbe walk

This short and easy walk is the perfect place if you want to admire the view of Plymouth Sound, St John's lake, Cawsand Bay and the mouth of the River Tamar, particularly at sunset.

Technical sheet
No. 3783008
A Maker-with-Rame walk posted on 08/08/20 by charentimoy. Update : 30/11/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h05[?]
Distance Distance : 2mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 144ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 148ft
Highest point Highest point : 367ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 259ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Maker-with-Rame
Starting point Starting point : N 50.347418° / W 4.185722°
Download : -
Plymouth and Drake's Island Cawsand Bay Torpoint and St John's lake

Description

(D/A) Park your car in the car park behind Maker church (closed at 4.30 pm!) or in front of the church entrance.

(1) From Mount Edgcumbe House and Country park signpost, Pass through the large gate and go straight a few meters. At the fork, bear right and follow the grassy track (arrow for cycling road 2). You already catch sight of Torpoint and St John's lake on your left. Continue slightly right towards the forest, then you join a track. Bear right discovering on your left a stunning opened view over Plymouth and Drake's island.

(2) Go ahead on this flat way until you see "coastal footpath diversion" signpost. From this point, go straight to the viewing platform over Plymouth Sound past the gate, then go back to the diversion signpost and turn left. Follow the edge of this opened field but never go down the slope. You can see Whitsand Bay on your way before the end of your loop towards the car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 367ft - Maker Church car park
1 : mi 0.13 - alt. 354ft - Fork
2 : mi 1.01 - alt. 259ft - Viewing platform
D/A : mi 2 - alt. 367ft - Maker Church car park

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