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.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(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)
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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