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Saltram House Woodland and Riverside Circular

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Saltram House Woodland and Riverside Circular
Author: , Published: 22 Feb 2014 Walk rating : Rating:star1 Saltram House Woodland and Riverside Circularstar1 Saltram House Woodland and Riverside Circularstar1 Saltram House Woodland and Riverside Circularstar0 Saltram House Woodland and Riverside Circularstar0 Saltram House Woodland and Riverside Circular
Devon, Near Plymouth
Walk Type: River or lakeside
Saltram House Woodland and Riverside Circular
Length: 2 miles,  Difficulty: boot Saltram House Woodland and Riverside Circular
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Popular with families and dog walkers, this walk descends gently from the Saltram House National Trust car park, through some woodland to join up with the river, before returning along the riverside to the starting point.

The park is open dawn til dusk. The outward leg of the walk is mainly tarmac. The return leg is a mud and stone path - sometimes needing wellies after wet weather. The walk is mostly flat or gentle incline with one slightly steeper section at the end.

Dogs must be on leads in the car park area, but once beyond the five bar gate they can be allowed off their leads, only to be put back on again when reaching the five bar gate at the end of the walk. Dog waste bins are provided at regular intervals along the walk.

The walk starts and finishes from the National Trust’s free car park at Saltram House in Plympton, near Plymouth. The car park is accessed from Merafield Road in Plympton. Approximate post code PL7 1UH.

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Walk Sections

Start to Junction
Start to Junction

Start point: 50.3799 lat, -4.0793 long
End point: 50.3784 lat, -4.0881 long

Leave the car park, taking the tarmac path down to the five bar gate and keeping Saltram House to your right. Once through the five bar gate, dogs can be allowed off leads.

Junction to Shortcut
Junction to Shortcut

Start point: 50.3784 lat, -4.0881 long
End point: 50.3793 lat, -4.0901 long

When you come to a junction in the path, stay on the main path (don't turn left).

Shortcut to Five Bar Gate
Shortcut to Five Bar Gate

Start point: 50.3793 lat, -4.0901 long
End point: 50.3784 lat, -4.0987 long

A little further along you have a choice of routes, with a chance to take a shortcut. If you want to shorten your journey by about half, then turn right at the shortcut and walk up between the two fields to join another path which will return you back to the car park. Otherwise go straight on.

Five Bar Gate to Folly
Five Bar Gate to Folly

Start point: 50.3784 lat, -4.0987 long
End point: 50.382 lat, -4.0927 long

When you reach the bottom of the descent, the river comes into view and there is a five bar gate. Ignore the gate as this goes out onto public road. Just here at low tide there is also a small sand and mud beach popular for throwing sticks for dogs.

Carry on round to the right so that the river is on your left. Shortly after the beach, there is a fork. Keep left, staying close to the river.

Folly to Birdwatching hide
Folly to Birdwatching hide

Start point: 50.382 lat, -4.0927 long
End point: 50.3837 lat, -4.0862 long

You will pass a curious folly.

Birdwatching hide to Fork
Birdwatching hide to Fork

Start point: 50.3837 lat, -4.0862 long
End point: 50.3836 lat, -4.0838 long

And carry on to a viewing hide which looks out over some wetland.

Fork to End
Fork to End

Start point: 50.3836 lat, -4.0838 long
End point: 50.3812 lat, -4.0808 long

Soon after the hide, the path descends to a fork. Turn right and follow the path back to the car park where the walk began.

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1 comments for "Saltram House Woodland and Riverside Circular"

nice path

By samsung on 21 Jul 2014

The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.

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