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Path Description

“We will assume, for the purpose of this guide, that you have stepped ashore at Admirals Hard, Stonehouse, having crossed by ferry from Cremyll...�

“At Firestone Point you can turn right and go out to Western King Point and Devil’s Point for views back across the Tamar and out into Plymouth Sound.”

“As you progress along Millbay Road you will have good views over Millbay Docks, possibly with the hustle and bustle of a cross-channel ferry loading or unloading.�

“At the junction with West Hoe Road, turn right and continue along it. You are entering the West Hoe area where scores of B&B establishments are to be found.�

“On your return to the road it now becomes Grand Parade which provides you with a coast walk all the way around to the Barbican. Stay on this promenade until you notice the large open-air swimming pool.�

“When you reach the level immediately on your right, opposite the Admiral McBride Inn, is West Pier, a small jetty which is of great historic interest.�

“Aim for the lock gates and walk across, You will find your crossing is generally unimpeded as the gates are only open to allow boats through.�

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“Continue on and turn right into Breakwater Hill. You will be surrounded by cars in various stages of being scrapped, and if you find that interesting, stop a while and watch the sparks flying.�

“Continue on along Finnegan Road to Laira Bridge Road where you turn right.”

“Stay with Oreston Road to the top, bear right and at Rollis Park Road, turn right to descend to Oreston Quay.”

“After a short uphill walk turn sharp right along a path enclosed by trees and bushes.”

“Look to your right and enter a path dropping downhill towards the shoreline. Follow this and enter the Coast Path at Mountbatten.�

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“Continue south along the cliff top edge of that grassy area. You are now in for another treat...�

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“Urban development has suddenly stopped and you are now in the country.�

A guide to the Plymouth waterfront walkway, produced in affiliation with the South West Coast Path Association. Words by Roger Drury and Eric Wallis, taken from the Original SWCPA Path Description; South Devon, Plymouth to Wembury. / All photography Š Andrew Ford /

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