Bike Touring Highlight
komoot planned a bike ride.
June 14, 2019
Your final day cycling the Devon Coast to Coast will lead you away from the misty moors of Dartmoor towards the salty air of the coast once more.
Before leaving Yelverton, it’s a good idea to stock up on supplies from the local village shop as you will not pass any villages or towns before arriving in Plymouth.
Heading out of Yelverton, you will rejoin Drake’s Trail as it follows the meandering Plymouth Leat stream mostly downhill. After 2.4 miles (4km), you will join the Plym Valley Trail as it ascends towards the English Channal.
Leaving the edges of Dartmoor National Park, the Plym Valley trail carves through woodland teaming with diverse wildlife such as woodpeckers, kingfishers and perigrin falcons.
The pleasant downhill stretch joins the River Plym on the outskirts of Plymouth. Running from Dartmoor towards Plymouth Sound, the river is a popular spot for recreational sports: canoeists, kayakers and fishers can be found here, especially during summer months.
Continuing to follow the river, you will not realise you have entered Plymouth until you arrive at the seafront. The path carves through secluded countryside and quiet woodlands to the sea.
A bustling port city, Plymouth had a turbulent past. The city was burned down by Breton raiders at the start of the 15th century, served as a major port during the slave trade, was beseiged by Royalists during the English Civil War, and more!
With such an interesting history, there are many sites to explore in the city such as the Mayflower Museum, Royal William Yard, and Plymouth Hoe. Today, the Plymouth Hoe serves as the heart of the city with many restaurants, cafes and bars. Here, you will find the waters of the English Channel and the end to your epic adventure following the Devon Coast ot Coast.
Plymouth has excellent rail connections across the country with direct trains to London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Penzance and Manchester.
For more information on visiting Plymouth, see: visitplymouth.co.uk
For information on trains, visit: gwr.com/plan-journey/stations-and-routes/plymouth
July 2, 2019