Cremyll - Kingsand - Cawsand - Cremyll
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This is a very popular walk for Plymothians as it involves a passenger ferry crossing across the mouth of the Tamar from Stonehouse in Plymouth to Cremyll and the Mount Edgecumbe Country Park and House. Cremyll is the first hamlet you meet on the coast when you go abroad to Cornwall. The first half of the walk to Kingsand and Cawsand is the first stretch of the South Cornish Coastal path you meet when leaving Devon.
The walk takes you from Cremyll Ferry into the Mount Edgecumbe Estate and along the coastal path as it follows the coastline around the estate. There are superb gardens en route and woodland displays with many interesting features to entertain you, including a large lake, beaches at Barn Pool and superb displays of flowers and flowering shrubs in season.
If you are lucky you may even see the herds of deer which roam the estate. The views are of course quite spectacular.
As you emerge from woodland you are met by fine views of the Cornwall coastline around to Penlee Point and the twin villages of Cawsand and Kingsand. Just out to sea there is a magnificent view of Plymouth breakwater and the many yachts frequenting the sound, as well as many naval vessels.
The coast path takes you along to Kingsand and Cawsand, where there are pubs, shops and beaches. After exploring Kingsand and Cawsand you leave Kingsand and head back up over Maker Heights. From the high ground the views are even better and you are soon at Maker Church, with excellent views of the Tamar and the dockyard and Plymouth itself.
You then head back across the sheep-cropped grass and drop down into the Mount Edgecumbe Estate formal gardens and the beautiful country house, which is open to visitors in season. After exploring this area there is an easy path back to the ferry.
Many walkers wait for the return ferry from the comfort of the Edgecumbe Arms, a nice pub on the edge of the Tamar, right beside the ferry.
England - South West England - Cornwall - Coast
Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Pub, River, Sea, Stately Home, Toilets, Wildlife
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