Agaton Fort - Ernesettle - Tamar - Tamerton lake - Budshead Woods - Woodland Woods - Knowle Battery

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Ernesettle is a post war estate in the NW sector of Plymouth. It is bounded by the river Tamar, Tamerton Lake and Budshead Creek, all tidal areas attracting many river loving birds. Once in Plymouth there were several of these creeks. Over the years almost all the creeks were filled in on the Devon side of the Tamar. Only these creeks remain unspoilt to remind us of how the Plymouth area once was.

Plymouth also has plenty of woodland areas and this walk passes through two of them Budshead Woods and Woodland Woods. The views from the river side areas are spectacular and the woodland areas are also attractive in their own way. Both woodland areas are classified as local nature reserves. Budshead LNR is managed by a group of local residents and remains in very good condition. Budshead was once the location of a manor house and the ruins are passed by on this walk.

Plenty of variety on this walk, two of Plymouth's Napolenonic War defences are passed by, Agaton Fort and Knowle Battery.

The two railway bridges are also worth mentioning. The railway line once was the main inland railway route linking Plymouth to London. Although the inland route to London was axed by Beeching, the line is still open as the Tamar Valley line between Plymouth and Gunnislake.

England - South West England - Devon - Town or city


Ancient Monument, Birds, Great Views, Nature Trail, Public Transport, River, Woodland

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