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Plymouth to Noss Mayo

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Take the ferry across the Cattewater from the pontoon at the Barbican to Mount Batten Point.  Experience the peacefulness and isolation that this section of the path offers.
easy
Distance 11.9 km
3:30 h
149 m
145 m

After passing Wembury Point the path is easy to follow along low cliffs to Wembury Beach and onwards to Warren Point. From here you will cross the Yealm by ferry (seasonal) to the tiny settlement of Noss Mayo, your stop for the night.

Alternative routes — There is an alternative walking route around the Cattewater which is the official route of the SWCP. This is described in the guidebook.

Another alternative walking route round the Yealm estuary is described in the guidebook. This is an additional distance of 9 miles/14.5km. Public transport options are also available.

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Update: November 08, 2021
Difficulty
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Highest point
84 m
Lowest point
0 m
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Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WES(SWCP)PTB

Start

Mount Batten Point (after ferrying from Plymouth) (1 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SX 48579 53358
DD
50.360603, -4.130175
DMS
50°21'38.2"N 4°07'48.6"W
UTM
30U 419612 5579336
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Destination

Warren Point (from where you ferry across the Yealm and walk 1 km to Noss Mayo)

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

OS Grid
SX 48579 53358
DD
50.360603, -4.130175
DMS
50°21'38.2"N 4°07'48.6"W
UTM
30U 419612 5579336
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
11.9 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
149 m
Descent
145 m
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