Walk - Bovisand & Hooe Lake
6.8 miles (11.0 km)
Jennycliff car park - PL9 9SW Jennycliff
Moderate - One long steady climb, with some shorter ones, as well as some stiles and flights of steps.
A delightful waterside walk past some of the forts that defended Plymouth Sound through many different periods of history. The return route passes Hooe Lake, where waterbirds and wildfowl perch on the hulks of ancient wrecks, and then loops inland through the gardens, woods and arboretum of the Radford estate. The Harris family of Radford House were bankers and backers of Tudor adventurers Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh, who left their booty at Radford House for safekeeping when they sailed in from the high seas. The unfortunate Raleigh was later imprisoned here before being executed.
For a shorter walk, catch the bus back to Jennycliff at Hooe, or back to Plymouth from either Hooe or Staddiscombe. If arriving by ferry from Plymouth, start the walk just after 2.
Rusty Anchor, Plymouth
A classic Victorian townhouse adjacent to Plymouth's bustling harbour. This elegant six bedroomed property has been modernised to provide a chic, eclectic look whilst maintaining much of its originality. Locally sourced organic food. Accommodation is flexible, from long term stays, special offers, weekend deals etc. Small short haired dogs welcome.
Edgcumbe Guest House, Plymouth
Highly recommended guest house offering quality accommodation and fabulous breakfasts using top quality produce. Long established, clean and extremely comfortable, family run. Perfect base for your walking holiday. Ideally located a few yards from the sea front. En suite rooms, free wifi, digital tvs, hairdryers, generous beverage trays. Special diets catered for.
The Old Mill Cafe, Wembury
Located right on Wembury beach. A National Trust building run by sisters Jemma and Jennifer. We provide light refreshments, locally roasted organic coffee, delicious pasties from local supplier and homemade sandwiches and soup to have in or takeaway. We are open everyday until 1st November 1030 - 4.30pm