Walk - Wembury to Mount Batten Point
5.8 miles (9.4 km)
Wembury Beach Car Park - PL9 0HP Mount Batten Point - PL9 9SL
Moderate - A fairly level walk, with some steep but short climbs
Park at Mount Batten Point and take a foot ferry across the Plymouth Sound to the Barbican, a short stroll from the bus station. From here you can catch the bus to Wembury and walk back along the Coast Path, where there are stunning views across the Plymouth Sound. The Great Mewstone, along the way, was the inspiration for Turner's famous 'Mewstone' watercolour and is now a bird sanctuary. Mount Batten Point and the headlands beyond it have been key sites for defending Plymouth throughout history, and there are fascinating glimpses of several of the 'Palmerston Follies', a ring of coastal forts built around Plymouth at the end of the nineteenth century.
The walk is part of our "Summer Strolls". Use the walk (or part of it) to visit the beach at Wembury, which is a Marine Conservation Area and a great spot for rock pooling.