Walk of the Month: Cremyll to Maker Church
A circular walk on a peninsula protruding into the Hamoaze estuary and where the land was dotted with gun batteries, defending against a potential invasion from Napoleon.
- Spectacular gardens of Mount Edgcumbe
- National Camellia Collection
- Deer Park and wooded paths of the Mount Edgcumbe estate
- Views over St Germans River and Plymouth Sound
The walk begins with the Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, passing through the formal gardens and past the house, then through the deer park to reach Maker Church. The route then descends through the woods to reach the creeks of the River Tamar and follows the riverside path back to Cremyll.
The formal gardens at Mount Edcumbe are at their peak at this time of the year. Along the creeks, keep a look out for the very pretty, if unfortunately named, bastard balm growing in shady areas.
Gradients: There is a steady climb from Mount Edgcumbe House to the top of the deer park. After Maker Church, there is a steep descent through the woods on the way down the the riverside path.
Dogs: Only 1 stile on the route which has a gate alongside.
Distance: 3 miles – Steepness: Moderate
Footwear: walking boots or, in summer, walking shoes
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