Bere Peninsula Circular (Overview)

Station(s)

Bere Ferrers, Tamar Valley Line (Plymouth to Gunnislake)

Walk Length & Gradient

7.5 miles circular walk (Ramble), Hilly

OS Explorer map(s)

108 Lower Tamar Valley and Plymouth

Walk Link(s) and Source(s)

Railwalks Route

Walk Description

A pretty and varied country stroll less than 20 minutes’ train ride from the bustle of Plymouth. This walk is virtually all on quiet country lanes, meaning very little mud!

From Bere Ferrers station, the walk descends to Weir Quay besides the Tamar, with pleasant views across the river to Cornwall. After ascending to the outskirts of Bere Alston, the walk returns to Bere Ferrers past farmers’ fields and the wooded valley below, and offering fine views of the Tavy as you descend into Bere Ferrers.

Other Useful Information

The Tamar Belle at tranquil Bere Ferrers station offers a heritage centre, dining and accomodation in restored railway carriages and signal box and railway demonstrations. Well worth a visit, and be sure to ring ahead.

There are pubs at Bere Alston and Bere Ferrers, and convenience stores at Bere Alston.‚Äč