A Stroll around Plymouth Hoe


Plymouth Hoe by Carole Langman

There is nothing better on a bright and sunny day than to visit Plymouth Hoe. Mind you, I am biased as it is my home town. Generations of my ancestors have lived here in Plymouth, and walking from the Hoe to the Barbican is so reminiscent of times gone by.

Park up – either in and around the City Centre and walk up, or you can drive up and around the Hoe where there are many spaces facing the wonderful Plymouth Sound. It does get very busy on a beautiful day though, and especially if it is a Bank Holiday or a weekend day.

I started off down at the Waterfront, a very popular place for singles, couples and young families. Sit outside and soak up the sun’s rays, listen to the gulls, and let the sea breeze blow the cobwebs away. The sun sparkles down on the water, and definitely lifts your spirits. After you have taken your fill of food and drink, stroll slowly up and around the Hoe. Make sure you stop for plenty of photo opportunities. Look out over Mount Edgcumbe and Drakes Island. You may also be able to spot Jennycliff and Mount Batten in the distance.

As you stroll down and around, you will come to the famous Mayflower Steps, from which the Pilgrim Fathers left for America in 1620. This area is very popular with tourists as you can imagine. Continue on past the Old Fish Market (now Dartington Glass) as you start to meet up with the Barbican. That is another story for another day!

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About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.

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