Erme-Plym Trail (Devon’s Coast to Coast)

About this route

This 15 mile/24km generally easy path takes in the pleasing environment of the Erme Valley south of Ivybridge, as well as following a cross-country route through attractive pastoral landscape.

The trail runs from the attractive village of Wembury on Devon’s south coast to Ivybridge. The route is a gentle undulating stretch with views of Dartmoor dominating the northern skyline. A particular highlight is the crossing of Cofflete Creek, a tributary of the estuary of the River Yealm.  After passing through the attractive villages of Brixton and Yealmpton, the northbound route reaches the Erme Valley which takes you on into Ivybridge.

Getting Around

Buses run from Plymouth to Wembury, Brixton, Yealmpton and Ivybridge.

Ivybridge is also served by bus from Exeter and Torbay, as well as train from Plymouth and Exeter.

See www.journeydevon.info for latest times.

Wembury, Yealmpton and Ivybridge all have refreshments, toilets and shops.
Generally easy path with some sections across fields, on minor roads and through woodlands.

OS Maps

Landranger (1:50,000): No. 201 Plymouth and Launceston and No. 202 Torbay and South Dartmoor
Explorer (1:25,000): No. OL20 South Devon

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Interesting information

In 2005 the Erme-Plym Trail combined with the Two Moors Way to create the Devon Coast to Coast.


Photo of a stile in front of fields and woodland
Erme-Plym trail stile Copyright Derek Harper, licenced for further use - see geograph.org.uk

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