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Find the best Plymstock walks. The Ramblers Association now have a greatly improved website which is an exceptional resource for all walkers, hikers and young families wanting to go for walks with young children. This site lists everything from historical walks to leader led walks to any really arduous walks within the Elburton area.

Find A Walk Near Me by using Walking Britain is a truly excellent and free resource. Just enter where you are or where you would like to walk - and print out directions. The walks are graded and you can buy a specific map of the area at the same time. These are proper OS maps and weather proofed if required.

I always think of walking as one of the few activities you can do for free - and now you can with this guide!

Walking, Hiking and Outdoor Shops

Go Outdoors

Laira Bridge Rd, Plymouth PL4 9LR, UK – 0344 387 6835

Love GoOutdoors Plymouth. The staff are always on hand to help and they're really knowledgeable in their own departments. It's great value for money and you can get a lot of really cool kit here. Sign up for newsletters and you'll get reminded of when they're having sales or additional discount weekends to save even more.

Fantastic friendly staff, quick service & sell almost everything you need from tents to fishing gear. Well worth getting the discount card, easily make your money back. They also do millitary discount on top of the discount card. Well worth a visit have a nice selection of coats, foot wear & clothes.

Reactive Watersports Co

Plymouth Marine Centre, Billacombe Rd, Plymouth PL9 7HP, UK – 01752 403300

Very helpful &knowledgeable staff, won't sell you any old thing to make a sale, will spend the time with you to make the correct purchase. Or just pop in for a yap. Highly recommended.

Amazingly helpful guys, great culture of watersports. I can’t praise them enough.

Square Tin

Wixenford Farm Industrial Estate, Colesdown Hill, Plymouth PL9 8AA, UK – 07980 863792

This company supplies my workwear. They provide a friendly, professional service.

Another good walking guide. Walkingworld has huge library of guides with a good selection of walks, of varying lengths and grades, pretty well anywhere in the UK. The walks come in an excellent format making them very easy to follow, with photographs to illustrate every important decision point and a proper Ordnance Survey map.

A modist annual subscription gives you unlimited access to all the walks. However you can Pay As Go by downloading indiviual walks.You get one walk free.

Crucially you can also find walks France, Spain, Norway, Portugal and Australia!

Camping and Caravaning

Plymouth Sound Caravan and Motorhome Club Site

Plymouth Sound Club Site, Bovisand Lane, Down Thomas, Plymouth, Devon PL9 0AE, UK – 01752 862325

Lovely campsite in a great location. Site overlooks Plymouth sound and you can walk down to Bovisand - road is narrow so watch out for traffic. There is a great enclosed dog walk so you can let your dog off for a run. The village of Down Thomas is a few minutes walk away. There's a village store where you can pick up essentials and there's a lovely pub, the Mussel Inn. I look forward to coming here again.

Excellent little site for our first ever caravan experience quite a steep learning curve for us newbies but one that we shall be repeating.

Pilgrims Rest Campsite

Corner of, Wembury Rd, Plymouth PL9 0ER, UK – 01752 863429

What a gem, beautiful setting, country and sea views, 5 minute walk into the village, 15 minutes to the beach and coastal footpath. Facilities are fine and spotlessly clean. And most importantly the warmest welcome ever from the owner, Jimmy. Thank you we will be back

Bovisand Lodge Holiday Park

Bovisand Rd, Plymouth PL9 0AA, UK – 01752 403554

I can't recommend highly enough. The place is just gorgeous. The setting is unbelievably beautiful. The caravans are clean and luxurious. There is plenty to do in the area. The hosts are helpful and welcoming and there are free roaming hens that pop by to say hello. I really want to go back. And I disagree with the review below that said the beach was dirty and not suitable for children. It wasn't dirty in any way at all. I don't know much about what's suitable for children, but there were plenty of children on the beach while I was there and they seemed fine and happy.

A brilliant place with great facilities and loads of things for kids to do. The pool is great and so is the 2 minute walk to the beach. Lovely staff - so happy and friendly. Perfect!

Looking for dog friendly cottages around Plymstock? The 'Dog Friendly Cottages' website looks like any other self-catering accommodation website but every single one should be dog friendly! This saves worrying and going through all the small print. However you you may need to check with the owner where the dog is expected to sleep and the what size of dog you can have!
Dog People find this is such a great website. If you have dogs who go on holiday with you just enter PL9 8PR and everything from dog friendly Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels to dog friendly walks and beaches come up. The Dog People site covers Bed & Breakfast, Holiday Parks, Hotels, Self Catering, Pubs & Food, Days Out. Enjoy!

Plymstock Buggy Walks, Short Walks, Granny or Grandpa Walks

'Walks with Buggies' is a must for walking parents with young children, babies or even grannies and grandpas! If you would like to walk around Elburton or Devon just select your nearest town, length of walk and type of walk. You will not only be able to download detailed OS maps free of charge but you can read reviews of walks and their ratings - and add your own afterwards! Enjoy PS This link has been withdrawn. Please watch this space or send a suggestion!

Snake bites

Most snake bites in the UK are not serious. But it's important to get all snake bites checked as soon as possible.

Call 999 or go to A&E immediately if:

  • you think you, or someone else, has been bitten by a snake

Find your nearest A&E


If you're not in the UK when you are bitten by a snake, contact the emergency medical services in the country you're in.

Get foreign travel advice on GOV.UK

What to do while you're waiting for help


  • stay calm, most snake bites in the UK are not serious and can be treated

  • keep the part of your body that was bitten as still as you can

  • lie in the recovery position if you can

  • take paracetamol for any pain

  • try to remember the colour and pattern of the snake to tell the doctor

  • take off any jewellery and loosen clothes near the bite, in case it swells


  • do not go near the snake, or try to catch or kill it

  • do not try to suck or cut the poison (venom) out of the bite

  • do not tie anything tightly round the part of the body where the bite is

  • do not take aspirin or ibuprofen, as they can make bleeding worse

What happens at the hospital

You will usually need to stay in hospital for at least 24 hours if you have been bitten by a snake.

The bite will be cleaned and bandaged. You may be given an injection to help protect you from tetanus.

If you were bitten by a poisonous (venomous) snake you will be treated with a medicine to fight the venom. This is given through a thin tube into a vein, called a drip.

Types of UK snake

Only 3 types of snake are found in the wild in the UK.

The adder is the only venomous snake, but you should get all snake bites checked as soon as possible.

Telling the doctors the colour and pattern of the snake that bit you could help them treat it.

Click to see images of the our three types of snake and what to do if you get bitten


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