THE ROUTE! Day Four!

Day Four, June 15th, sees me leaving Exmouth nice and early and heading west approximately 55 miles to the historic city of Plymouth

Massive thanks go out to The Rusty Anchor, 30 Grand Parade, Plymouth for kindly donating tonight’s accommodation at their Victorian Guest House! please visit

The Rusty Anchor Guesthouse is perfectly situated on Plymouth Hoe’s west seafront, just a stroll away from all the major attractions including the Hoe itself, Plymouth city centre, theatre, Pavilions, National Marine Aquarium, cinema and historic Barbican.

Today sees 4584 feet of elevation, so another hilly day in store, lots to see on the way such as the Market Town of Newton Abbot, famous for the Brunel industrial estate, and the most westerly racecourse in England


One part of today’s ride Im mostly looking forward to is riding through Dartmoor National Park, the moorland is capped with many exposed granite hilltops known as Tors providing habitats for Dartmoor Wildlife, such as, Lizards, Adders, Skylarks and Snipes. The highest point is High Willhays at, 621 m (2,037 ft) above sea level, it will make a pleasant location for today’s lunch stop

Heading into Plymouth coming out of the National Park should be fairly pleasant, as the last 15 miles are pretty much all down hill! Yippee!!

Other places I will be riding through today include, Dartmoor Forrest and along the river Exe

Here is the full detail of my ride for day Four, which can be found on Strava


Proceed Left onto The Strand

Right Continue on Lympstone Exton Cycle Path 0.1

Right 0.2 Left onto Lympstone Exton Cycle Path 0.2

Right onto Station Road 1.6 Left onto Exton Lane 1.7

Continue on Green Lane 1.9 Continue 2.1

Continue on Bowling Green Road 3.0 Continue on Elm Grove Road 3.1

Left onto Station Road 3.5 Right onto High Street 3.6

Continue on Exeter Road 3.8 Continue on Topsham Road 4.3

Continue 5.2 Continue on Bridge Road 5.5 Right 5.7

Continue on Canal Banks 5.8 Right 6.9

Continue on Cowick Street 8.4 Left onto Dunsford Road 8.9

Continue on Pocombe Hill 9.7 Continue on Bakers Hill 9.9

Continue on Longdown Road 10.1 Continue on Farrant’s Hill 14.2

Continue on Six Mile Hill 14.7 Continue on B3212 14.9

Continue on Steps Bridge 16.4 Continue on B3212 16.4

Right onto Exeter Road 20.8 Continue on Cross Street 21.0

Continue on George Street 21.2 Continue on Court Street 21.2

Continue on B3212 21.6 Continue on Wormhill Bridge 23.4

Continue on B3212 23.4 Continue on B3357 33.3

Continue on B3212 33.5 Continue on Two Bridges Road 34.7

Continue on Plymouth Hill 34.9 Continue on B3212 35.1

Continue on Dousland Road 40.1 Continue on A386 40.7

Right onto Tavistock Road 40.7 Continue on A386 40.8

Continue on Tavistock Road 44.4 Continue on A386 45.3

Continue on Tavistock Road 45.5 Continue on Derriford Roundabout 46.3

Continue on Tavistock Road 46.4 Continue on Manadon Hill 47.4

Continue on Outland Road 47.7 Left onto Alma Road 49.1

Left onto A386 49.8 Left onto Pennycomequick Hill 49.8

Continue on Saltash Road 50.0Continue 50.0 Left onto North Cross 50.1

Continue on Western Approach 50.2 Continue on The Crescent 50.7

Right onto Millbay Road 50.7Continue on B3240 50.9

Left onto West Hoe Road 50.9 Continue on Radford Road 51.1

Right onto Grand Parade51.3

Arrive at Finish51.3


Looking forward to my stay at The Rusty Anchor, and looking forward to a walk around the Hoe in the evening

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