Blockhouse Park

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Blockhouse ParkBlockhouse Park is one of the highest points in the city (70m) offering spectacular views of Dartmoor, Plymouth Sound and over the River Tamar to Bodmin Moor. The Mount Pleasant Redoubt sits at the highest point of the park and was originally built in the Napoleonic era. In the Second World War it housed anti-aircraft guns to defend Devonport Dockyard which it looks down upon.

Opening times

  • Open 24 hours a day and free to use

Sport facilities

  • Mini football pitch


  • Swings and picnic benches

Walks, nature and scenery

  • Fantastic views across the city and beyond
  • Good paths throughout the park
  • Swifts can be seen above the park in summer screeching whilst they perform aerial acrobatics
  • Wildflower meadow
  • Orchard
  • Bins and dog bins


  • Seating throughout the park


  • Toilets which are free to use during daylight hours


  • Most paths are tarmac, allowing pram and wheelchair users to access to some areas
  • Located on a steep hill and steps are present in several places

Travel and directions

  • One and half miles from the city centre
  • Accessible using public transport with bus stops along Devonport Road to the south of the park
  • Parking available on adjacent roads (no official car park)