Linear Park

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Linear ParkLinear Park is located between the areas of Keyham and Ford in Plymouth. As its name hints, the park was formerly part of the London and South Western Railway which linked Devonport to London between 1890 and 1964.

The park was a former railway cutting that has been filled in to allow people to walk, sit and relax in a pleasant environment. From north to south, the park measures 500m in length. Vestiges of a former railway bridge can be seen intersecting the park and reminders of the age of steam are present in local road names such as Brunel Terrace and Station Road.

At the southern end of the park, the land drops away steeply where a seven arch limestone viaduct was present until 1987. The railway continued on through two tunnels beneath Devonport Park to Devonport Station, now the College of Further Education on King's Road.

Opening times

  • Open 24 hours a day and free to use

Walks, nature and scenery

  • Bins and dog bins

Seating

  • Seating throughout the park

Access

  • All paths have a good surface and are relatively flat

Travel and directions

  • Two miles walk from the Devonport
  • Accessible using public transport with bus stops along Moor View and Royal Navy Avenue
  • Parking available on some adjacent roads (no official car park)