Plympton Pathfields

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Pathfields is a large greenspace measuring 11 hectares and includes wildflower areas, a woodland, hedgerows and extensive fields. Pathfields are steeped in history forming part of an ancient trackway which ran from Plympton Hill to the Ridgeway, adjacent to Plympton Castle built in the 1100s and the site of an important Royalist encampment during the siege of Plymouth in the English Civil War (1642 to 1646).

Opening times

  • Open 24 hours a day and free to use

Walks, nature and scenery

  • Views over Plympton St Maurice conservation area
  • Several itineraries are possible including a woodland walk
  • Bins and dog bins (responsible dog walkers welcome)
  • Plympton St Maurice Civic Association


  • Seating along the main walkways


  • Accessible for wheelchairs and buggies with well surfaced paths

Travel and directions

  • 200m from Plympton shopping centre
  • Accessible using public transport with bus stops along Mudgeway and Ridgeway Roads
  • Parking is available next to the park in Mudgeway car park