Find places to stay with easy access to Sheepstor, Burrator Reservoir, Leather Tor and the Upper Plym Valley. Superb location in the south west of Dartmoor National Park. Plymouth to the south and Tamar Valley AONB to the west. The South Devon AONB is to the south east.
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Plym Ford, Devon


  • Located in Sheepstor, Devon, South West England, England
  • If you want to cross the River Plym in the Upper Plym Valley then we'd recommend using Plym Ford.* Plym Ford is part of what is named the Abbot's Way on both the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map and the Harvery British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map. From Plym Ford, heading south east, the Abbot's Way is a well worn grass track that rises along the flank of Great Gnats Head on its way to Erme Head and Fords. We've located Plym Ford on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location
  • *The other option is about two miles south west using the ford by Ditsworthy Warren House although we've been unable to pass at the latter on several occasions owing to high water levels. We've also crossed the river up by Plym Head but the terrain is very marshy and not recommended. We've also tried to cross the water at Plym Steps without success. Clearly, water levels rise and fall dependent upon the season and rainfall but we'd always recommend crossing the river at Plym Ford
  • By James Penman

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