Saltram Loop traffic-free cycle route

Saltram Loop Cycle Route Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

The Saltram Loop is a six mile, practically completely traffic-free circular route in Plymouth. It runs right through the Saltram Estate, using part of NCN 27, and is suitable for cycling with children (provided they can ride that distance).

In places you will find it hard to believe you’re inside the city, but especially though the Saltram Estate it can get extremely busy with walkers, children and dogs. The route shown on the map below starts in Plymstock, just off Billacombe Road.

Surface on the Saltram Loop

The surface is a mix of compacted gravel, or tar. For significant parts, the tar is quite bumpy, and in several places the compacted gravel is smoother than the tar.


Any kind of bike can be used along this route.


There are toilets at Saltram House, where the National Trust also has a café.


Safety: ⭐⭐⭐
Hilliness: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Flat)
Refreshment stops: ⭐
Barriers: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Surface: ⭐⭐⭐

Overall: ⭐⭐⭐

The grading system I use is explained here.

Points of Interest

Saltram House itself is an attraction, as is the folly, overlooking the Plym estuary.

Routes in Devon

See also  Brunel Trail


There are no barriers along this route. There are two gates on the Saltram estate, but they are wide. The gates are gravity-closed, and can simply be pushed open.

Paying the rent

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Forecast for the Saltram Loop

What the Saltram Loop looks like

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Getting to the Saltram Loop

It is possible to follow a mostly traffic-free route from the Plymouth train station. There is also a traffic-free route from Oreston that connects with this route.
If driving there, there is a paid-for (free for National Trust members) car park at Saltram House.

More Routes

To find more routes, click this link.


DayCycle routes are routes can can easily be cycled by most people in a day, or part of a day. Do have a look at all the other DayCycle routes available on WillCycle. Many contain detailed route guides, as well as embedded maps (like the one below).

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