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Address: Radford Park Road, Plymouth, England
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A lovely walk

A lovely walk, feels really woodland-y for being so close to the city. Nice little stream for splashing in :)

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2016
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Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

A lovely walk, feels really woodland-y for being so close to the city. Nice little stream for splashing in :)

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is at the bottom of my road, a great place for walkers, dog walkers, runners and families just wanting to take a picnic or show children how to feed the ducks. There are two lakes - one freshwater and situate in the park and the other is on the other side of a wall with a castle and is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Back after several years we had forgotten just how serene beautiful and peaceful this area is. Rolling parkland, interesting varied selection of trees, historical gatehouse, large freshwater pond and the tidal creek off the south side of the Plym estuary. Lots of dog walkers and strollers, even Lycra and joggers but not unpleasantly busy, maybe because it is not that... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I have previously visited Radford Lake with my parents as a youngster and thought I'd take my children there for a picnic. We had a lovely afternoon with a short enough walk for my 2 year old to cope with to see the ducks. The park is beautiful and well kept with a pleasant atmosphere amongst all those visiting. Parking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Peaceful lovely walk, always plenty to look at, always seems really clean and tidy too, just beautiful!

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Callington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

It was raining when we visited but that did not prevent us from enjoying the scenery in the park and on the lakes(especially the old wrecks) ! We particularly felt for the history of this site thinking what a tragedy the mansion was demolished.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

This well tended park has both a tidal area and a freshwater lake which are frequently visited by all manner of wildlife. There are wooded areas for strolling through with the dog and large grassy areas for having a picnic and enjoying the different views. This park is never packed and on some days its almost like you are the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Was a lovely walk. Ideal for dogs and children. Only reason for 4* was because of the human waste area which really did smell, but if you avoid that part it's lovely

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Radford Park is of great historical interest and also holds freshwater Radford Lake which joins under the castle with Hooe Lake, which is both tidal and sea water. A fab place for picnics, feedings the swans and ducks and walking the dogs. A great place for a run too. I walk through it all the time as a short cut... More 

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Plymouth, mostly
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Lovely leafy walks though the woods and around the lake offering views across to The Hoe. The park has a long history which can be read on the old gatehouse. Good place to walk your dog and feed the ducks. As it's an arboretum there are many unusual trees planted here.

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