Canoe Days Out

Devon - Tamar - Lopwell Dam to Stonehouse

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How to get there - Follow A386 out of Plymouth for 3 - 4 miles. Turn left when signposted for Lopwell. Limited parking so a drop off would be advised.

Get a map with driving directions to start or end (enter the postcode of your starting point at A)

Suggested Launch Site - There is a small slip near the dam, perfect for launching. High tide is best for this

General Description - Follow the tide down under the multi arch bridge, bearing left. This will take you past Devonport dockyard so stay clear of the ships, otherwise sea-plod may pay you a warning visit!!

You will pass the Torpoint ferries so take extra care. Aim for the wake of one that's passing and don't hang around!

You will see large old grey buildings further down on the left (Royal William Yard), turn left just before this and follw the creek up to Admiral's hard slip. I'm sure this is a public slip but it is also used by the Cremyll passenger ferry so eyes open.


Comments on this trip

Scott Trickett
25 Jun 2015
Hi Mark,Recently had a couple of paddles on my sit on top kayak from Lopwell Dam to the Tamar bridge. Saw your link when trying to find out if any one knows how far in distance it is from the Dam to the Bridge Hopefully you might be able to help meout with this oneCheersScott


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