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The Waterfront Walkway

A walkway, which has extended the coastal path through Plymouth, comprises a distinctively marked trail across 9.3 miles designed to enhance the rich social, industrial and naval history of Plymouth. This is an entertaining and engaging walk where art is used to highlight the city's history and heritage.

Photograph of the propeller and surrounding area of Mount BattenArtist: Gordon Young in association with Russell Coleman, Owen Cunningham, Matt Franks, Brian Fell and Saffron Waghorn. Typography by Why Not Associates
Category: Permanent
Date: 1999 to present
Location: View on our Public Art Map [desktop and tablet; requires Google sign-in]
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Commissioner: Plymouth City Council


Project Description

The Plymouth Waterfront Walkway was developed by the City Council in 2002 as a unique part of the South West Coast Path National Trail. It links the Cremyll Ferry landing stage on the shores of the Tamar with Jennycliff on the eastern side of Plymouth Sound. Along the way you’ll come across larger than life characters such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Robinson Crusoe and Lawrence of Arabia. Then there’s the wall of stars, a golden scallop, a ten ton rhino and so much more. The features were created by the artists of Why Not Associates, and bring to life many of the stories that make Plymouth special.

The above information is taken from the South West Coast Path guide on their website.

Related links

A guide to the walkway can be found on Plymouth City Council’s website.

And below is a feature list of all the art works featured along the walkway: