Plymouth fringe

Steep wooded settled scarp slopes

A steep, wooded, upper slope of river valley on the southern edge of Plymouth between Jennycliff Bay and Elburton.

Features

  • A narrow band of steeply sloping land immediately below the plateau edge
     
  • Unenclosed
     
  • Well wooded
     
  • Extensively settled, with converted buildings and smallscale 20th century dwellings
     
  • Narrow winding lanes with well treed hedgebanks
     
  • Enclosed, with occasional long views out over adjoining valley
     
  • Scrub and moorland at western end, showing coastal influence