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.


  • 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