Walking Group Southway Nature Reserve – Active For All

 Southway Nature Reserve Walk

Walking is great for your health and wellbeing. It’s also a good way to meet new people and make friends.  Active for All is a service that supports and promotes physical activity for adults with learning disabilities and/ or mental health support needs.

If you plan to attend please book your place by calling, or texting, a member of the Active for All Team on 07305 007983. The meeting point for the walk will be the bottom of Southway Drive at 11 am. Citybus Service 40 will get you to the meeting point, (10:35 am from Royal Parade & 10:40 am from Mutley Plain)

Tips for staying safe on your Walk

  1. Clothing Wear lightweight loose-fitting clothes. To stay dry, wear non-cotton clothes. Always check the weather forecast before setting out on your walk.
  2. Footwear Wear shoes that are suitable for walking, comfortable, and fit your feet. This will reduce the risk of blisters and calluses. Your walking shoes should be fairly lightweight. These types of shoes provide good shock absorption.
  3. A way of tracking time Take a battery-operated watch.
  4. A bottle of water Keeping hydrated is important; always take plenty of water.
  5. Food It’s a good idea to bring some snacks or more substantial food if you are going on a long walk. You need to ‘refuel’
  6. Sunscreen Even if it’s not particularly hot, the sun can burn your skin. If the weather is dry, a bottle of sunscreen will come in handy.
  7. Paracetamol Headaches and muscle pain can ruin any long walk. Have some with you just in case.
  8. Mobile Phone Always bring your fully charged mobile phone with you. You might need to call someone in an emergency.
  9. Prescribed Medication Remember to bring any prescribed medication which you need to take whilst on the walk.

Southway Nature Reserve

Active for All - Walking Group

Southway Valley is located in the north of Plymouth. It has some beautiful woodland to stroll through. A babbling brook follows a course into Tamerton Creek, part of the Tamar Estuary.

It’s a designated Local Nature Reserve and home to a variety of wildlife. The site provides a valuable landscape containing a number of habitats including, woodland, hedgerows, grassland, and a stream. The woodlands are home to several ancient woodland flowers including the common spotted orchid, bluebell, primrose, yellow pimpernel, wild garlic, and pignut.

Southway Nature Reserve Map


Remember this is a Local Nature Reserve, please be considerate to wildlife and to other users:

  • Don’t pick wildflowers   or plants
  • Don’t disturb animals
  • Take your litter home
  • Keep dogs under control
  • Keep dogs out of stream area
  • Clean up after your dogs
  • No camping
  • No motorbikes
  • No fires