Off along the road heading upstream.
Soon we were in Hallowell Wood.
Coming out by Well Farm.
Following the footpath we came out in this orchard. Thoughts of 'scrumping' came to mind but those much more sensible found a few fallen apples for us to sample and very nice they were too.
On the higher land we had a view down the Tamar estuary to the Tamar Road Bridge and Brunel's Royal Albert Bridge.
Over the railway line linking Plymouth with Gunnislake.
Held up whilst the hedge was trimmed. Good idea not to come this way on your bike for a few days!
Then along the green lane by Lower Birch Farm with a short interlude of sunshine and view of Dartmoor in the distance.
Stopping here for a coffee break.
Down to the edge of the water at Liphill Quay.
Looking out across the marsh lands - the tide coming in now.
Finally up the steep hill and on to the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail to take us back...
...to The Plough for lunch, which came much more quickly than when we were last here.
With Liz, Brenda, Stella, Anne, Tom and David.