Follow Plymouth’s Mayflower Trail this ‘Trailtober’ and win historic prizes

Oct 01, 2020

The team behind Plymouth Trails is inviting you to try one of the new walking routes around Plymouth this October, and is looking for your experiences and feedback of the exciting new app.

What’s more, those who take part in Trailtober will get the opportunity to win some fabulous prizes, including a trip to Drake’s Island.

All you need to do is download the Plymouth Trails app here, follow one of the new tailored routes around the city and submit your feedback by 1 November.

The interactive Plymouth Trails app is free to download and includes three trails:

The Mayflower Trail: Following a circular route around the Barbican, see the buildings and meet the people that shaped the city in 1620, when the Mayflower ship and its passengers set sail for America.

The City Centre Trail: Discover a different side to the imposing post-war architecture in the city centre and learn more about how the city was rebuilt following the Blitz during World War II.

The Plymouth Hoe Trail: Enjoy a walk along the coast as you delve into Plymouth’s maritime history, taking in key landmarks such as Tinside Lido and Smeaton's Tower.

By utilising new technologies, the app allows users to overlay video and images onto the landscape in front of them to experience a 'then and now' snapshot of the city.

Accompanying children's activity guides are also available to download to keep younger visitors engaged. And from September, school activity packs will be available for teachers to use with groups of children, too.

The Mayflower Trail has been created as part of the Mayflower 400 commemorations which will now continue into 2021.

It boasts a physical presence in the form of bronze monoliths along the route helping to guide visitors and providing more information.


The new trails were made possible thanks to financial support from Plymouth City Council, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Great Western Railway, Plymouth Waterfront Partnership, Mayflower 400 and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.

To take part in Trailtober, simply download the free interactive Plymouth Trails app here and log your feedback for the chance to win a fantastic prize - including a trip to Drake’s Island, membership to The Box Plymouth, a preview of The Elizabethan House.

Find out more about Trailtober here.

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