South Devon National Landscape
Follaton House, Plymouth Road,
Totnes TQ9 5NE


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Kingsbridge To Bowcombe Creek (3.5m)

About This Project

Kingsbridge to Bowcombe Creek –  A delightful route following creeks and green lanes steeped in the trade and travel of past times.

This short moderate walk offers melting views of the boat-bobbing estuary and charming South Hams countryside, and a host of waterfowl and wading birds into the bargain.


This walk includes one hidden National Landscape geocache – ‘Your South Devon landscape 10 ’ . Information about our geocaches and how to find them here.


Quay Street car park, Kingsbridge. TQ7 1JD
2.5 miles
Moderate. 7 stiles; 1 flight of steps; 1 steep ascent; 1 steep descent
Surfaced roads and paths; tracks and green lanes ( rocky and uneven in places, can be slippery when wet) ; country footpaths
Quay Street car park, Kingsbridge. TQ7 1JD
OS map
Explorer OL20
Grid Reference
SX 735 439
Public transport
Buses to Kingsbridge, see
In Kingsbridge
Kingsbridge Quay car park


  1. At the entrance to the car park, cross the road at the pedestrian crossing.
  2. Go through the narrow alley to the right of Harbour House, then left along Ebrington Street.
  3. Follow the right hand side pavement behind the bingo hall and continue along raised footway up the hill.
  4. Just above the church, turn right down a tarmac path.  Turn left at the road (ignore footpath sign) and sharp right after 100m.  Continue past Washabrook Farm, and up the rocky green lane.
  5. At the junction, take the track to the left ( this is an old sunken green lane which is uneven and rocky in places and can be slippery when wet).  At the bottom, turn sharp right onto the road along Bowcombe Creek.
  6. (To extend the walk here, follow the road along to the viewing platform, and the recreation area beyond at Bowcombe Bridge.  Return the same way).
  7. Turn right over stile and up footpath through a small wood.  At the ‘public footpath’ fingerpost, turn sharp right up across the field to the far corner.
  8. Cross over the stone stile and follow the field edge path.
  9. Keep right through rugby club car park.  Cross road and stile onto footpath down steep scrubby field.
  10. Join the road left, then turn immediately left through the recreation ground.  At the road, turn right, and follow the creek back to the car park


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