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Kingsbridge town trail (2m)

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Kingsbridge town trail – Discover clues to the history of the town

A 1.5 hours easy walk around the town of Kingsbridge. Leave at least an extra hour if you wish to explore the museum, churches and pubs. There is an audio guide for this walk which is best listened to along the route via the South Devon National Landscape walks webpage.


Kingsbridge Information Centre, The Quay, Kingsbridge TQ7 1HS
2 miles
Easy. A steep walk up Fore St.
Level pavements and surfaced roads
Quay St car park, Kingsbridge TQ7 1JD
OS map
Explorer OL20
Grid Reference
SX 735 440
Public transport
Buses to Kingsbridge, see
In Kingsbridge
At entrance to Quay St car park and off Fore St. at top of the hill


  1. Heading towards the town, cross the road by the traffic island and turn into Fore Street. Opposite the Quay pub turn left into Mill Street.
  2. After exploring Mill St, turn into the aptly named ‘Squeezebelly Lane’ beside The Hermitage. Turn right and follow the leat along the path, turning left at the end back onto Fore St.
  3. Walk up the main street and take the passageway on your left marked ‘Baptist Lane’.
  4. After exploring Baptist Lane, continue up the hill stopping at points of interest on the way.
  5. Continue up Fore St.
  6. Continue up Fore St.
  7. Continue up Fore St.
  8. Continue up Fore St.
  9. After visiting the Methodist church continue up the road past the Cookworthy Museum.
  10. walk up to Knowle House before returning back.
  11. Turn left into Duncombe St.
  12. Carry on up Duncombe Street, across Belle Vue Road into Waterloo Road.At the end turn left into Church St.
  13. After visiting the church, retrace your steps and keep left along Church Street.
  14. Follow Ebrington Street to your left (or follow Bridge Street to your right for a short cut back to The Quay).
  15. Turn right into Derby Rd and at the end turn left.
  16. Cross Embankment Road to walk alongside the estuary and back to the start.

Audio point 1 – Kingsbridge town trail: Kingsbridge Quay


Audio point 2 – Kingsbridge town trail: Medieval mills and a woolcombers saint


Audio point 3 – Kingsbridge town trail: Architectural facelift


Audio point 4 – Kingsbridge town trail: From Quakers to Catholics


Audio point 5 – Kingsbridge town trail: Bread and beer


Audio point 6 – Kingsbridge town trail: The Parish Church and a curious clock


Audio point 7 – Kingsbridge town trail: Quaker simplicity


Audio point 8 – Kingsbridge town trail: The heart of the market town


Audio point 9 – Kingsbridge town trail: Methodists and motor cars


Audio point 10 – Kingsbridge town trail: An early naturalist


Audio point 11 – Kingsbridge town trail: Heating and healing


Audio point 12 – Kingsbridge town trail: Reading, writing, ‘rithmatic and religion


Audio point 13 – Kingsbridge town trail: Saints and Saxons


Audio point 14 – Kingsbridge town trail: Mistaken identity


Audio point 15 – Kingsbridge town trail: Industries old and new


Audio point 16 – Kingsbridge town trail: Silent shipyards

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