River Avon meanders

Aveton Gifford

A perfect taste of the South Hams countryside. This inland walk bowls along on paths and green lanes, taking in hills and combes, gentle pasture, woodland and stream, with views to the moor for good measure.


Start Memorial Hall car park, Aveton Gifford
Distance 5.75 miles
Circular Walk? Yes
Grade Moderate

Footpaths, with some very slippery, muddy sections in wet weather; green lanes, with some eroded sections; surfaced roads.

Obstacles and steep gradients

4 'dog friendly' stiles; 1 flight of steps; 1 steep ascent.


This route is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Public transport

Bus service 93 from Kingsbridge, Modbury and Plymouth. For information on public transport in South Hams please call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visit www.traveline.org.uk.

Refreshment stops

Fishermen's Rest pub 01548 550284: turn right out of car park, pub at far end of main street on right.


Public toilet on side of Memorial Hall at car park.


Memorial Hall car park, Aveton Gifford. By donation.


Please contact Kingsbridge Tourist Information Centre on 01548 853591 or visit www.welcomesouthdevon.co.uk/locations/kingsbridge.

Other facilities

Village stores and post office by car park, Aveton Gifford. Public payphone: turn right out of car park, 250 metres on right.

OS map Explorer OL20
Grid reference SX694477