West Alvington Wood

Kingsbridge to West Alvington Woods

Stroll out of Kingsbridge for a tranquil dawdle through parkland meadow and dappled woodland, just a hop, skip and a jump from the town, an unexpected delight.


Start Quay St car park, Kingsbridge
Distance 2 miles
Circular Walk? Yes
Grade Easy

Surfaced roads, field and woodland footpaths, fairly even underfoot, some mud in wet weather.

Obstacles and steep gradients

3 Stiles (1 can be bypassed).


This route is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Public transport

Kingsbridge is served by buses from Plymouth, Exeter, Totnes, Salcombe and many other locations throughout the South Hams. For information on public transport in South Hams please call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visit www.traveline.org.uk.

Refreshment stops

Many pubs, cafes, and restuarants in Kingsbridge. Ring O' Bells pub, West Alvington 01548 857227.


Public toilets by entrance to Quay St car park in Kingsbridge.


Quay St car park, Kingsbridge.


Please contact Kingsbridge Information Centre on 01548 853195 or visit www.welcomesouthdevon.co.uk/locations/kingsbridge.

Other facilities

Many shops in Kingsbridge. Tourist Information Centre and public payphones on the Quay. Public payphone on main street, West Alvington.

OS map Explorer OL20
Grid reference SX735439


1. By entrance to car park, pass to left of the Tourist Information Centre to the road.  Turn left and head up road past the filling station.

2. Cross road above the roundabout and continue uphill.

3. Just before a long ramp of steps, turn right down a green lane signed 'Public Footpath'.  By the gateway pillars, bear left along footpath. 

4. Follow path down through field around edge of wood.  Enter the wood where you see the stile and follow the path straight on. 

5. After 200m turn left in front of the waymarker post and follow path up to a stile at the top edge of the wood.  Follow the green lane leading down into West Alvington.

6. Turn left along pavement and then follow path above the road back to Kingsbridge.  Cross road above the roundabout.  Continue down past filling station and turn right past Tourist Information Centre to car park.



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