The creek at Kingsbridge

Kingsbridge Town Trail

An hour and a half easy walk around the town of Kingsbridge. Add at least an extra hour if you wish to explore the museum, churches and pubs.


Start Kingsbridge Tourist Information Centre
Distance 1 mile
Circular Walk? Yes
Grade Easy

All along level pavements and surfaced roads.

Obstacles and steep gradients

This trail includes a steep walk up Fore Street.

Public transport

Public transport available to Kingsbridge. For information on public transport in South Hams please call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visit

Refreshment stops

Many restaurants, cafés and pubs along the route.


Public toilets are situated at the top of the town in the Cookworthy car park, or at the bottom of the town in the Recreation Ground or on the Quayside.


Parking at the bottom of the town on The Quayside, also at the top of town in Cookworthy car park.


Please contact Kingsbridge Tourist Information Centre 01548 853195 or visit

Other facilities

Car parking, many shops, pubs and restaurants, museum and churches, Tourist Information Centre.

OS map Explorer OL20
Grid reference SX735440


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. Continue along the path into Fore Street and turn left up the hill.

3. Take the passageway on your left marked 'Baptist Lane'.

4. Return to Fore Street and a little way up on your right you will see another place of worship. Turn left into the churchyard of St Edmund King and Martyr.

5. Further up Fore Street on your left is White Hart Passage which recalls the White Hart Inn (now a bedding shop).

6. Turn left into the churchyard of St Edumund King and Martyr.

7. A littler further up, across the street from the church is Leighamiter passage. If you take a look down here, you will see an appropriately simple stone building. A modest notice in the window will tell you this is now the Quakers' meeting house in Kingsbridge.

8. You are now in the heart of medieval Kingsbridge. The granite pillared walkway is known as the old shambles or butcher's stalls of the Middle Ages.

9. Continue up the hill and on your right stands Knowle House above the new houses at Knowle Close.

10. At Knowle House there also used to be toll gates across the turnpike roads out to Plymouth and Ivybridge.

11. Retrace your steps downhill and turn down Duncombe Street.

12. Carry on up Duncombe Street, across Belle Vue Road into Warterloo Road.

13. Continue up the hill and on your right is St.Thomas A Becket's church. Retrace your steps and keep left along Church Street.

14. Straight ahead of you is the slate hung The King of Prussia. Now follow Ebrington Street to your left (or follow Bridge Street to your right for a short cut back to The Quay).

15. Where Ebrington Street ends, turn right into Derby Road, but as you do, notice the small 'industrial estate' ahead of you. At the end of the road turn left and cross Embankment Road and you will be walking beside the estuary.

16. Pause a while at the shelter at the end of this promenade. As you return along the promenade to The Quay you will have a superb view of the town ahead of you.



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