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Kingsbridge To Bowcombe Creek (3.5m)

Category
Moderate
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.

 

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

Overview

Start
Quay Street car park, Kingsbridge. TQ7 1JD
Distance
2.5 miles
Difficulty
Moderate. 7 stiles; 1 flight of steps; 1 steep ascent; 1 steep descent
Terrain
Surfaced roads and paths; tracks and green lanes; country footpaths
Parking
Quay Street car park, Kingsbridge. TQ7 1JD
OS map
Explorer OL20
Grid Reference
SX 735 439
Public transport
Buses to Kingsbridge, see www.travelinesw.com
Refreshments
In Kingsbridge
Toilets
Kingsbridge Quay car park

Directions

  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.  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. Just past Rose cottage 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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