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Kingsbridge town trail (2m)

Category
Moderate
About This Project

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 AONB walks webpage.

Overview

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

Directions

  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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