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.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) At the entrance to the car park, cross the road at the pedestrian crossing. Go through the narrow alley to the right of Harbour House, then left along Ebrington Street. Follow the right hand side pavement behind the bingo hall and continue along raised footway up the hill.
(1) 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.
(2) At the junction, take the track to the left. At the bottom, turn sharp right onto the road along Bowcombe Creek.
(3) Turn right over stile and up the footpath through a small wood. At the ‘public footpath’ fingerpost, turn sharp right up across the field to the far corner. (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).
(4) Cross over the stone stile and follow the field edge path. Keep right through rugby club car park. Cross road and stile onto the footpath down the steep scrubby field.
(5) 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(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 13ft - Quay Street car park
1 : mi 0.52 - alt. 144ft - Church
2 : mi 1.02 - alt. 223ft - Junction of tracks
3 : mi 1.62 - alt. 43ft - Small wood
4 : mi 2.01 - alt. 190ft - Stone stile
5 : mi 2.27 - alt. 30ft - Road
D/A : mi 2.62 - alt. 13ft - Quay Street car park
Start : Quay Street car park, Kingsbridge. TQ7 1JD
Terrain : Surfaced roads and paths; tracks and green lanes; country footpaths
Parking : Quay Street car park, Kingsbridge. TQ7 1JD
Public transport : Buses to Kingsbridge, see www.travelinesw.com
Refreshments : In Kingsbridge
Toilets : Kingsbridge Quay car park
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