Walking the South West Coast Path near Kingsbridge in South Devon

Walking in Kingsbridge and South Devon

South Devon has some of the finest walks in Britain. Footpaths criss-cross the countryside surrounding Kingsbridge in South Devon, taking you through thatched cottage villages, along rivers and out towards beaches to the coast path.

Situated in the centre of South Devon, the South West Coast Path and Dartmoor is also easily accessible. In the panels below are four of our favourite walks - available for you to download - along with links to pages on the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the National Trust and the South West Coast Path Association.

The Avon Valley around Loddiswell is no exception and is home to many peaceful walks and trails.


The River Avon rises up on Dartmoor and meets the sea at Bantham. Accompanied by the Primrose Line in the Avon Valley, the single track railway that opened in 1893 and closed in 1963, follows alongside as far as Loddiswell Station before swinging away to cut through the hills to reach Kingsbridge. Download the walk below.



An ancient encampment, probably at first pre-historic with the earthworks remaining of a fortress of the Danish or Anglo-Saxon period. Sitting 700 ft above the sea it commands a view of practically the whole of the South Hams.


A Devon Wildlife Trust reserve and haven for a wonderful collection of ferns, mosses and beautiful wildflowers which thrive under the shade of the trees. A network of paths let you choose the direction to take - pack your wellies and head out for a romantic stroll.


With Avon Mill Garden Centre, the South Devon Chilli Farm and Aune Valley Café offering opportunities to refuel including traditional Devon cream teas and not so traditional chilli ones – make a day of exploring this inland area often overlooked for the Coast Path and Dartmoor.

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Kingsbridge lies in the heart of South Devon AONB. The designation means it’s one of the best bits of countryside in the whole of England and Wales!

The National Trust

The National Trust has been caring for this stunning coastline for over 50 years. Take a walk to see their work in action.

The South West Coast Path

Stroll, run, cycle or roll along South Devon's Coast Path and you'll find out why it's one of the most stunning on earth.

Circular Walk from Hope Cove

Enjoy a circular walk from Hope Cove, following the towering cliffs with stunning views and winding green lanes.


Accessible Walk on Dartmoor

A pleasant walk following the River Avon from Shipley Bridge to the Avon Dam with an optional gentle climb up to the reservoir.


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