Country Walking Routes Around Modbury

Within the Parish are 12 footpaths, 2 bridleways and some green lanes, all of which lie within unspoilt countryside here in the heart of the South Hams. As a way of exploring many of them a group of 7 circular walks have been created, starting and finishing at the main Poundwell Car Park in the lower part of Modbury.

These walks present a wide range of distances to suit most and hopefully you will find the waymarking and signposts are all present to assist in finding your way round. Most stiles have dog gates included in their construction.  Some walking on roads is necessary but in general they will be well away from main routes and relatively quiet.

Modbury Country and Town Walks

Modbury has a long and rich heritage and much information can be found on the website  which will add interest when exploring the area.

Various distances .. Way marked .. Explore ..Enjoy!

Click on the links below (Adobe Reader required) or alternatively printed copies are available from the Modbury Tourist Information Centre 01548 830159 and other outlets in the town.

Click here for a general summary of all the walks

Name of walk and link to map

Distance (miles)

Approx. time


Swanbridge Saunter


15 mins


St George’s Walk


20 mins


Old Traine Trail

30 mins


Cottlass and Ayleston Brook Walk

1 hour


Battlefield Walk

1½ hours


Rogue's Roost Ramble

2 hours


Miss Husbands Path and Shilston

4 hours


See also Modbury Heritage Trail walks here

When planning your walk please make sure you have paid for adequate parking time in the car park. Modbury is set in a typical Devon valley so you can expect some hills to climb but this is compensated for by experiencing some beautiful views over the South Hams countryside and the southern fringes of Dartmoor. Unfortunately, due to the terrain, none of the routes are presently suitable for wheelchair users.  Some routes may be muddy in places, especially during wet weather. Do please keep dogs under close control when walking near livestock or near properties.  Be especially vigilant with your dog whenever cattle are present as they can be unpredictable at times.
Modbury walksThe Modbury Rights of Way are monitored and maintained by volunteers  - Modbury Parish Paths Partnership (P3),  with the much valued support of Devon County Council, local residents and land owners. If you do discover any problems please feel free to report to the Parish Council: Tel 01548 830222 or

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