Preserving your Past for the Future



Bridleways and Cycle paths.

There are 30 paths and rights of way forming a network throughout the parish, but the majority of them are footpaths for the use of walkers alone. However there are 4 Bridleways in the parish, 3 byways and 3 unclassified roads, and these can be used by both cyclists and horse riders to take them off the busier roads and into the countryside. It is worth pointing out though that all of these are footpaths as well, and often have a number of walkers using them at the same time! All the details of these routes can be found in the booklet Making Tracks  which is available from the village shop, Tourist Information Centres in Kingsbridge and Modbury, the Fisherman's Rest, or directly from the group contact AGPPG

National Cycle Network
Since Making Tracks was published part of a new National Cycle Network passes through the parish.

Devon County Council in partnership with several other local and national organisations is in the process of developing National Cycle Routes in Devon. These comprise both on-road and off-road sections. Two - "Devon Coast to Coast" (NCN route 27) and the "West Country Way" (NCN route 3) are already developed and fully mapped,  while a third, National Route 2 is partially developed. This is a long distance route between St Austell and Dover. As it passes through South Devon there are two route options, a Moorland Route, and a Coastal Route.

Aveton Gifford is now included in this latter route which goes from Totnes to Salcombe and on to Yealmpton with a link to Ivybridge and Plymouth. Extra signs have been ordered so that cyclists can visit Modbury on route. This cycle route completely avoids the A379 except for a short stretch at Aveton Gifford. It will shortly be mapped on-line by Sustrans with hard copy maps to follow. 

Further information is available from the Devon County Council website or from the Sustrans website

Maps can be downloaded from the DCC website, or can be ordered via email or by telephone to 0845 155 1004,  or purchased from: