Crownley Woods

Discover secluded creeks on this walk following the River Dart.

Crownley Wood is a small area of delightful woodland that has been left to develop and flourish naturally with little management.

Sessil oak, ash, beech, sweet and horse chestnut and sycamore are all to be found here.There's a circular walk through the woodland, taking in views across to Tuckenhay and Bow Creek a tributary of the River Dart.

This woodland can only be accessed through the field at the top of the hill, on a path past the water treatment plant. Please note there is no public access through the houses on the creek edge.

Dogs on leads are welcome.

How to get to Crownley Woods

Address: Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9.

By cycle: See local cycle routes on the Sustrans website

On foot: Access Crownley Woods via a permissive path by the water treatment plant on the lane halfway between Ashprington and Tuckenhay. Look out for a metal gate half way down the lane on your left if heading downhill. Follow the path through the two fields into Crownley Woods. Please note: There is no access through the houses on the creek edge. Or you could visit by boat over Bow Creek, there is a landing platform on the woodland edge.

By train: Totnes, 3 miles.

By road: From Plymouth, head east along A38, then A385 to Totnes. From Totnes, take A381 heading south and turn right onto Green Lane. Continue to Ashprington, within walking distance of Crownley Woods.

Parking: Closest parking is at the nearby village of Ashprington.  Not NT, Free parking, OS SX818571, Coordinates 50.4018550000, -3.6645460000.

By bus: Stagecoach X38, Plymouth to Buckfastleigh, then First 88 to Swallowfields, then Country Bus 889 to Ashprington.


Woodland paths can get muddy, sensible walking shoes recommended.


Pub in Ashprington village.

Toilets for patrons of the pub in Ashprington village.

Contact us about Crownley Woods

Telephone: +441752 346585

Opening Hours

Dawn to Dusk