Short walk around Ayrmer Cove

Walking trail

Follow this gentle 1 mile walk along farmland with impressive views of Bigbury and Burgh Island (made famous by Agatha Christie's 'Then there were none'). This linear route finishes just above Ayrmer Cove and a well placed bench to stop and rest.

The dramatic rocks and cliffs at Ayrmer Cove


Map route for Ringmore Bigbury delight walk


Ringmore National Trust car park, grid ref: SX649456


From the car park take the waymarked path to Tobys Point, through the bank and follow the track out towards the coast.

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Continue along the track until you arrive at a field gate. Take the path to the right. This path has been levelled with a solid base to provide an easy access route to the stunning Devon coastline.

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Continue along this path. Stop at the resting points and enjoy the views across the valley to Bigbury and Burgh Island.

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Towards the end of the path look at the dry stone wall on the right-hand side. There are often adders basking on top of the wall throughout the summer.


Once you reach the end of this path stand and take a look at the stunning views, down into Ayrmer Cove and out over to Burgh Island. The bench is a good spot for a picnic, where you can take the time to truly enjoy the surrounding views and wildlife.


Return to the car park by retracing you steps. If you'd like a longer walk, why not combine this with our Ayrmer Cove, Ringmore downloadable walk. Visit for details.


We hope that you really enjoyed this one-mile walk. The National Trust looks after some of the most spectacular areas of countryside for the enjoyment of all. We need your support to help us continue our work to cherish the countryside and provide access to our beautiful and refreshing landscapes. To find out more about how you too can help our work as a volunteer, member or donor please visit the National Trust website.


Ringmore National Trust car park, grid ref: SX649456

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Short walk around Ayrmer Cove


This walk is on level ground and makes for an easy stroll out to the view points of Ringmore. Take care when near the cliff edge. There are lots of resting points along the route and a bench located at the view point. Dogs are welcome on leads.

Short walk around Ayrmer Cove

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Short walk around Ayrmer Cove

How to get here

Ringmore, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7
By train

Ivybridge: 9 miles

Plymouth: 16 miles

By road
Follow A379 from Plymouth, turn right onto B3392 and head south to Ringmore.
Parking: Ayrmer Cove (Ringmore) car park (free to NT members), £2 per day.
By foot

South West Coast Path from Plymouth through to Wembury. Continue on to Warren Point, where you can take the seasonal ferry across to Noss Mayo and rejoin the path through to the River Erme (can only be crossed at low tide). The path continues towards Netton and heads on through to Ayrmer Cove.

By bus

Tally Ho! SH875, Plymouth to Ringmore, Friday only

By bicycle

Visit the sustrans website and discover the cycle routes local to us as well as planning your route for the day.

Short walk around Ayrmer Cove

Facilities and access

  • Public toilets (South Hams District Council) at Bigbury-on-Sea
  • Ayrmer Cove (Ringmore) car park: Pay & display (NT members free), Charge £2
  • Numerous benchs along footpaths to rest and enjoy the views
  • Very steep section can be avoided if you walk through the village and along the valley