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Find the best Kingsbridge walks. The Ramblers Association now have a greatly improved website which is an exceptional resource for all walkers, hikers and young families wanting to go for walks with young children. This site lists everything from historical walks to leader led walks to any really arduous walks within the Modbury area.

Find A Walk Near Me by using Walking Britain is a truly excellent and free resource. Just enter where you are or where you would like to walk - and print out directions. The walks are graded and you can buy a specific map of the area at the same time. These are proper OS maps and weather proofed if required.

I always think of walking as one of the few activities you can do for free - and now you can with this guide!

Walking, Hiking and Outdoor Shops

Ashby's of Kingsbridge Leisure Superstore

A379, Kingsbridge TQ7 2AP, UK – 01548 531625

Lots of choice, a huge selection of outdoor gear including inflatable kayaks, SUPs, wetsuits, fishing gear, etc. Most of it is decent value for money, not high end kit but serviceable enough.

They pretty much sell every single thing you'd need to do anything outdoors. The legal stuff anyway. We've bought wetsuits, sunglasses, bodyboards, swimming stuff, crabbing stuff. Great place for a browse.

Noyces | Garden Centre, Outdoor Leisure, Cookshop & Housewares

Newbridge Quarry, Kingsbridge TQ7 2DH, UK – 01548 852353

Managed to buy a garden table, chairs, & BBQ. Great value and excellent staff. Would clearly recommend a visit.

Very good shop selling everything and anything and above all very helpful staff

Triocean Surf

1E, South Hams Business Park, A379, Kingsbridge TQ7 3QH, UK – 01548 854676

Brilliant shop, tempting stuff and a good selection for youngsters.

Brilliant service, many wet suits to try on and get the correct fit, which is essential. very friendly, worth the drive. will be using this shop for all purchases in the future. Andy - Torquay.

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Another good walking guide. Walkingworld has huge library of guides with a good selection of walks, of varying lengths and grades, pretty well anywhere in the UK. The walks come in an excellent format making them very easy to follow, with photographs to illustrate every important decision point and a proper Ordnance Survey map.

A modist annual subscription gives you unlimited access to all the walks. However you can Pay As Go by downloading indiviual walks.You get one walk free.

Crucially you can also find walks France, Spain, Norway, Portugal and Australia!

Camping and Caravaning

Parkland Caravan & Camping Site

Sorley Green Cross, Kingsbridge TQ7 4AF, UK – 01548 852723

After turning up at a different site not to far away we were very disappointed. Upon looking for another site we found parkland. James the owner and his wife were very accommodating at a very late notice. Like they say happy wife happy life well she was very happy with the site including the family bathrooms. Every thought was made when building these with proper showers. Fish pond and park were a hit with my little girl. Park very well maintained. We were even told of the construction going on which didn't really bother us. Perfect views across the fields. Thanks for a making a rubbish start a wonderful end holiday.

It is quiet has a pond and play area and shop to buy things WiFi electricity water bit the play area is not for over 9 years too old and rusty the shops around it are far and expensive

Island Lodge Caravan & Camping Site

Stumpy Post Cross, Kingsbridge TQ7 4BL, UK – 01548 852956

We stayed at this lovely site recently, unfortunately due to bad weather, as we are 'fair weather' campers, we decided to leave after one night due to the recent storms, but that is no reflection on this site and we hope to return. The toilet facilities were immaculate, the grounds well kept and the owner, Mrs Parker was really helpful and very welcoming, as stated we hope to return very soon as for us its the perfect site.

Fantastic well maintained site. Facilities always clean. Owner very friendly and helpful. Wonderfully peaceful.

Silver Gates

Churchstow, Kingsbridge TQ7 3QH, UK – 01548 857997

Looking for dog friendly cottages around Kingsbridge? The 'Dog Friendly Cottages' website looks like any other self-catering accommodation website but every single one should be dog friendly! This saves worrying and going through all the small print. However you you may need to check with the owner where the dog is expected to sleep and the what size of dog you can have!
Dog People find this is such a great website. If you have dogs who go on holiday with you just enter TQ7 4HL and everything from dog friendly Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels to dog friendly walks and beaches come up. The Dog People site covers Bed & Breakfast, Holiday Parks, Hotels, Self Catering, Pubs & Food, Days Out. Enjoy!

Kingsbridge Buggy Walks, Short Walks, Granny or Grandpa Walks

'Walks with Buggies' is a must for walking parents with young children, babies or even grannies and grandpas! If you would like to walk around Modbury or Devon just select your nearest town, length of walk and type of walk. You will not only be able to download detailed OS maps free of charge but you can read reviews of walks and their ratings - and add your own afterwards! Enjoy PS This link has been withdrawn. Please watch this space or send a suggestion!

Snake bites

Most snake bites in the UK are not serious. But it's important to get all snake bites checked as soon as possible.

Call 999 or go to A&E immediately if:

  • you think you, or someone else, has been bitten by a snake

Find your nearest A&E

Information:

If you're not in the UK when you are bitten by a snake, contact the emergency medical services in the country you're in.

Get foreign travel advice on GOV.UK

What to do while you're waiting for help

Do

  • stay calm, most snake bites in the UK are not serious and can be treated

  • keep the part of your body that was bitten as still as you can

  • lie in the recovery position if you can

  • take paracetamol for any pain

  • try to remember the colour and pattern of the snake to tell the doctor

  • take off any jewellery and loosen clothes near the bite, in case it swells

Don’t

  • do not go near the snake, or try to catch or kill it

  • do not try to suck or cut the poison (venom) out of the bite

  • do not tie anything tightly round the part of the body where the bite is

  • do not take aspirin or ibuprofen, as they can make bleeding worse

What happens at the hospital

You will usually need to stay in hospital for at least 24 hours if you have been bitten by a snake.

The bite will be cleaned and bandaged. You may be given an injection to help protect you from tetanus.

If you were bitten by a poisonous (venomous) snake you will be treated with a medicine to fight the venom. This is given through a thin tube into a vein, called a drip.

Types of UK snake

Only 3 types of snake are found in the wild in the UK.

The adder is the only venomous snake, but you should get all snake bites checked as soon as possible.

Telling the doctors the colour and pattern of the snake that bit you could help them treat it.

Click to see images of the our three types of snake and what to do if you get bitten

www.nhs.uk/conditions/snake-bites

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