John Musgrave Heritage Trail

Trail Diversions

(Last updated 21st April 2016)


JOHN MUSGRAVE HERITAGE TRAIL – 2016  Please use relevant, up-to-date OS maps when walking the Trail. A monitoring scheme is in place and any updates to which we are alerted appear on the John Musgrave page on

JMHT permanent diversion through Kerswell Downs effective 1 June 2015 Following the closure of a section of Churchway Lane in Kingskerswell in 2014 for new roadworks, a permanent trail diversion is now waymarked through Kerswell Downs, with kind permission of Kingskerswell Parish Council.



At top of Church End Road turn RIGHT into Greenhill Rd then immediate LEFT onto Maddacombe Road bridge, then immediate LEFT into new car park. Follow metal handrail up into Downs and along ridge paths to waymarker C leading down into woodland and gateway D onto Churchway Lane. An information board for Kerswell Downs is now located in the Maddacombe Bridge car park. 



See JMHT possible hold ups to walkers near Afton Bridge in News Section