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Kinterbury Creek (CWS)

Kinterbury CreekKinterbury Creek is located in the west of Plymouth, between Barne Barton and St Budeaux on the Tamar Estuary.

Nestled between two housing areas, it's a real discovery, comprising a tidal creek, mudflats and Kiln Bay and bordered by an area of saltmarsh and woodland. It's a lovely place to watch wading birds foraging for food.

Kinterbury Creek is designated as a County Wildlife Site because of the interest in its maritime habitats, with two hectares of mudflats and some small pockets of rocky foreshore, saltmarsh and reed beds.

Species we've spotted include:

  • Devon notable plant species including common cord grass, sea purslane, common saltmarsh grass, glasswort, annual sea blite, sea aster and sea couch.
  • Wildflowers like birds foot trefoil, wood sorrel and creeping cinquefoil
  • Butterflies like meadow brown, clouded yellow, speckled wood and red admiral
  • Heron, oystercatcher, little egret, moorhen and grey heron

For more detailed information on access and the management see the document below:

Management statement

Walks and features

  • Network of paths throughout the site
  • A well surfaced flat path runs for 400m to the bench overlooking the creek
  • Small playground in meadow accessible from Foulston Avenue and Warburton Gardens entrances
  • One bench overlooking the creek

Remember this is a County Wildlife Site, please be considerate to wildlife and to other users:

  • Don't pick wild flowers or plants
  • Don't disturb animals
  • Take your litter home
  • Keep dogs under control
  • Keep dogs out of stream area
  • Clean up after your dogs
  • No camping
  • No motorbikes
  • No fires


  • Steps and slopes at most entrances

Travel and directions

  • 300m from Barne Barton shops, 500m from St Budeaux shops
  • Accessible using public transport and St Budeaux Railway Station is only 400m away
  • No official car park (some car parking available on nearby roads)