Loddiswell, Devon, TQ7 4DE

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Loddiswell Bridge
  • Loddiswell Bridge
  • Loddiswell Church and Countryside View
  • Loddiswell Countryside
  • Blackdown Rings View near Loddiswell
  • Loddiswell Allotments
  • Loddiswell Church and View
  • Loddiswell View of Countryside
  • Loddiswell Bridge
  • Loddiswell Countryside Walks
  • Loddiswell Countryside Walks

Settled in the scenic South Hams region of Devon, Loddiswell is a charming village surrounded by rolling countryside and idyllic landscapes. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of urban life, Loddiswell offers visitors a serene retreat immersed in natural beauty and rural charm. With its quaint cottages, winding lanes, and friendly atmosphere, this picturesque village beckons travelers to unwind and explore its hidden treasures. The closest towns to Loddiswell are Kingsbridge, Ivybridge and Modbury.

History of Loddiswell

Loddiswell boasts a fascinating history that spans centuries. The village's name is believed to derive from Old English, meaning "Loda's spring" or "Loda's well," referencing a natural water source that was historically significant to the area. You can find ‘Lod’s Well’ in which the village was named after at the bottom of Well Street. Archaeological finds suggest human habitation in Loddiswell dating back to prehistoric times, with evidence of ancient settlements and burial sites scattered throughout the surrounding countryside. Over the years, Loddiswell evolved from a rural farming community to a thriving village with its own distinct character and heritage.

Things to Do in Loddiswell

Despite its tranquil setting, Loddiswell offers a surprising array of activities for visitors to enjoy. Explore the scenic walking trails that wind through the lush countryside, offering panoramic views of the rolling hills and wooded valleys. The nearby Avon River provides opportunities for fishing, canoeing, and wildlife watching. For those interested in history and culture, the village is home to St. Michael and All Angels Church, a beautiful medieval church with architectural features dating back centuries. Located just outside the village is Blackdown Rings, an Iron Age hill fort with a Norman motte and bailey castle built within the prehistoric embankment. The area overlooks the South Hams countryside and out to sea – perfect for a walk on a sunny day.

Events in Loddiswell

Throughout the year, Loddiswell hosts a variety of community events and festivals that showcase the village's vibrant spirit. From traditional country fairs to pop-up cafes, there's always something happening in Loddiswell to bring people together and celebrate local traditions.

Food & Drink in Loddiswell

Loddiswell may be a small village, but nearby are two fantastic cafes to enjoy a hot beverage and a slice of cake or a Devonshire cream tea. Although the pub in the village centre is currently closed, the community are rallying together to reopen it as a community hub and was even recently featured on BBC Countryfile! There is, however, a warm and welcoming pub just down the road at California Cross.

Something a Little Different

For a unique experience in Loddiswell, consider exploring the village's artisan craft studios at Avon Mill Garden Centre and Aune Valley. From pottery and ceramics to woodworking and textile arts, Loddiswell is home to a thriving community of artisans and craftspeople who welcome visitors to learn about their craft and purchase handmade treasures to take home as souvenirs.

Loddiswell offers a tranquil escape to the beauty of rural Devon, where visitors can immerse themselves in nature, explore the village's rich history, indulge in delicious local cuisine, and discover the creative talents of its residents. Whether you're seeking outdoor adventures or peaceful relaxation, Loddiswell welcomes you with open arms to experience the charm and hospitality of village life in the South Hams.



Map & Directions

Road Directions

Loddiswell is around 15-20 minutes from the A38 dual carriage way and approximately a 5 minute drive from Kingsbridge.



Public Transport Directions

Buses run from Loddiswell to Kingsbridge three times a day.

The closest train stations are Totnes and Ivybridge. 




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