Ringmore is a small attractive village situated at the head of a valley with fine views to Bigbury Bay and Ayrmer Cove, with its secluded beach and stunning cliffs. It has a thriving and active population of two hundred and thirty.
Three different paths lead down to Ayrmer Cove from the village and connect with the South West Coastal Path. Footpaths lead to Challaborough Bay and to the golden sandy beaches of Bigbury on Sea, from which Burgh Island is reached by the famous Sea Tractor. The island is was also used as a setting by the novelist Agatha Christie.
Ringmore has a long history of habitation and is recorded in the Domesday Book as Reimore. Many of the houses and cottages are thatched, some dating from the 17th century. The Church of All Hallows dates from the 13th century, as does the Journeys End Inn, previously the New Inn, which may have served the workers building the church.
The village is quietly located away from main roads, yet is only 7 miles from the market town of Kingsbridge, 5 miles from Modbury, and 16 miles from the city of Plymouth.
The Ringmore Historical Society was founded in 1984 by a group of residents keen to research and record the history of the village. The society holds monthly meetings during the winter. Over the years the society has gathered a large archive of documents and photographs. With the aid of a Heritage Lottery grant, equipment has been purchased to scan material and to record people’s memories.