Once at tiverton bus station the canal basin is a half mile walk up canal hill the tourist information centre in the museum can give directions if necessary. Dawlish walk wheel and push chair friendly 2 miles dawlish walk 2 miles dawlish walk 2 1 miles dawlish walk 3 2 miles dawlish walk 3 3 miles dawlish to teignmouth train walk 3 miles dawlish walk 5 6 miles drewsteignton walk 3 5 miles drewsteignton walk 6 miles dunsdon walk 4 miles exeter linear walk 2 miles exeter linear walk 2 miles.
Many original features are still visible today but current use is mostly for recreation and conservation.
Exeter canal walk. You can make this walk as long or short as you like. Starting from the exeter docks the walk heads through the riverside valley park which runs between the canal and the river. Exeter ship canal was consequently built in 1566 to enable ships to reach exeter once more.
It was also the first canal in england to use the pound lock. The route makes use of waymarked trails to take you to the riverside valley park with waterside sections along the exeter canal and the river exe to enjoy. Follow the exter ship canal from the centre of exeter to the river exe estuary.
It s a nice easy cycle or walk following the canal towpath for about 5 miles. Walk 1 canal basin to double locks pub distance. In 1827 the canal was extended to turf.
Starting from the canal basin at exeter s historic quayside follow the exe estuary trail alongside the canal on foot or by bike for approximately 1 5 miles to. Large sailing ships and barges were towed along the towpaths using horses. The route starts near the cathedral in the city centre and heads south towards topsham passing river exe country park and the exe reedbeds nature reserve.
The exeter ship canal walks leaflet 1 7mb will guide you through these three different routes. There are regular bus services to tiverton from exeter barnstaple crediton and taunton. It was also the first canal in england to use the pound lock.
Discover exeter s historic canal with three different walks. This walk can also lead you to the turf pub but add another 3 miles ie 2 x 1 5 see below. To cross between the river and.
Starting from the canal basin at exeter s historic quayside follow the exe estuary trail alongside the canal on foot or by bike for approximately 1 5 miles to. The exeter ship canal first opened to shipping in 1566 and was the first canal to be built in britain since roman times. Free parking off lead areas pathed routes animals on route water on route refreshments available.
Alternatively you can catch the tidcombe circular bus service which stops just past the canal basin at the top of withy close spurway road. It takes you along the canal out of exeter through old sludge beds nature reserve into part of exminster marshes. The exeter ship canal first opened to shipping in 1566 and was the first canal to be built in britain since roman times.
A fine circular walk visiting the canal river and parks of the city of exeter. Walk 3 exminster marshes 3 2 miles. We parked for free just off the a379 bridge road then walked upstream through the fields to the double locks pub.
Along the route you may find swans herons and other wild life.