Help us fix exeter gov uk report a problem on page form. Its origins date back to 1566 since when the canal has been owned continuously by exeter city council which is currently formulating plans for the canal s future development along with the river exe and the exe estuary.
The exeter ship canal runs for 5 miles from exeter canal basin to turf lock on the river exe.
Exeter ship canal. It was also the first canal in england to use the pound lock. A canal ahead of its time the exeter ship canal was one of the first artificially built canals in the uk. The exeter ship canal first opened to shipping in 1566 and was the first canal to be built in britain since roman times.
Exeter offers excellent course fishing opportunities with exeter and district angling association run by volunteers costing from as little as 6 for a day ticket. It dates back to 1566 and links the river exe at turf lock to the exeter quay. Canal and exe estuary codes of conduct.
Annual adult permits 52 and only 7 for annual junior permit 2020 prices maybe subject to yearly increase. The exeter ship canal walks leaflet 1 7mb will guide you through these three different routes. 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.
Following successive enlargements and extensions it reached its present form in the 1830s when the canal basin was also built. The exeter ship canal also known as the exeter canal is a canal leading from and beside the river exe to exeter quay in the city of exeter devon england it was first constructed in the 1560s predating the canal mania period and is one of the oldest artificial waterways in the uk. The exeter ship canal first opened to shipping in 1566 and was the first canal to be built in britain since roman times.
Exeter ship canal was opened in 1566 built to bypass weirs that had been erected on the river exe and thus enable goods to reach the port of exeter originally in barges later in ocean going ships. Walk 1 canal basin to double locks pub distance. It was also the first canal in england to use the pound lock.
Six or so miles of canal plus river lakes and pond fishing. Discover exeter s historic canal with three different walks. It involves communities and maritime businesses as well as the city council and exeter canal and quay trust getting their act together.
Please don t include any personal or financial information for example your national insurance or credit card numbers. 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. It was built to bypass weirs that had been erected on the river exe and so enable goods to reach the port of exeter this was originally in barges or later in ocean going ships.
What you were doing what went wrong do you want a reply. The friends of exeter ship canal have an exciting plan to revive the life of the canal basin starting with maclaines warehouses.