Best Exeter Walking, E. Quayside to the Exe Estuary, Exeter

Best Exeter Walking, E. Quayside to the Exe Estuary, Exeter

Exeter City Wall Trail

Built by the Romans nearly 2000 years ago, the majority of Exeter City Wall can be seen today. Walk from information board to information board to learn about the history of the wall and Exeter.

The Exeter City Wall Trail runs past Castle Street, Northernhay, the Norman Gatehouse, the North Gate, Snayle Tower, West Gate, Water Gate, South Gate and East Gate.

 

Exeter Woollen Trail

Much of Exeter's historic wealth was generated by the woollen cloth trade. Walk from information board to information board to discover the story of this industry.

The Exeter Woollen Trail runs past Exeter Guildhall & Merchant Houses, St Nicholas Priory, Tuckers Hall, Old Exe Bridge, Exe Island, Exeter's Historic Quayside, Warehouses and the Canal & Canal Basin.

 

Exeter Medieval Trail

Exeter is home to a wealth of medieval buildings. Follow the Exeter Medieval Trail to learn more about the city's past. 

The Exeter Medieval Trail runs past Castle Street, Cathedral Yard, Southernhay, Wynard's Almshouses, Smythern Street, The Carfax, Cathedral Precinct and Catherine Square.

 

Exeter University Sculpture Trail

Follow this sculpture trail in the University of Exeter.

 

Exe Estuary Trail

The Exe Estuary Trail runs around the edge of the Exe Estuary between Exeter and the South Devon/East Devon coast. Roughly 18 miles (8 miles Exeter to Starcross and its foot ferry. 10 miles from Exmouth to Exeter via Topsham. Measured using Ordnance Survey mapping app).

For shorter walks, take the train to Dawlish Warren and wander back along the west side of the Exe Estuary or walk from Exeter Quayside to The Turf pub and back.

 

Exe Valley Way

The Exe Valley Way is over 50 miles long and follows the River Exe/Exe Valley from Starcross all the way up to Exmoor. See our sister website Holiday in Exmoor for more information.

From Exeter, head south along the Exe Estuary or north into Mid Devon.

 

South West Coast Path

Follow the South West Coast Path east from Exmouth or south from Dawlish Warren.

 

Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site

When you follow the South West Coast Path east from Exmouth, you're at the beginning of the Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve

There's a wonderful loop around Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve.

Take the train to Dawlish Warren, wander up the beach to the north end of the sand spit and return through the dunes of the nature reserve.

 

Dartmoor

See our sister site Holiday in Dartmoor for ideas.

We'd recommend taking a bus to Chagford and walking the Teign Gorge by the National Trust's Castle Drogo.

 

The English Riviera & South Devon

See our sister site Love South Devon for ideas.

We'd recommend taking a train to Torquay and then a boat across Tor Bay to Brixham before wandering back to Torquay on the South West Coast Path.

 

Exmoor

See our sister site Holiday in Exmoor for ideas.

We'd recommend the walk to Dunkery Beacon or the South West Coast Path heading west of Lynmouth and Lynton.