The Exe Estuary is an amazing place which offers a wide range of activities; with rich culture and heritage to amazing wildlife and things to do there is something for everyone. The Exe Estuary Trail, which borders the estuary from Exmouth to Exeter Quay and then on to Dawlish provides great access for walkers and cyclists. The multiuse surface makes it accessible for mobility scooters and buggies.
Below are a few of the activities available for those who are less physically active but would like to get out onto the estuary to ensure the outdoors.
Accessible routes on the Exe Estuary
- Bowling Green Marsh and Topsham loop
- Exmouth Seafront, marina and town centre loop
- Exmouth to Lympstone route (return)
Activities and services
Walking for Health
Exmouth have a friendly and welcoming Walking for Health group, where people of all ages and abilities are encouraged to come along. Including those with health and mobility problems, recovering from illness or those who would like to meet new people while getting a bit more active.
The walks are free and are led by volunteer walk leaders who have undergone the National Walking for Health training. https://www.ledleisure.co.uk/walking-for-health.
Ride On – Cycling For All Rickshaw Project
Ride On work with Age UK Devon and are restarting their rickshaw project in November. If you would be interested in volunteering as a pilot, or taking someone you know our for a ride email email@example.com. Find out more at https://www.rideoncycling.org./community/.
Ride On – Cycling For All Bicycle Library
To help make cycling more accessible to more people, Ride On now offers a Bike Library. The Bike Library offers long-term loans of adaptive bikes to provide an opportunity to test out adaptive bikes & trikes that could make cycling more inclusive. Find out more at https://www.rideoncycling.org/community/#bikelibrary.
Wild Exmouth is an exciting project that is helping enhance the environment of the town, engaging residents with green spaces and improving access to nature. Look out for exciting community events, volunteer days, campaigns and improved information and mapping over the coming years. Find out more at https://eastdevon.gov.uk/wildeastdevon/wild-exmouth/a-guide-to-wild-exmouth/.
Sailability Scheme – Exe Sailing Club
Exe Sailing Club are able to offer sailing in their boat ‘No Execuse’; a Hawk 20 funded by Trinity House. As well as having a hoist for the boat, ‘No Execuse’ has been adapted to provide seating which is able to support non-ambulant people. There are regular groups using the hawk but Exe Sailing Club are keen to offer the experience to others.
The cost of hiring the boat is kept to a minimum and subsidised by sponsorship and donations received. Everyone who helps with taking groups out are volunteers.
‘Volunteering to help with the Sailability scheme has been truly rewarding. Just seeing smiling faces makes it all worth it’
For any enquiries, please contact sailability at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is usually £30 per session (a morning, afternoon or evening).
The Active Travel Exmouth website provides information about wheelchair friendly paths around the town: https://www.gettingaroundexmouth.org/wheelchair-friendly-paths
If you provide services and activities for less mobile users and would like to promote these services on this webpage please do get in touch by emailing email@example.com.