Recreational activities

The Exe Estuary is a vibrant and busy place which attracts a variety of recreational users. The activities on the Exe range from land based activities such as cycling on the Exe Estuary Trail to canoeing along Exeter Quay and everything in between. The Exe is also home to a variety of wildlife which people often come to see. There are a variety of activities available for everyone so please explore the pages below for a taste of the range of activities on offer on the Exe Estuary. Please remember to respect other users and wildlife, for more information please visit our codes of conduct page.

  • Cyclists on a bridge

    Land based activities

    Whether on two legs or two wheels there are lots of ways to explore the Estuary!

    Photo courtesy of Nigel Cheffers-Heard

  • Rowers in a boat

    Water based activities

    There are many ways to enjoy the water of the River Exe.