Exe Estuary Trail
For the latest routes please see the new Exe Explorer Leaflet available to download under leaflets.
A printable leaflet and map of the route including ferry crossings is available here
See the Exe Trail Promotional video below:
Current status report for the Exe Estuary Trail project
East of the Estuary
The final section of the Exe Estuary Trail including the 120m span bridge over the River Clyst and the section through the RSPB Goosemoor Nature Reserve is now complete and open for public use. The construction phase on this section has been complicated, innovative and has required extensive discussions with affected parties and statutory organisations spanning a period of 18 months. The most interesting aspect has been the installation of the bridge spans which were floated on barges from Haven Banks in Exeter to the site and lifted into position. The following clip shows this innovative approach - Installation of River Clyst Bridge - Time Lapse.
The completed trail on the East side of the Estuary links with other destinations. Odham's Link, Ebford Link and the shared use structure over the River Clyst at Fisher's Bridge complete a cycle/walkway connection between Ebford Village, The Exe Estuary Trail and Topsham.
West of the Estuary
The sections from Bridge Road to the Turf Hotel and from Powderham Church to Dawlish Warren are complete and open for public use. The last remaining section from Turf Lock to Powderham Church was opened for public use on 7 November 2014. Due to the environmental sensitivity of the site the construction phase has required extensive consultation with appropriate authorities. Walkers and cyclists access the off-road cycle path over the newly constructed bridge, near the existing level crossing at Powderham. The route features carefully designed viewing areas which provides trail users with the opportunity to take in the stunning views of the Estuary.
Taken from: Devon County Council