Cycle the Exe Estuary Trail

Exe Estuary Trail cycle mapNCN2 signs at PowderhamExe Estuary Trail
 

The Exe Estuary is a unique, very special place

The Exe Estuary NCN Route 2, known as the Exe Estuary Trail, is proving to be to be a first class cycling and walking route. Stretching from Dawlish to Exmouth this cycle route provides an exciting opportunity for people to experience cycling or walking around the entire Exe Estuary, appreciating the wildlife and passing through some beautiful riverside towns and villages steeped in maritime history.

Take the ferry too..

Opportunities to cross the river Exe by ferry at Starcross and the "Turf" adds another dimension to your day out.  Of course you can detour right into the heart of the Cathedral City of Exeter famous for many things including the narrowest street in the country!

Start at Dawlish Warren..

Approaching 30 miles for a round trip of what many would say is the best scenery in the southwest, Dawlish Warren is a great place to start your day out with loads of car parking (FREE every Sunday from beginning of November until Easter.)

Let the train take the strain...

Better still start your day out on the train with your stop at Dawlish Warren!

If you have not been here before you will recognise the Estuary West side (Dawlish to Exeter) from BBC Coast programme, the rail trip being regularly trumpeted as a great little rail journey from Exeter to Newton Abbot - save that for a rainy day....

Haldon Forest Park

You may never tire of the fabulous scenery along the Exe but whilst here it would be a shame not to see what else is on offer.... The Haldon Forest Park, with it's own cycle hire shop on site, offers families and thrill seekers alike some awesome trails through the woods.  It is around 11 miles from us set high on the hill and offers stunning scenery as you would expect.  Oh, and there's a "GoApe" there as well!

 

2014 UPDATE

November: The Turf Locks to Powderham section - including the new bridge over the railway line - is now open!  You can cycle from Dawlish Warren to Exmouth now.

 

Useful links:

Dawlish Cycle Hire

Sustrans National Route 2

Starcross to Exmouth Ferry

Turf to Topsham Ferry

Haldon Forest Park

Cycling Day Trip on the Exe Estuary Trail - Devon by Bike

Dawlish Transition

Palms and flag at Dawlish WarrenCycle rack at Dawlish WarrenNew Bridge at Powderham