Exe Estuary Trail
Distance: 19 miles (30km)
Ascent: 241 metres
Start: Exmouth Station, EX8 1BZ
Finish: Starcross Station, EX6 8NY
From Exmouth Station head south along the road, R at the roundabout onto Imperial Road then R onto the East Devon Way. Follow this R and up the estuary path going north-west. At Lympstone either go slightly inland on the East Devon Way or stay closer to the estuary on the road. Continue on the trail crossing the River Clyst into Topsham and along roads L back to the river. Turn R onto the riverside path under the motorway and stay on the northern bank of the River Exe all the way into Exeter (10 miles/16km). Cross the suspension footbridge and skirt the southern shore, cross the first bridge L then run along the east bank of the canal to Countess Wear Bridge (12.1 miles/19.5km). Cross the canal using the road bridge and take the western shore path on the Exe Valley Way under the motorway to the Turf Locks pub. Cross the canal onto the riverside path south to Starcross Station.
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