This newly constructed cycle trail offers an almost entirely traffic-free, wonderfully level route which forms part of the South Coast NCN No.2.
The trail takes you right around the Exe Estuary from Dawlish to Exmouth, passing through the pretty villages of Starcross, Topsham and Lympstone to name a few. The estuary is of international importance for wintering waders and wildfowl, supporting 1000’s of birds. RSPB reserves near Topsham and Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve offer some of the best opportunities to view wildlife along the estuary.
Sustrans This exceptionally beautiful ride along both sides of Devon’s radiant Exe Estuary is fairly flat and offers fantastic river and estuary views. You’ll also enjoy the opportunity to spot wildlife as the nearby marshes provide a year-round haven for thousands of birds and are looked after by the RSPB.
Exe Trail Welcome to the information pages for the Exe Estuary Trail. The cyclepath and walkway, when completed, will run around the entire Exe Estuary linking Exmouth, Exeter and Dawlish. The route itself is fairly flat and takes in the most fantastic views along the River Exe with lots to see and do along the way.
The pathway has been developed and constructed by Devon County Council as part of the National Cycle Network Route 2. Currently, the route links Exmouth, Lympstone and Exton with further sections linking to Topsham due to be completed in the near future.
The route is also ready to use between Exmouth and Exton and Exeter and the Turf Locks Hotel by completed cycle paths/routes although it is all rideable along the entire route by road. When completed, the Exe Estuary Trail will be around 26 miles in length with many smaller circuits made possible by using one of the ferry services which operate around the Estuary.