The Exe Estuary Trail offers 23 miles of
safe cycling often taking in fantastic views
across the water.
Discover the beauty of Devon and have a
great day out on the trail. Take life at your own
pace and stop off at some of the fantastic
towns and villages on the way around.
Starting from Exeter’s beautiful Quayside, you have a great choice of shops http://www.sadpad.com/ Cafes, Restaurants, Bars, a ten pin bowling alley and activities to keep the kids entertained! http://www.quayclimbingcentre.co.uk/.
A short pedal from The Quayside to http://www.thewelcomecafe.co.uk/ for some excellent Coffee and cake!
Onward to explore more of the trail, this next stretch is shared with many, including walkers, dogs and young families with push chairs and small wondering children, so please ride with care and “share this space”. Next stop is The Double Locks for a fine pint and a pork pie! http://www.doublelocks.com/
Upon exiting Exeter you are given a choice. The choice is Exmouth or Dawlish?
Turn left for Topsham
Plenty of shops, from galleries to winery bistro bars, Topsham has a lovely main street with character and only the odd chain owned store. The water front has several restaurants and bars that serve good food throughout the day and you will also find a cycle themed Cafe. Excellent Coffe, food, cycle shop and accommodation
moving on towards Exmouth you will find Darts Farm just outside of Topsham.
Local produce, outdoor clothing, cafes, deli, butchers, off licence, aga store, spa and treatment rooms are just some of the things on offer at Darts Farm shopping village.
The next stop en route is The Puffing Billy at Exton. Enjoy a coffee or perhaps stop for a bite. The food is excellent!
The board walk between Exton and Lympstone. A stunning piece of cycle path alongside the beautiful Exe Estuary Trail.
The Swan Lympstone, a perfect spot to stop for a while. Punters can watch the world go by and enjoy a selection of Ales and excellent food.
Upon leaving The Swan Inn you pass through the pretty village of Lympstone and encounter one of the few hills of the trail. This climb is short and sweet and once done provides a slight down hill towards a great estuary view bench spot on the other side.
Exmouth offers accommodation, pubs and clubs, restaurants, watersports, fishing, a floating cafe and a ferry across the estuary to Starcross to link the East and West Estuary trail for a full day out.
Or at Canal Bridges you can also turn right towards The Turf, Starcross and Dawlish.
Travel along the Exeter Shipping Canal until it meets the Exe Estuary at The Turf Hotel, Exminster. Perhaps you will spot a kingfisher or a Heron on the way? The Topsham Lockkeepers Cottage is available to rent for a peaceful family break by the water. Situated between the Canal and the Rievr at Topsham. This little hideaway offers the tranquility of a country retreat but is a stones throw from the Historic Quayside Town of Topsham. http://topshamlockcottage.co.uk/
Just a short ferry ride to Topsham from The Lock Keepers Cottage jetty or onwards for The Turf.
The Turf now have a yurt situated immediately on the banks of the Exe Estuary! Available for hire for functions, family and group stop overs or holidays. Click the link to find out more: http://www.yurtnights.com/
The turf is a stunning venue for a quiet drink, family meal or summer bbq party. Only accessable by foot, bike or boat, the turf is unique in the area and offers outstanding views across the Exe Estuary towards Lympstone and Exmouth. The Topsham to turf ferry operates from Trouts Yard in Topsham. http://www.topshamtoturfferry.co.uk/#
The Bike Bus can collect and deliver you bike to our local business partners around the Exe Estuary Trail area. We recommend Hardy Cycles in Exeter for all your cycle repairs and servicing. The shop offers a fully qualified, highly experienced mechanic, quality parts and accessories for sale and advice that is price less when it comes to giving your bike exactly what it needs. Give Rob Hardy a call on (01392) 434997