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Exeter Wall Walk

along 17% of the Roman Wall
1 hour walks
Point of InterestRoman Wall

Exeter's Roman wall dates back to the 2nd century AD - see part of map of Roman Devon below.

The Romans named this settlement 'Flowing Water', ie Isca .

Part of Exeter's Roman Wall
Part of Exeter's Roman Wall


Distance:1.5 miles

The Saxons, Danes, Alfred the Great , William the Conqueror, Henry VI, Roundheads and Cavaliers all play a part in its often violent history.
During the middle ages a castle was built, now in private hands.

Do not be deterred by Shakespeare, who has KING RICHARD III saying,

'Richmond! When last I was at Exeter,
The mayor in courtesy show'd me the castle,
And call'd it Rougemont:at which name I started,
Because a bard of Ireland told me once
I should not live long after I saw Richmond.'

This easy walk passes Rougemont Castle & Cricklepit Mill, the last of the nine water mills which in the past ensured Exeter's prosperity.

Information panels are positioned along the walk.

Caution:GPS signals are often inaccurate between tall buildings. It might be worth printing the map.

Download large map of Roman Wall Walk (pdf)

Also, see part of our specially compiled contoured map of Roman Devon showing ancient trackways/sites and Roman Roads/sites.

1.5 miles
40 min's
Show Walk on Google Earth
GPX for Mobile / GPS
FIT for Watches / GPS



Car Parks or Southernhay


Roman Wall around Exeter
Roman Wall around Exeter
Exeter Wall Walk

Exeter Wall Walk

Exeter Wall

Look out for large grey blocks (Roman) taken from local quarries

Exeter by Hogenberg

Old Map of Exeter

Map of Roman Exeter

Exeter from our Map of Roman Devon