Favourite Devon Walks
  Popular Exeter Canal Walks
3 Popular Walks
Exeter Canal Exeter Canal
  
Walk 1 Exeter Cathedral to Ship Canal
 2.3 miles (1 hour)
Walk 2 via the Double Locks pub
 2.9 miles (1h 20)
Walk 3 Exminster Marshes
 3.2 miles (1h 20)
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The Quay is a truly vibrant part of Exeter with lots of cafes & pubs and a river abuzz with swans and boats.

Three easy circular walks:

 

Point of Interest Exeter Quay. Ship Canal
Double Locks, paper mill
Pubs Double Locks and several around the Quay
   
parking See below
 
 
Walk 1
Exeter Cathedral to Ship Canal (2.3 miles)
 MAP

Many visitors to Exeter may find it difficult to find it's Quay as it is rather off the beaten track!

However, this very pleasant walk will guide you to the Quay and ship canal , via the famous St Mary Steps which used to be the only direct link from the city to its West Gate.

The route includes 2 suspension bridges, a lock and a boatyard.

You are guaranteed to see swans.

GPX for Mobile / GPS Walk 1

 

FIT for Watches / GPS Walk 1

 

Show on Google Earth 1

 

Walk 2
via the Double Locks pub (2.9 miles)
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Double Locks pub
Double Locks

This most popular (pub) walk takes you through a very old part of Exeter ,past the ruins of what was once a thriving paper mill.

You return via the famous Double Locks pub and a canal often busy with rowers.

GPX for Mobile / GPS Walk 2

 

FIT for Watches / GPS Walk 2

 

Show on Google Earth 2

How to view a GPX/FIT file
parking Residential Parking : Glasshouse Lane

 

Walk 3
Exminster Marshes (3.2 miles)
  MAP

This walk can also lead you to the  Pubs  Turf pub but add another 3 miles, ie 2 x 1.5 - see below.

It takes you along the canal out of Exeter through 'Old Sludge Beds' nature reserve into part of Exminster Marshes.

Along the route you may find swans, herons and other wild life.

Part of the track can be muddy.

Topsham Ferry Timetable

Topsham Ferry Timetable

There is a further option of taking the ferry into Topsham but check time table (07801 203338).

Walk 3  
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FIT for Watches / GPS
 
 

Add an extra 3 miles (ie 2 x 1.5) if you wish to have a drink at the Turf . Just continue along the canal keeping it on your left - the other path can get overgrown.

 
parking

Entrance to Exeter Sewage Treatment Works off A379 from Countess Wear Roundabout