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Best Topsham Walks

along the Exe estuary & Clyst bird sanctuary
1 hour walks
Walk 1 (2.7 m)Walk 2 (3 m)Walk 3 (1.2 m)Walk 4 (5.9 m)Walk 5 (3 m)
Exe estuary
Clyst Bird Sanctuary
Darts Farm Town WalkExmouth & BusFerry
Turf Locks

Topsham's fabled Dutch houses were built using bricks imported from Holland as ballast.

Locals call the town 'Topsam' .

Point of Interest Exe Estuary
Bowling Green Marsh
museum Museum
parkingSee below
Drake's Cottage
Drake's Cottage

Walk 1 Very Best Walk (2.7 miles)


A delightful walk taking you through Topsham's shopping street, along the fascinating Exe estuary & Goat Walk into the Clyst bird sanctuary.

Goat Walk
Goat Walk

You pass Drake's Cottage & Topsham's Museum which is well worth a visit - entrance is free and the cream teas are delicious!


parkingBowling Green Rd just beyond railway bridge
map of walk

Map of Walk 1

2.7 miles
main roads
5 %
altitude range
  0 - 12 m
quality of track
map of walk 1
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Walk 2 Darts Farm (3 miles)


Railway WalkAn ideal circular Train Trail from Topsham Station
Bridge Inn near river Clyst
Bridge Inn with bridge across the Clyst

Topsham to Darts Farm 3 miles circular walk using spectacular new bridge across Bowling Green Marsh - see map.

It passes the Bridge Inn, where in 1998 Queen Elizabeth II was offered a drink which she politely declined.


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parkingDarts Farm or same as walk 1

Walk 2

Walk 3 Topsham (1.2 miles)


This is one of our 'Thirty Minute Walks'

This a short but most delightful town trail exploring Topsham's attractions.

bird sanctuary

Map of Walk 3

Walk 4 Topsham To Exmouth (5.9 miles)


You can walk from Topsham to Exmouth, following the recently completed cycle path.

For more information click below.

Topsham to Exmouth (5.9 miles 2hrs)

Walk 5 Topsham Ferry & Turf Locks (3 miles)


An easy pub & ferry walk favoured by many during the weekend.

Before you embark on this walk please check Ferry Times.

You find the Ferry off Ferry Road; look for a shed.

This is an easy walk, no hills but a few stiles, to the  Turf Locks (Hotel) pub, passing the   Swan's Nest and via Exminster Marshes Nature Reserve.

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