Exeter Canal Walks
|two delightful walks along Exeter Ship Canal|
|1 hour walks|
|Walk 1 (2.3 miles)||Walk 2 (2.9 miles)||Walk 3 (3.2 miles)|
|Exeter Quay||Double Locks Pub||Exminster Marshes|
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Exeter Quay. Ship Canal ,Double Locks,paper mill
Three easy circular walks:
Walk 1 Exeter Cathedral to Ship Canal (2.3 miles)
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.
Walk 2 via the Double Locks pub (2.9 miles)
This most popular 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.
Residential Parking :Glasshouse Lane
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Walk 3 Exminster Marshes (3.2 miles)
The first walk along the canal takes you 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.
There is a further option of taking the ferry into Topsham but check time table (07801 203338).
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Entrance to Exeter Sewage Treatment Works off A379 from Countess Wear Roundabout