Click on the Exeter Cycle map image to download your copy for free.
Enjoy the Exe Estuary Trail
Devon County Council is creating a fantastic new cycle/walkway known as the Exe Estuary Trail. It is part of Route 2 of the National Cycle Network. When completed, the 26 mile trail will run along both sides of the Estuary giving access to views as never before. The trail connects 80,000 residents to the city of Exeter and is used by nearly 200,000 people per year. For updates on construction progress, click on the following link.
Along the Exe Estuary there are various cycle shops and hire centres. Click on Cycle Shops and Hire for furher information. Cycle shops and hire along the Exe Estuary can be found under the Exeter, Exmouth and Dawlish listings.
Access by Train/ Bus
Download our FREE Exe Estuary Trail map which also has tips to help make it safe and enjoyable for everyone! Click here or click on the Exe Estuary map below.
To find out more information about this unique and protected wildlife area, visit the Exe Estuary website on http://www.exe-estuary.org or download an informative map by clicking on the Exe Estuary Map below.
There are some simple things cyclists can do so we can all enjoy sharing this wonderful Trail.
• Be polite and considerate. If someone lets you pass, thank them.
• Travel at a speed that is appropriate to the conditions, e.g. when the path is busy.
• Bikes are quiet so let people know you are coming – ring your bell, or a friendly“Hello!” often works wonders.
• Be prepared to slow or stop - there may be people who don’t know you are there or dogs off their lead.
• Take care when passing others, especially children and older or disabled people and allow them plenty of room.
• There are on-road sections e.g. in Exton, Lympstone, Topsham and Dawlish. These maybe on narrow roads and hilly, so please take extra care and consider others.
• If you’re cycling with children, take up a position behind them. If there are two adults in your group,it’s a good idea tohave one at the back and one in front of the children.
Thank you and enjoy the Trail
Whether you’ve never tried mountain biking before, or are looking for challenging trails, there’s something for everyone at Haldon Forest Park. Just fifteen minutes from Exeter, Haldon covers 3,500 acres of woodland. Entry is free, but you have to pay for your parking. Cycle hire is available, including children’s bikes, tag-a-longs and child seats. For more information, or the latest events visit their website. http://www.forestry.gov.uk/haldonforestpark
National Trust - Killerton
Killerton Estate near Broadclyst have recently opened their doors for cyclists with a brand new 5km circular route around the parkland.
A family friendly cycle route is now complete between Broadclyst and Killerton, which means more biking fun!
For more information and events visit http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/killerton/things-to-see-and-do/page-3/