Exeter's Riverside and Western Skyline - Walk

Exeter, Devon
Exeter Quay


* Distance: 5 miles
* Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
* Start/End point: Exeter Quay .

One of Devon's long-distance walking routes is the Exe Valley Way, covering 45 miles between the estuary at Starcross and the highlands of Exmoor. As it passes through the City of Exeter, the Exe Valley Way acts as a useful link between town and country.
This walk is based on the Exe Valley Way in Exeter, linking it to the western skyline overlooking the city. It is entirely on surfaced lanes and paths, making it ideal for the weather conditions of winter and early spring.

Theme: City,
Special Interest: Historical,
Area: Exeter.

Relevant maps/guides: Available from Exeter Tourist Information Centre.
Facilities along route: Exeter Quay (pub, refreshments, toilets, shop); Nadderwater (pub); Exwick (pub, shop).

The walk has one long but fairly gentle climb; no stiles. It is entirely on surfaced lanes and paths, making it ideal for the weather conditions of winter and early spring.

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Road Directions

There is car parking at the Cathedral and Quay Car Park

Public Transport Directions

Exeter is easily reached by bus and train. Much of the walk is close to bus routes.


Establishment Features

  • Open All Year

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • In town/city centre

Opening Times

Exeter's Riverside and Western Skyline - Walk (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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