Curious About Exeter

Northernhay Gardens, Northernhay Place, Exeter, EX4 3QE
Curious About Exeter


Have fun (re-)discovering Exeter, spotting things you've never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks - a safe, fun and affordable way to enjoy some fresh air. Buy in printed booklet or instant download format (to print at home or use directly on up to three mobile devices) from and explore in your own time. Use code: Exeter15 for 15% off all Curious About walks.

Are you curious about Exeter? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Exeter a fascinating place to explore!

You'll get detailed directions, a map, clues (with answers in the back!), and some interesting snippets about the history of Exeter and the people that have shaped it.

Buy in printed booklet or instant download format (to use instantly on your mobile device or to print at home) from and explore in your own time.

Walk 1: Gardens to Cathedral (1.5 miles)
This walk starts at the intriguing Northernhay Gardens - a delight to explore - before probing the charm of Rougemont Gardens with its city walls. Sweeping past Exeter Castle you'll enter busy and quirky shopping streets, one housing an ancient church, before stumbling across the ruins of bygone almshouses. Next there's a Roman Way and elegant promenades, before arriving at the splendour of Exeter's spectacular Cathedral.

Walk 2: Cathedral to Quayside (1 mile)
Walking beside Cathedral Green will take you back to an earlier, graceful era, before passing an early medieval church, Exeter Cathedral School and a 14th century Bishop's Palace gateway. Now it's downhill all the way, past a Baptist Church, city walls, and the Custom House – before the Exeter quayside expands before you – a river and canal with old-world charm, combined with stylish living, eating and drinking!

Both walks are suitable for buggies and wheelchairs.

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30/11/2022 - 25/03/2023 (30 Nov 2022 - 25 Mar 2023)

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