Where to Walk and Ride in Devon

Exe Valley Way

Trail includes coast and / or estuary walkingTrail includes especially notable viewpointsTrail is mostly waymarked and signpostedTrail has parallel bus and / or train routes to allow for short lengths to be walked

45 miles across Devon between the Exe Estuary and the heights of Exmoor; the route is partly waymarked, except in the urban areas and on Exmoor.

Passes through the city of Exeter and the market town of Tiverton, as well as Bampton and Dulverton.

Mostly valley scenery, ranging from the broad estuary through pastoral landscapes and narrower, heavily-wooded valleys to open moorland landscapes. Walking is mostly fairly easy, but there are a couple of stiff climbs out of the valley.

Links with the South West Coast Path at the southern end and the Two Moors Way at the northern end; also with the Grand Western Canal at Tiverton.

Train access at Starcross (southern end) and Exeter; buses to Starcross, Exeter, Tiverton and, less frequently, Bampton and Dulverton; buses run parallel to the Exe Valley Way between Starcross and Exeter and between Exeter and Tiverton; also, less frequently, between Tiverton and Bampton.

View the Exe Valley Way leaflet image - PDF icon (1.30MB - pdf help) - a guide to the river valley walk between source and sea along the beautiful River Exe

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Trail includes moorland walkingTrail includes moorland walkingTrail includes coast and / or estuary walkingTrail includes coast and / or estuary walking
Trail includes especially notable viewpointsTrail includes especially notable viewpointsTrail is mostly waymarked and signpostedTrail is mostly waymarked and signposted
Trail has parallel bus and / or train routes to allow for short lengths to be walkedTrail has parallel bus and / or train routes to allow for short lengths to be walked Trail information includes dedicated accommodation listTrail information includes dedicated accommodation list