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    Exmouth and Dawlish Warren Walk

    Difficulty
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    Hard
    Duration
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    6.5-9h
    Distance
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    33.0 km
    Elevation
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    220 m
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    Exmouth and Dawlish Warren Walk

    Walking the Exmouth and Dawlish Warren Trail is a beautifully scenic but physically demanding excursion in Devon that will see you walk for 33.0 km along the edge of the water. The trail will take you from Exmouth and lead you north along the shores of the Exe Estuary, skirting around the southern edge of Exeter on the way to the end-point in Dawlish Warren. This is a one-way trail, so you will need to either arrange a pick up after your walk or take the ferry/train back to the trailhead.

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    Route Description for Exmouth and Dawlish Warren Walk

    The Exmouth and Dawlish Warren Walk is a very long trek around the shores of the Exe Estuary, and while it is fairly flat and easy to traverse, it will take a considerable amount of time to complete. Make sure to wear very comfortable walking shoes and bring plenty of water and snacks for the walk, although you will also be able to stop along the trail for refreshments if you wish. As this is a multi-use route, keep an eye out for passing cyclists and allow them enough room to safely pass. Additionally, this is a point-to-point trail, meaning that you will need to either arrange a pick up at the end of the route, take the train or ferry back to the trailhead, or spend the night camping at one of the campgrounds near the end-point of the route.

    Setting out from the starting point of the walk next to the Exmouth rail station, make your way southwest around the rugby pitch to meet up with the shores of the Exe Estuary, following it north while enjoying beautiful views across the water. Here, you will pass through the village of Lympstone and the town of Topsham before skirting around the southern edge of Exeter. Once you have crossed over the River Exe, you will follow it to the south and continue along the western shore of the Exe Estuary, following it through Starcross and Cockwood to arrive in Dawlish Warren. From here, you will make your way past sandy beaches as you walk out onto the peninsula for some amazing views of the estuary and English Channel. Reaching the end-point of the route, you can take your desired method of transportation back to the trailhead where you began your adventure on the Exmouth and Dawlish Warren Walk.

    Getting to the Exmouth and Dawlish Warren Walk Trailhead

    To reach the trailhead for the Exmouth and Dawlish Warren Walk from the Exmouth Marina, drive northeast on Victoria Road for 0.5 km and turn left onto Imperial Road. After 96 m, take the third exit at the roundabout to stay on Imperial Road for another 0.2 km before arriving at another roundabout. Take the first exit onto Marine Way, where you will arrive at the trailhead in 81 m.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      Dawlish Sands, Hazelwood Park

    • When to do

      Year-Round

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      One Way

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