Exeter Cathedral to Dawlish Warren

Exeter to Dawlish Warren.
This 10 mile route takes you out from Exeter Cathedral along the coastal path along the estuary of The River Exe to Dawlish Warren. Along this route you will be cycling through a beautiful wildlife reserve. The marshes are home to such species as lapwings and redshanks plus many more all year round. There is a train service between Dawlish Warren and Exeter if you wish to take the train back to Exeter remember to check out the service details before your cycle ride

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Approximatley 10 miles ride from the city centre of Exeter to Dawlish Warren. Flat ride.

Starting from Exeter Cathedral cycle left along South Street, which as its name suggests is on the south of Exeter Cathedral. Follow South Street for about 200 yards and then it runs onto Holloway Street and then Topsham Road B3182.
Continue along Topsham Road for just over a mile where you will come to a roundabout.

At the roundabout turn right along BridgeRoad and cross the bridge over two small estuaries.

On crossing the second small estuary you then drop down to the small road/path on your
left which runs along the bank of the estuary.

Continue along this path and after about half a mile you will pass under the M5 and after a further third of a mile you will reach Turf Loch which is across the estuary from Topsham.
Continue to cycle along the path at the side of the estuary and after a further 2 miles you will be able to see Powderham Castle on your right hand side as you cycle along. The castle is part of the Powderham Estate and was built in 1420.

Cycle another three quarters of a mile along the coastal path and you come to Starcross and then on to Dawlish Warren after a further mile. End of the ride. There are plenty of establishments to get refreshments at Exeter and approximately half way along the route at Turf Lock at The Inn.

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