This walk includes Devon Wildlife Trust's headquarters at Cricklepit Mill with its riverside garden. a walk through the outskirts of Exeter from the lively Quay area along the canal to the quiet of the Old Sludge Beds nature reserve.
The walk follows tracks and pathways and is around six miles in length so will provide a good afternoon's stroll.
The route offers tranquil stop-off points in the heart of the city, good views of the river as it winds its way to the sea and some great opportunities to spot the many wild birds and wetland creatures that make the River Exe their home.
Starts: Exeter Quay
Length: 6 miles
- Water birds on the River Exe and Exeter Ship Canal
- Open spaces of Riverside Valley Park
- Dragonflies and warblers at DWT Old Sludge Beds nature reserve
Photo: Roger Smith https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/6781163
Where will your next wild walk take you?
Experience the wild Atlantic coast or a quarry reclaimed by nature
Explore estuaries, or the tors of Dartmoor
Each of our Wild Walks takes in a DWT nature reserve and the countryside around it.
DWT’s Wild Walks are suitable for a range of abilities. Walks range in length from 4 to 8 miles, using footpaths, bridleways and minor roads.