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Named discs with stylised V symbol (not on moorland section)Exe Valley Way

Devon, Somerset

84 km / 52 miles
This route from the Exe Estuary to the steeply wooded valleys on Exmoor follows, for the most part, quiet country lanes and footpaths along the Exe valley through Bickleigh, Tiverton and Bampton, Exebridge, Dulverton, Hawkridge and Withypool, then leaving the Exe Valley to reach Exford to which the Exe flows from its source at Exe Head. Mostly valley scenery, ranging from the broad estuary through pastoral landscapes and narrower, heavily-wooded valleys to open moorland landscapes.

An additional described section links Withypool to the source of the Exe to make a 'source to sea' route using the Two Moors Way (TMW), north, to Simonsbath, then following the TMW waymarkers for about another 3 km / 2 miles high up on to the moor to Exe Head. Exe Head is the source of the River Exe, an area of marshy ground high up on Dure Down. This is covered as a variant separately - see Path Variants below.


Waymark: Named discs with stylised V symbol (not on moorland section)
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Named discs with stylised V symbol (not on moorland section)
Attributes: Challenging
Start: SX976819 - Starcross, Devon View on StreetMap
Finish: SS852383 - Exford, Somerset View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Exe Valley Way [YouTube video] Explore Devon - Exe Valley Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Exe Valley Way  (Explore Devon  - 2012 ) Download


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Path Variants
E Routes
National Trails (England & Wales)
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Other Paths

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 181, 192
OS Landranger Active 181, 192
OS Explorer 9, 44, 114
OS Explorer Active 9, 44, 114

Walking Support Providers:

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Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Let's Go Walking! Ltd)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Discovery Walking Holidays)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Westcountry Walking Holidays)

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
13 km
Camping Barn
2 km
66 km
Bunk House
4 km
68 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
84 km

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Route Profile:

83.5 km (51.9 miles)
1,835 m (6,020 ft) ascent
378 m (1,240 ft)  maximum height

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