I’ve decided it’s time to post more about where I live, a really beautiful part of the world, so these are a few photos of the river that runs through my home town. It begins north of here in the depths of the countryside but I’m beginning just down the road and ending ten miles away at the estuary.
So first of all, Exeter’s historic quay
Trew’s weir, a mile down river
Of course there are always mute swans
Kriz’s photo here http://kardzbykris.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/leap-year-additional-february-day-21-2/ inspired this post, because it reminded me of one of my favourite paths, along the mill leat that begins just after the weir.
The leat rejoins the river
The old mill
Looking up river, with the canal on the left .
Another lovely path
The canal, one of the oldest in the country, begins at the quay and runs about five miles to the Turf lock and parallel to the river. This is about half way down.
Topsham quay, the river’s half way point between Exeter and Exmouth
Topsham, looking down river.
Lympstone, eight miles down and the river is quite wide
and finally, the estuary looking west towards Dawlish Warren.
I hope you enjoyed your brief meander down stream!
51 thoughts on “The River Exe, from Exeter to Exmouth”
We love Exeter but had no idea these woalks were so close by. We will explore next time we visit
Yep there are lots of wonderful places to walk whether its gentle stroll or full on hike. The river and canal are part of a green area that circles the whole city, we have woods galore, the south west coast path and of course Dartmoor and Exmoor!
Great pictures and familiar places – we take it all for granted until we are reminded how lucky we are.
Heidi! how lovely of you to comment, you’ve made my day!We are incredibly lucky aren’t we? we take ourselves off travelling and look at awesome sights but rarely look really closely at our own patch!I hope all is well in your world, it always sounds like you’re having a ball 🙂 x
Very beautiful. I somehow became unsubscribed from your blog. I wonder why you weren’t posting. Sorted now.
That has happened with me a couple of times, thanks for coming back my dear 🙂
Such a beautiful area, thanks for sharing these images! The quiet and rural peace shines through, very inviting 🙂 … makes me sorry we are not coming to England anytime soon …although we were in Exeter and the Maritime Museum some years ago
Were you Christine? I’m impressed that you came all this way and made it westward! Sadly the maritime museum is long gone and the quay area is gradually being smartened up 🙂
How lovely! Thank you for sharing these pictures.
Thanks Sharon! I can’t visit you by clicking, I don’t understand why it only takes me to your gravatar!
what a beautiful place to libe Gilly…are those your dogs running wild and free…what a life
I meant “live” not “libe”
meanings for LIBE are
1.Take the most awesome feeling you’ve had, then multiply it by 50. Getting libe rarely occurs but when it does it’s nearly impossible to control yourself. To reach a state of libeness you must be listening to Gucci Mane music, and nothing else.
2. Something that is evil. Libe IS evil spelled backward, with a b instead of a v.
(I am sorry but was that person smoking who came up with 2 ???)
3. vocative singular of lībus
4. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of libar.
5. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of libar.
6. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of libar.
And I got all that becaue I made a spelling mistake…WOW…i am a little weird at times.
Maybe slightly weird but I can identify 🙂 🙂 🙂 and you crack me up!
Yes its Dido and Daisy the border terrorists!
Like my terrorist cat…
Very quiet and serene. I would love to wander and ponder there. Thanks Gilly
Thank you, yes you would love it!
Excuse my ignorance but how far is this from London? Can we get there by train? I’d love to see this place one day. Is a day trip possible from London?
I sometimes go to London for the day but have to get the train by 7.30 to get there for 10ish, so it can be done but its expensive just for a day. There is a lot to de and see in Devon and its a great antidote to London’s noise and crowds!
Oh and its about 180 miles! thanks for popping by 🙂
You are surrounded by beauty, Gilly. Thank you for sharing. What is familiar to you is a treat for the rest of us. Your pictures are wonderful.
Ah thanks so much for coming round! 🙂
Gilly, what a beautiful place that is much more elaborate than the little walkway posted recently at my end! Thanks for sharing – glad my pic from a trip to Germany could be so inspirational 🙂
Seriously – since there are people from the entire planet here at wordpress, it is always interesting to see the area where the authors live. so do feel free to post from here whenever you have the whim to do so! and thank you (lots!) for the pingback. 😀
Thanks Kris, I know you’re right because I love to see other bloggers home towns. I’ll be back with more 🙂
Absolutely beautiful Gilly. You are a lucky girl to live in such a scenic spot. I’m with Kris about enjoying photos where bloggers live. More please. Margie
Thanks Margie and yes will do!
Gil, you live in Paradise! There’s something so theraputic about this place. the photographs are healing. I have to get me a UK visa!
Compared to the bigger cities its a calm,peaceful place but we still have plenty to do and see! Yes you do!
Beautiful pictures Gilly! Can you make them larger? 🙂
Yes is you click on them Elizabeth, thanks for coming round !
Okay, TY! 😉
Loving each and every picture. Gilly, you should feature your hometown and country more often.
I think I will because it makes me appreciate it more and shows it off to the world. The counties of Devon and Cornwall are the most popular holiday destinations in the country outside London!
Looks like a lovely place to live. Thanks for sharing photos of your part of the world. 🙂
Thank you, yes it really is, I’m very lucky 🙂
Ah thank you so much for such a lovely stroll…I can’t wait for the next one! I’m greedy like that.
Oh how beautiful, I bet the dogs love it. So the next time Hubby offers to take me away on a romantic break we might head down south!
If you’ve never been then you’re missing a treat!
It really is very lovely! Thanks for the journey!
Thanks Robyn, I must admit I can’t imagine living anywhere even though I love to travel!
Travelling makes us appreciate home more!
Great place. I love all of them.
There’s just something about a river — so much life,of all kinds, happens along it. Nice photo essay:)
Thanks so much for visiting me and my little blog 🙂
Lovely photos Gilly! I love the last photo, is that a sunset? Gorgeous! Here’s for you 🙂
Such lovely calming images,thanks for sharing Gilly
You are a lucky girl if you have access to all this beauty! Lovely, lovely photos!
It’s even better when the sun shines!
A beautiful sequence of very well done compositions. Very impressive work Gilly.
water pathways and pathways through the woods, lovely collection.