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Exeter to Teignmouth via Starcross and Dawlish Cycle Route

England > Devon > Exeter St Davids Train Station
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameExeter to Teignmouth via Starcross and Dawlish
Distance : miles (km)17.13  (27.57)
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Cycle Route Location
Town/CityExeter St Davids Train Station
Start LocationExeter St Davids Train Station, Bonhey Rd
End LocationTeignmouth Train Station, B3199
Cycle Steps
This stunning route takes you from the city of Exeter to the small seaside town of Teignmouth. It's an excellent route for all cyclists, as their are plenty of places to stop and return to Exeter by train. After passing 10 miles down the track, alongside the Exe Estuary, you reach the small village of Starcross. For some, especially with children, this is a great place to return by the train at Starcross train station, as this stretch is flat. If you continue a further 2 miles, you reach Dawlish Warren. This stretch is via a busy road, but takes you through the tiny village of Cockwood, which has a scenic pub. Dawlish Warren itself is served by a train station, mini supermarket, campsites, amusements and restaurants. Dawlish Warren to Dawlish is by road, and at first, slightly up hill, but if you can make it, definitely worth the struggle to get to Dawlish. Again, you can catch the train back here, as well as replenishing your supplies at the Co-op, Chippy and many other little shops. The last stretch from Dawlish to Teignmouth is not particularly easy for most. Entirely by road, it takes you up 3 very steep hills. However the decent into Teignmouth itself is fast and you will be rewarded by Teignmouth's beautiful views, beaches and shops. Unless you are a very keen cyclist, most people would be glad to catch the train back here to Exeter. From any of the stations; Teignmouth, Dawlish, Dawlish Warren and Starcross, it's £3.20 for Adults, £2.10 for Students and £1.10 for Children to get back to Exeter St Davids.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Starcross is the first village: Spar, Pub, Station, Chip Shop, Toilets.
Dawlish Warren: Amusements, MiniMart, Station, Chip Shop, Chinese, Pub, Restaurant, Campsite, Toilets.
Dawlish: Co-Op, Chip Shops, Pub, Restaurant, Station, Lots of Shops, Toilets.
Teignmouth: Premier, Big Co-Op, Toilets, Station, Lots of Shops, Amusements, Chip Shop, Restaurants, Pubs.

Near By Cycle Shops
Exeter sidwell Halfords
Your comments?
posted by:Dave RainbowRating : difficult :
Great bike ride for all level. Views amazing. Did it in the pouring rain and strong headwind but still loved it!!

posted by:Steve CoombesRating : difficult :
I do this route a lot as I live in Exeter and my mother lives in Tiegnmouth its a great ride untill you get to Dawlish and then the hills start and there and back again its realy tough but you can avoid the worst hill by going down the lane on the lest in the dip at Holcombe (Smugalers Cove ) and cycle along the sea wall but even this way there are steps to carry your bike up.

posted by:Iain McDonaldRating : difficult :
Just a word of warning that cycling is not permitted on the Sea Wall at Dawlish so best avoid it (or push!). The cycle route is along the Exeter Road, mostly a dedicated lane on a shared pavement.

posted by:alisonRating : difficult :
Great ride. Exe valley cycle route marked all way to Dawlish. Almost all off road or shared path, including stretch on SW coast path between Dawlish Warren and Dawlish. Hills after that quite long

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