Final section of Devon’s flagship cycle trail opens

Tremendous news for avid cyclists and walkers who spend their UK family breaks in Devon, as the final stage of the Exe Estuary Cycle trail officially opened yesterday.

The new £1.6million 1.9km section, which links Turf Lock and Powderham, was opened by Devon County Council Chairman George Gribble, completing the 10-year development.

The 16-mile predominantly off-road trail can now be utilised in its entirety, From Exmouth to Dawlish Warren, via Topsham and Exeter. Although minor works still need to be carried out, cyclists and walkers can now use the trail and take in panoramic views of the Exe estuary.

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Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highways, said: "The opening of the full route of the Exe Estuary Trail is great news and a fantastic achievement. It has been an ambitious project but well worth it.”

“The route provides a spectacular showcase of the excellent cycling opportunities on offer in Devon, and it is one of the best ways to take in the Exe Estuary.”

What do you think about the Exe Estuary Trail? Will it influence your decision to bring bikes on your UK holidays? Let me know in the comments below.

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