Exeter/Devon type people

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Nov 2020
8:00pm, 22 Nov 2020
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Joopsy
I will be in Exeter next Saturday morning and have plans on running down the canal to Dawlish. I think it will be about 15 miles but not sure if the terrain underfoot.

Does anyone know?
Nov 2020
8:03pm, 22 Nov 2020
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Diogenes
The terrain will definitely be underfoot, unless you trip up, of course. HTH, YMMV.
Nov 2020
8:06pm, 22 Nov 2020
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LazyDaisy
It should be fine - mostly cycle path/good firm towpath I believe (I've only run from the Quay to just below the Countess Wear bridge, but OH has crossed from Exmouth on the Starcross ferry and cycled back up to Exeter and found it straightforward.
Nov 2020
8:08pm, 22 Nov 2020
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Joopsy
Very good Dio.

Thanks LD.
Nov 2020
8:09pm, 22 Nov 2020
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Diogenes
Actually, now I think about it, I have cycled along part of that route. As LD says, it’s a mixture of cycle path and tow path, generally good with the odd narrow section and muddy spot.
Nov 2020
8:14pm, 22 Nov 2020
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Joopsy
Thanks Dio. Hoping it won’t be too muddy as I’m planning on setting off in the dark.
Nov 2020
8:23pm, 22 Nov 2020
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Diogenes
The route I did, half way to Dawlish Warren and back

http://www.fetcheveryone.com/route-1732686
Nov 2020
7:25am, 23 Nov 2020
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Hunkyteddy
It's almost all tarmac. The trail on the other side to Exmouth is just as good, if not better.
Nov 2020
10:25am, 23 Nov 2020
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Joopsy
Thanks HT.
Dec 2020
7:52am, 6 Dec 2020
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Joopsy
Thanks for the suggestions all, it was a cracking route and from St Davis station to the sea front at DW it was just 13.1 miles. Definitely one I will do again.

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