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Turf yurt

Route Recommendations:


Follow one of the following suggestions to get the most out of your day out,

but keep in mind that you have to paddle back as well!



Trip 1: Exeter Quay to the Double Locks Pub  










Distance: 1,5 miles each way

Estimated paddling time: 30 -40 minutes one way


This is an ideal way to have a relaxed go at paddling and enjoy a break at the idyllic Pub Double Locks. Sit in the Sun in the garden for a while and have a pint or two...take your whole family along and your dog is welcome as well. Enjoy the big garden right by the waters edge, watch the swans and the kids can play in the playpark or climb the trees. The Double Locks is a good stop for lunch or a refresher on the way out to Topsham or Turf Locks. No need to worry about getting back to the Exeter Quay because it is only a short paddle...the easy option!



Trip 2: Countess Wear Swing Bridge to the Turf Locks Pub


















Distance: 4 miles

Estimated paddling time: 1,5 to 2 hours one way


Fancy a bit longer paddle to one of the best locations for food, drink and stunning views of the Exe Estuary? This is our personal favourite canoe or kayak trip around Exeter because you can get away from the crowds, see some wildlife and take in the amazing views of Topsham, Belvedere Castle and the Exe Estuary. The river Exe runs parallel to the Exeter Shipping Canal which means this can be done as a loop. Take the tide out on the River Exe, into the estuary to the Turf Locks, then cross over to the canal to avoid the current and tide while paddling back. This paddle is a proper mini adventure and needs some consideration regarding the tides and weather conditions but the Kayakhub staff will happily help you with the planning. If you are lucky you might see local wildlife like Seals, Otters, Kingfishers and many bird species...well worth a trip!  


The Turf Yurt


Why not make it a overnight canoe trip? You can hire a luxurious Yurt at the most exciting spot available in the Exe estuary and spend the night in the fully equipped Turf Yurt, with the Pub less than 100m away...enjoy the views, watch the sunset and canoe back in the morning. Dont forget early booking essential!









Fancy something a bit more adventurous?

Book one of our guided trips along the River Exe, the River Dart, Exe Estuary or other locations around Devon and Cornwall!


Just give us a ring or contact us via email for details !



Phone: 07527422055

Email: mail@kayakhub-exeter.co.uk

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