The Exe Estuary Trail
Dawlish Warren is an excellent starting point for exploring the Devon countryside on a bicycle. And you don’t need to worry if you haven’t got your bike with you, as you can hire one at Exe Trail Cycle Hire, at the Velo shack, Dawlish Warren!
The recently improved Exe Estuary Trail foot and cycle path now has a dedicated path linking Dawlish Warren to Cockwood and is connected to Powderham Church to the north of Dawlish Warren and to Dawlish to the south.
If you fancy cycling any further, you can cycle along this flat, mostly traffic-free route into the heart of Exeter. This cycle route has some beautiful views over the Exe Estuary and is a fantastic day out.
There are many pubs and restaurants along the way to stop for some refreshments, and a visit to the historic Powderham Castle should not be missed.
You could even cross on the Starcross-Exmouth ferry service to the other side of the Exe Estuary where you can pick up the National Route 2 of the National Cycle Network into Exmouth. Bicycles can be carried on the ferry.
Have a look at this link for a map of the Exe Estuary cycle trail.