Walk - Avocet Line: Topsham Town Trail
3.6 miles (5.8 km)
Topsham Railway Station - EX3 0DS Topsham Railway Station
Easy - The first part of the route is around farmland, but the rest of it is on tarmac paths and lanes.
A gentle stroll around picturesque Topsham, Exeter's main port for much of its history and once a busy centre of shipbuilding and commerce. In the eighteenth century William of Orange landed his worldly goods here when he took up the throne, and the lively trade it led to with Holland shows clearly in the architecture of the waterfront houses. The walk travels along the riverside Goat Walk to where the two rivers meet, returning to the station via an RSPB bird reserve. The first part of the route is around farmland, but the rest of it is on tarmac paths and lanes.