The section of cycle track from the Turf Locks to Powderham is now officially open. We took a ride down there yesterday from Exton to have look and try it out. It’s brilliant and means it is safe to cycle from Exeter down to Starcross and on to Dawlish Warren on cycle trails or quiet roads all the way.
It’s a pretty substantial bridge which crosses the main line railway
Much safer than playing chicken on the railway line
The gradient up and over and then down is perfect for cycling
The work has only just finished and all the mud will vegetate over this coming spring
There are also some viewing points along the trail where you get spectacular views over the Estuary – here we are looking back to the Turf Locks