Exeter Canal

Devon, England

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About Exeter Canal

Also known as the Exeter Ship Canal, this is one of the oldest artificial waterways in the UK, built in the 1560s.

It is 9.7 km (6 mi) long and there are two locks, Turf Locks and Double Locks. It begins on the west bank of the Exe estuary, about 3.2 km (2 mi) south of Exminster and runs to its terminus in Exeter.

It has been used largely for leisure purposes since around 1997. There are towpaths on both sides for walkers and cyclists and canal cruises are available.

Fishing is permitted along the length of the canal, although some areas are better than others, so it’s worth asking the local angling shop for advice.

Devon, England
Latitude: 50.692955, Longitude: -3.494253

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