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Nightwalk Marsh Barton

The Route

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Start at Exeter Central Station

Left into Queen Street

Right into High Street, becoming Fore Street

Left into King Street

Right into Preston Street

Right into Western Way

Cross Western Way at first pedestrian crossing

Continue towards Western Way roundabout

Use pedestrian underpass marked towards Marsh Barton or (as we did) use cycle path in direction of Marsh Barton

Go over bridge over River Exe (Exe Bridge South)

Left into Haven Road, becoming Foundrey Court, Leading into Water Lane

Pass ‘The Range’

Pass the Social Club

Continue on Water Lane, Leading into Tan Lane

Under railway bridge

Pass Recycling and Reclamation Works

Continue on Tan Lane, leading into Exton Road, Leading into Marsh Green Road (East)

Turn right into Marsh Green Road

Past/pause Den’s Delights

Left into Trusham Road

Left into Alphin Brook Road

Straight ahead into Clapperbrook Lane East (small dark road)

Past the Incinerator

Over Salmon Pool Bridge (across canal)

Follow road; and continue when it becomes a track/path

Pass pylon

Cross bridge over river Exe

Continue on path straight through Playing Fields (do not turn off right)

Cross bridge over St James’s Weir (aka – mistakenly – Countess Weir)

Continue into Salmon pool Lane (when the road forks take the right/wrong fork, if desired)

Turn right into Topsham Road

Pause at the first Bus stop

This is the official end of the nightwalk – you can now take a bus back into Exeter

On the night, however, we were then invited to continue our walk back into town by one of the walkers who said he knew a good route. So he led the way on a spontaneous second half, which turned out to create a completely circular walk.

From the Bus Stop retrace your steps along Topsham Road, past the top of Salmon pool Lane, and continue along Topsham Road, towards the city centre.

Turn right into the grounds of Devon County Hall, walk up the steps to what looks like a main entrance and turn sharp right,

Walk through an illuminated cloister, Turn left at the end of the cloister and then right, emerging at the end by a car park

Pass a skip, head straight on, following a path with bushes and trees on either side until you reach another building.

Turn right and follow along the side of the building to another car park.

Cross the car park diagonally heading towards an exit drive. Follow the drive down to Matford Lane.

Turn right and follow the road until you reach Wonford Road, turn left.

When you reach St Leonard’s Road turn right, follow the road up to Magdalen Road and turn left, turn right into Denmark Road and then left down Barnfield Road, pausing on the corner to look at the Protestant Martyr’s Memorial.

Follow Barnfield Road up the hill towards town, crossing the Western Way and Southernhay.

Enter the new Shopping Precinct, follow it up to the High Street.

Turn left then almost immediately right into Gandy Street passing the Exeter Phoenix on your right. Turn left down Upper Paul Street, and right into Queen Street, Exeter Central is on the right – walk complete – we suggest a drink in the bar of the Thistle Hotel opposite the station.

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