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Other Self-Guided Walks

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8. Countess Wear & Double Locks

Walk Time: 1½ Hours
Terrain: Mostly good paths and flat

The ancient Countess Wear bridge, shown on the cover of the leaflet, is the lowest crossing place on the tidal River Exe. This walk around the Exe floodplain includes wildlife 'hot-spots' and the fascinating historic paper mill area at Countess Wear.

The Countess Wear & Double Locks Walk Leaflet (1.4MB) will guide you through this walk.


  • City View from Duckes Marsh Bridge
  • Grey Mullet
  • Snipe & Dragonflies
  • St. James Weir
  • Otters
  • Countess Wear Paper Mills