Step 1: Welcome to the Green Circle! This is the second of 5 anti-clockwise segments. Start at the car park by the footbridge over the Exeter Ship Canal, in the Riverside Valley Park.
Step 2: The Exeter Green Circle is a twelve-mile walk that provides a great walking experience within the boundaries of Exeter – from green countryside valley parks to the pavements of quiet leafy suburbs.
Step 3: This is the Ludwell Valley portion of the Green Circle. This part explores the Riverside Valley Park, passing over the historic Exeter Ship Canal and the River Exe with its weirs and former mills.
Step 4: In contrast through the Ludwell Valley Park the walk follows the gentle Northbrook overlooked by sloping meadows. Quiet roads and lanes link Wonford and Whipton, with names that echo the former rural nature of the area.
Step 5: Let’s begin at the Exeter Ship Canal.
Step 6: Construction on the canal began in 1563. It allowed ships from the far corners of the world to reach the heart of Exeter, and made the city prosperous.