The Ludwell Valley Walk

Walks, England, Devon, Exeter

Preview Steps

Download the app to get all the steps for this walk.

Map preview for The Ludwell Valley Walk
  • 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.

  • Let’s begin at the Exeter Ship Canal.

    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.

Download the app to get all the steps for this walk.

Nearby Walks

  • Preview of Riverside Valley Park Circuit

    Riverside Valley Park Circuit

    St. David's Ward, Devon

    by livemove

    by livemove

    1 hour / 2.6km
    Discover a gorgeous riverside green oasis on this short loop. A lovely step free walk good for jaunters of all ages and abilities.
    Water feature Great views Picnic spot Parking Dog friendly Child friendly
  • Preview of The Alphin Brook Walk - Clockwise

    The Alphin Brook Walk - Clockwise

    Exeter, Devon

    by livemove

    by livemove

    1hr 45m / 4.7km
    Follow the valley of the Alphin Brook on this clockwise segment of the Green Circle. Discover the village of Alphington and amazing views.
    Water feature Great views Refreshments Picnic spot Hilly & steep Botanics
  • Preview of Ludwell Butterfly Cut-off Trail

    Ludwell Butterfly Cut-off Trail

    Ludwell Valley Park, Exeter

    by livemove

    by livemove

    1 hour / 2.5km
    The Butterfly Trail goes round the edge of Ludwell Valley Park. This shorter version offers a taste of all the beauty of the huge park.
    Great views Public toilets Picnic spot Parking Hilly & steep Botanics
  • Preview of Ludwell Valley Brookside Circular

    Ludwell Valley Brookside Circular

    Ludwell Valley Park, Exeter

    by livemove

    by livemove

    1 hour / 2.4km
    In Ludwell Valley Park offers get away from the bustle of the city. This loop explores the Northbrook, going through the heart of the park.
    Wildlife Water feature Parking Hilly & steep Child friendly Botanics
  • Preview of Ludwell Valley Butterfly Trail

    Ludwell Valley Butterfly Trail

    Ludwell Valley Park, Exeter

    by livemove

    by livemove

    1hr 45m / 4.2km
    The Butterfly Trail goes round the edge of Ludwell Valley Park and takes in a huge diversity of landscapes and scenery.
    Great views Public toilets Picnic spot Parking Hilly & steep Botanics
  • Preview of Canal and Riverside Connector Walk

    Canal and Riverside Connector Walk

    St. David's Ward, Devon

    by livemove

    by livemove

    2hr 30m / 6.3km
    Follow along the River Exe and Exeter Ship Canal between the Mill on the Exe and Riverside Country Park. Miles of riverside beauty!😍
    Water feature Great views Refreshments Picnic spot Parking Dog friendly

Cookie consent

Using our site means you agree to the use of cookies and similar technologies.

Read more and how to disable cookies in our Privacy Policy