SX9885 : River, railway and cycle track, Lympstone

taken 5 months ago, near to Exton, Devon, Great Britain

River, railway and cycle track, Lympstone
River, railway and cycle track, Lympstone
Standing by the Exe Estuary Trail, with a train on the Avocet Line passing, looking upstream on the Exe estuary
River Exe

The River Exe rises on Exmoor and flows south to Exeter and The English Channel. Its estuary is a good example of a Ria (flooded river valley). It is tidal to Countess Wear, just south of Exeter SX9390 : Countess Weir, River Exe. More information LinkExternal link

Avocet Line

The Avocet Line is the railway line in Devon connecting Exeter with Exmouth Link . It was originally built by the London and South Western Railway. The line follows the Exe Estuary for most of its route, giving views of the estuary. The line is named after the Pied Avocet, which live in the estuary. Opened in 1861.

Exe Estuary Trail

Part of Sustrans National Cycle Network route 2, this mainly traffic-free cycling route follows the two banks of the Exe estuary, linking Exmouth to Countess Wear (south of Exeter) and Dawlish. On the east side of the estuary, the trail runs close to the Avocet Line. It passes through Lympstone, Exton and Dawlish, and housing estates at Countess Wear. On the west side, it is beside Exeter Canal to Turf Hotel, and passes Powderham Park, before passing through Starcross, Cockwood and Dawlish Warren.

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Date Taken
Friday, 16 April, 2021   (more nearby)
Saturday, 24 April, 2021
Geographical Context
Paths  Railways  Estuary, Marine 
Primary Subject of Photo
Railway Train 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 983 853 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:39.5301N 3:26.3677W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 984 852
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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