Topsham & Turf Locks

The Walk

Map of the Walk



The Lighter


The Goat Walk

One of the nicest and simplest walks is to follow Elm Grove Road by the station to Bowling Green Road, which takes you through to the nature reserve at Bowling Green Marsh. Past Riversmeet House, the beach walk becomes the curiously named Goat Walk, which leads back towards The Strand and on into town. The name Goat Walk dates from the council meeting called to decide the name of the new riverside walk when it was built in 1908. When suggestions were made for ‘esplanade this’ and ‘promenade that’, a local man took all the bluster out of the situation by announcing: ‘It’s nowt but a bloody goat walk!’ Plain talking won out, and the name stuck.

The Ferry

Turf Locks


A visit to Toby's


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