Bess Exeter wrote:Right hubby has been busy and put together details, directions and website info. Although I don't know what he means about my driving skills over bridges
These are all his words not mine!
The Double Locks is something of an enigma! Most Exeter people have heard of it but not many could direct you to it! Be mindfull that it was a lockkeepers house in the heyday of Exeter Canal and access hasn't improved very much since then....but that's the attraction.
If you use satnav you'll convince yourself that it has gone crazy. If you're following the map (see below) you'll declare 'this can't be *!/*ing right'. Chances are that it is!
You can only access South of the river/canal, Best off the A379,through Marsh Barton Trading Estate, from the Devon Hotel roundabout. This will take you along Bad Homburg Way, on to Hennock Road Central. At the roundabout turn right into Alphin Brook Road (Suzuki dealer on the corner). At the end of A B Rd it sweeps you to the right. DON'T....there is a minor road straight ahead. BE CAUTIOUS......it will take you over the railway line and then drop to the canal. Swing right then line yourself up for a left over the canal bridge (it's narrow but Jayne has done it...er..come think of it..she hasn't. She always parks before the bridge and walks across, with the dog, in a carefree manner...anyway) turn sharp right, then drive alongside the canal....then 'hey presto', the Double Locks. SIMPLES!
Double Locks Inn.
Tel: 01392 256947
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&sourc ... 54073&z=14
Oh....and they're having their lay back dog show day 22 August
I'm finishing now with a couple of pics of a lonely Bess one winter morning wondering why no other dogs around this lovely walk I will try and include one of Bess & Podge enjoying the river, which isn't very deep this time of year so all dogs could have fun
On second thoughts I will send them separately as I'm still having probs with internet connection and don't want to lose this lot!
Jayne & Bess
I'm fingers crossing this will work as a separate topic so that we can bump it up for anyone wanting to come.