This particular walk starts at St Clement's Church, Powderham. The Church very kindly allows people to park around it in return for a small donation. But not on Sundays as there are services and the congregation need the parking.
So, from there you walk down the road towards where the railway track is and cross over to go through a gate and access the pathway that runs along the Exe Estuary and towards Turf Locks.
It's at this point that you would normally see a sign for the Turf Locks Hotel/pub with information about opening etc. However, a nearby flock of interesting sheep distracted us and caused us to miss the sign which warned of Tuesday closure and we set off along the path oblivious to the fact that our destination was closed.
The path is used by a lot of cyclists and so with three dogs in tow, we chose to go on the path that runs along the top of the bank running along the estuary.