A new hide / viewing screen has been erected overlooking the Exe Estuary at Exmouth and will provide substantial cover at the Mudbank Lane area which is familiar to local birdwatchers.
The hide is not easily found and is hidden from view as you approach via Carter Avenue. To reach the hide park in Carter Avenue and enter the path at the northern corner of the playing fields where there is a safe crossing of the railway line. On the estuary side of the railway track take the path (which runs along the estuary from the lorry park) and the hide will be found a short distance to the right overlooking the expanse of the mudflats.
The hide has been long in coming to fruition and was erected by the Exe Estuary Partnership. The land and construction were provided by East Devon District Council; Exmouth traders and residents made the original proposal; the BTO gave advice and support and Devon County Council the funds to improve this part of the East Devon Way. An interpretation board with artwork by Mike Hughes has been provided. Thanks to Geoff Morris of Exmouth for bringing this to our attention and for the initiative behind the project. Jonathan Ruscoe