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More than 700 residents share their views on Exeter’s amazing Green Circle

Published: 6 February 2024

Exeter Green Circle

Residents have been thanked for sharing their views on Exeter’s beautiful Green Circle after more than 700 took part in an online survey.

At the end of last year Live and Move asked what residents thought of the 12-mile circular route which wraps around the edge of the city.

Finding out what people think of this beautiful walk is important to ensure as many people as possible can enjoy the benefits to physical and mental health accessing green space can bring.

An amazing 731 people responded to the survey. The main findings include:

  • 94 per cent said they had walked some or all of the Green Circle
  • 32 per cent used the route a few times a year - 20 per cent use it once or twice a month
  • 77 per cent of respondents were happy with the quality of the footpaths
  • 21 per cent were unhappy with the level of route information available

Cllr Duncan Wood, Lead Councillor for Leisure Services and Physical Activity, said the findings provide important data to ensure there are no barriers to accessing the Green Circle.

He said: “Exeter’s Green Circle is one of the city’s greatest assets, and on behalf of Live and Move, I’d like to say a very big thank you to every respondent who took part in our survey.

“Exeter is one of the UK’s greenest cities, but that’s no good to us if people don’t know how to access the green space closest to them. These results are going to give us a number of areas of the route to work on, and we’ll look forward to updating people in due course.”

Anyone accessing the Green Circle can download the Go Jauntly app and search Exeter Green Circle to find out more about it and the routes closest to them.

Wellbeing Exeter’s community physical activity organisers regularly organise walks and other activities along sections of the Green Circle.

To find out more about their activities visit the Wellbeing Exeter website:

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