About Us

Exeter Trails are a collection of 5 hand drawn maps, depicting over 100 of the fantastic independent shops and cafes that the city has to offer. Launched in 2013 after the success of the ‘Christmas Shopping Trail’ initiative, Exeter Trails hopes to highlight and support Exeter’s wonderful independent shopping scene. The maps were illustrated by local artist Phillip Harris, and can be picked up, for free, all across the city.

Original founders of the project were Mattie Richardson from Bunyip Beads & Buttons, Sue & John Taylor from Cafe at 36, Nathan and Hayley Maker from No Guts No Glory, Les Bright from The Real Food Store and Penny Nicholson from Penny’s Recipes, with Lily Otton from Otton’s Haberdashery and Cassie Leicester from Good Golly Miss Molly joining the team in 2014. All those involved work on a volunteer basis, own or are involved with independent retailers, and have a really strong passion for championing small business.

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