Exeter Racecourse Caravan Club Site (REF : EXE)

Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7XS

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Situated high above Exeter at the top of Haldon Hill, Exeter Racecourse Club Site is attractively surrounded by bright heather and gorse moorland. The location of the caravan park and campsite allows for superb views of the rolling countryside and an unparalleled feeling of space and calm.

For many, the first stop on their visit to the area will be historic Exeter and it's Cathedral Close, found at the very heart of the city. Excursions here offer the opportunity not only to absorb this famously historic site but also to indulge in a little shopping as well as a wide choice of restaurants. Visitors to the Exeter Racecourse Club Site seeking the best views Dartmoor has to offer will be delighted with a stroll up Haytor and Canonteign Falls, the highest in all of England. Also nearby is Haldon Forest Park with a range of walking, cycling and mountain bike trails as well as a Go Ape course for the adventurous. The caravan site also gives you easy access to scenic walks along the River Exe to the Quay. A car boot sale is held down at the racecourse every Sunday, so head down for a weekend bargain. 

Even though the site is often used as a quick stop over, many members often enjoy it so much, they extend their bookings and take in the excitement of the stay for longer!

Non-EHU pitch discount

Book a non-electric hook-up economy pitch at this site for an excellent low price! Find out more about non-EHU pitch discounts.

Things to do on site ...

  • Play area

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good

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Walking notes:

The road around the racecourse is 2 miles (with paths back to the site if that is too far). Belvedere Forest is within 10 minutes drive and has way-marked paths and a raptor observation platform.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:
The nearest village of Chudleigh has two small supermarkets, a post office, bakers and a chemist.

Great savings on days out

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Directions

At the end of the M5 continue onto the A38 (signposted Plymouth). Follow the signs to Exeter Racecourse. After passing the junction with the A380 keep in the inside lane going up a steep hill. Near the top of the hill turn left (sharp turn) signposted Exeter Racecourse. Turn right at mini roundabout and then left into the Racecourse Entrance. Follow Club signs to the site. On Racedays vehicles may cross the racecourse between races.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
EX6 7XS
GPS:
Lat 50.642037 / Lon -3.559329
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OS field ref:
SX897836
OS map ref:
192
Handbook map ref:
E2

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Exeter and Newton Abbot
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Exeter

Activities

Exeter Racecourse allows arrivals on race day, however if you arrive when the race is running there may be a short delay.

Exeter Racecourse 2020 Race Days (during site opening dates):

  • March - 22
  • April - 7, 17 (Eve), 23 (Eve)

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Good stopover and hot showers!

We used to stay at Minnows as a one night stopover on the M5 but that is now adults only and no longer affiliated to the club as far as I can see, so we decided to try Exeter racecourse instead. Just what we needed. Friendly and helpful wardens. We just made it to the Haldon Forest Diner for food which you can walk to across the racecourse. It closes it’s door at 6 but as long as you get in before they will serve you. Good food, very friendly people. Just to clear up some issues from a previous review regarding cold showers, I think the tap is a bit confusing and maybe the club could just put some signs up to say how to use, the tap is a lever tap with hot and cold markings on, but in fact it appears to be a one temperature tap which needs to be turned fully on to get any hot water, that’s about 3/4 of a full circle. Initially I just turned it till the water came on and waited, but it remained cold until I turned fully on and waited some time! They could just do with updating the shower head. The shower block was heated (October).

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An interesting site!

We only spent one night here but really enjoyed this site. Very spacious for both humans and dogs. The shower block is a bit eccentric - particularly the instruction to 'dress outside the cubicle if you don't want to get your clothes wet'. This may not appeal to some (particularly if the site is busy) as there are no privacy wash basin cubicles. It probably doesn't quite meet the usual Club standard but facilities were clean and water warm and lay-out certainly provided a traveller's tale.

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Access and Facilities are Great

This is the fourth time I have been to this site and I have never been disappointed. Access is, as you would expect, straight off a main highway. All pitches are wide and roomy and I've always found the facilities to be warm and clean and the new power showers hot. By car you can get on the Devon Express way to Exeter and Plymouth. Getting around by bus is more challenging as there is only a stop on the racecourse side of the road and to get to Exeter you have to go to Chudleigh and change buses to get back to Exeter. But one might say that's all part of the fun. I have little doubt that I shall be back at this site next year. It's a great stopping off point into Devon and Cornwall or for Somerset and Dorset.
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Cold Showers Again!!

This is our third visit this year to Exeter Racecourse this year and the third time the showers are only cold water. No heating appears to be on either and the shower blocks are freezing. It’s Septembernr now. I know this site is managed and the Jockey Club do maintenance, it’s time this issue was sorted out permanently

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Basic site but does the job

it's not the prettiest of sites, there is one area that is wooded and looks lovely but we were put on the main bit as there are only two non-electric pitches. the site it literally in the middle of the race course, very interesting for the kids as we had to cross the track in order to go for a walk in the woods. The woods were lovely and lots to explore. Showers and toilets were clean and well kept (new power showers so very pleasant). would be good to have a little play area for the kids and the play field is heather based and not good for kids really. but overall friendly, clean and well kept, just lacks some character.
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Telephone:
01392 832107

Exeter Race Days

Exeter Racecourse allows arrivals on race day, however if you arrive when the race is running there may be a short delay. For more information visit the Exeter Racecourse website.

Exeter Racecourse 2020 Race Days (during site opening dates):

  • March - 22
  • April - 7, 17 (Eve), 23 (Eve)