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.

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

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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 2019 Race Days (during site opening dates):

  • October - 10, 22

 

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

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

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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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Not just a stop over site

There is plenty to do in the area that we had not realized. We have spent 20 + years driving past this site and until this June did not think to stop. We stayed 3 nights and realized there was so much to do in the area, that we booked another 2 nights on the way back from Cornwall 3 weeks later. The site is peaceful, spacious, and the wardens were so friendly and helpful. The facilities are older than some sites, but were kept spotless and we never queued for the showers. Plenty of water points on the site and there are both hard standings and grass pitches.
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Racecourse surprise.

First time at this site and after reading some negative comments we did not know what to expect. We really enjoyed our stay here, big spacious pitch, with two mile dog walk around the course plus Haldon Forest. Facilities were of the older type but very clean thanks to the Wardens.. Handy for Exeter, countryside and coast of Devon and a bargain price. Will use this site again.

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great site

just had 10 days at Exeter weather lovely relief wardens very good will be going back again

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01392 832107

Site information

From 15 August to 7 October 2019 overnight roadworks (8pm-6am) will be taking place on the A38 between Exeter Racecourse and Chudleigh. Local diversions will be in place and there may be increased noise levels.

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 2019 Race Days (during site opening dates):

  • October - 10, 22

 

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

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