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 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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Nearby

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

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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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utterly appalling

In fairness to the site the conditions we encountered were out of the control of the site. Exeter racecourse also operates as a conference venue and during our stay the racecourse hosted a corporate event. Part of this was a tent next to the campsite which for a day and 3 nights was the source of a physical assault from a P.A. system playing (allegedly) music at maximum overload. The noise was of such a level that the entire van and contents were vibrating to the point of causing damage to a window hinge which the started to allow rainwater in (since repaired with lots of silicone).... there is clearly scope for improvement in the quality and quantity of information exchange between the racecourse and the site. Perhaps advance notice of 'disruptive' events should be uploaded to the booking computer so that members who have booked well in advance (like me) could get a 'you may wish to review your booking dates' e-mail....

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Not just a stop over site, good for exploring Devon too

Stayed seven nights, after end of school Easter holidays. Never got more than half full, even at weekend. Wardens very friendly and helpful. Site is very spacious and some good views over surrounding countryside. Tower/shower facilities very clean, though not quite up to normal club standards - no modesty cubicles, and no toilet available when the block is being cleaned. Limited options for walks offsite, though the extensive racecourse is great to explore and compensates a bit. No bus service direct to Exeter, but Matford Park and Ride is easy to drive to and shuttle bus service into Exeter is good. Haldon Forest Diner looked promising, but as we were out every day we never used it as it closes at 6pm.

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Disabled toilet and shower facilities

Dreadful stay! Not able to have a shower or hair washing the disabled facilities were abysmal! I was told that the shower would work held over the toilet!! Was I expected to sit on the floor? I had tried sitting on the shower seat but there was barely a trickle! No satisfaction from the club whatsoever!
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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 2019 Race Days (during site opening dates):

  • October - 10, 22