Exeter Racecourse Club Campsite

Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7XS

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

LOW 10% refundable deposit & FREE cancellations*

Situated high above Exeter at the top of Haldon Hill, Exeter Racecourse Club Campsite in Devon is attractively surrounded by bright heather and gorse moorland. The location of the 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 its 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 Campsite 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 campsite 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.

Please note, site night vouchers are not accepted as the Club manages this site on behalf of the owners'.

Additional ways to stay:

Seasonal pitches - rent one of our pitches on a long term basis. Visit camc.com/seasonals.

To contact the campsite directly, please call 01392 832107.

Nearest alternative campsites: Stover Club Campsite, Dornafield Club Campsite, Steamer Quay Club Campsite and Ramslade Club Campsite.

*Book a stay at any UK Club campsite with a LOW 10% fully refundable deposit per booking and FREE cancellations and amendments up to 21 days before arrival (minimum deposit £20). Applies to any non-promotional booking.

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
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good

Prices

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.

Check out the huge range of free pre-mapped walks and hikes near our campsites at Outdooractive's website. You can download the free Outdooractive app and member's can save €10 on an Outdooractive Pro or Pro+ annual subscription.

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

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

Offer image for: Young Driver - Exeter Racecourse - 20% discount
Offer image for: Go Ape - Haldon Forest - 10% discount
Offer image for: Canonteign Falls - 15% discount
Offer image for: Quayside Distillery - 10% discount
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Map

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
Plan a route to this site
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.

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Exeter Racecourse visit September 2023

Exeter Racecourse Club Campsite
We use this site as a stopover on our way to Cornwall. Even after wet weather in August (some puddles still existing on 2nd September) the Site Managers, most pleasant, had kept the grass cut and the site in a more than acceptable condition. Indeed, they were cutting the grass on a few pitches to ensure the site is well groomed. A word of caution for visitors from the North, when going up the steep hill (A 38) and seeing the Racecourse site turning to the left, watch your speed as the turn comes on you quickly and it is a sharp turn.

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Caravanner from Cheshire

Reviewed on 07/09/2023 07:19

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Caravan show

Exeter Racecourse Club Campsite
This is our first time on this site.Fortunately there was a small caravan and camping show on that weekend We arrived and found the wardens to be very helpful,friendly and welcoming.Nice large hardstanding.The toilets are a little tired but so super clean and showers hot.Weather poor meant we couldn't take advantage of the walks Good motorhome facilities for emptying tanks and elsan.It would have been nice if there could have been a few basics like bread and milk on site The turn off the bypass for the racecourse from Exeter,gives you no real warning,so one to look out for We will return :)

Goldwing14

Reviewed on 20/07/2023 19:59

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Perfect site

Exeter Racecourse Club Campsite
I have stayed here many times as this is an ideal location to visit and explore Devon. As always the wardens are very helpful and full of good humour. The facilities for waste and water are located in an ideal location with easy access plus away from pitches. I look forward to returning here whenever I am in the area.

Stephen Martin

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 20/07/2023 09:56

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Relaxing

Exeter Racecourse Club Campsite
We have just returned from our 4th trip here this year We love it! We don’t live too far away - half hour at most but we love to just pack up on a Friday night and go for the weekend, and it’s so quiet and relaxing. The Wardens are very friendly and I like that they are now enforcing the 1pm rule! We find the facilities perfectly fine, we use the showers and the washing up area. We take our dog and have walked around the racecourse, there are also shorter walks if you prefer. Huge car boot sale in a nearby field on a Sunday!

Hatch4Palm

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Reviewed on 29/06/2023 21:37

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Curate's egg

Exeter Racecourse Club Campsite
Positives: Excellent location for overnight stays enroute to the West Country, and for those with a car who are prepared for day trips using the A38 and A30 dual carriageways into Devon and Cornwall, and the M5 northbound. It's also handy for day trips to the Dorset coast, and by bus into Exeter. The facilities are tired but spotless, and the wardens this year (2023) are friendly and very welcoming. There is plenty of opportunity for exercising dogs and/or walking in the nearby Haldon Forest accessible on foot from the campsite. Negatives: This is probably not a good site for light sleepers, the adjacent A38 carrying overnight HGVs that strain to surmount Haldon Hill. The site is owned by the Jockey Club, who are responsible for site maintenance. It appears to be a side hustle for them. When the washroom boiler broke down earlier this year (2023) it took several days for replacement parts to be sourced. We had a seasonal pitch. In March we started with heavy rains that turned grass pitches into quagmire. However as the weather became drier the site became very dusty, and our van soon looked dirty, even though it had been fully washed in March. As seasonal pitchers we were not always in the van, and were never completely convinced by site security. A Jockey Club gate at the entrance to the racecourse is locked every night, but there is no raising barrier similar to those found at many C&MC sites that can be controlled by wardens. There is a popular weekly carboot in a neighbouring field, and some travellers decided to arrive unbooked and uninvited on the campsite. While they were successfully removed, the handling of that process is the responsibility of the Jockey Club who doubtless have their procedures to follow. On balance we contemplated whether our insurance company might claim the site was unsecured in the event of our van disappearing while we were at home, and thus argue about paying an insurance claim. We therefore decided to cancel the season pitch, but many other seasonal pitchers are clearly not so worried. On the whole we feel this site is an opportunity missed, but that is not the fault of the Caravan and Motorhome Club, or of the wardens.

Gasser

Reviewed on 13/06/2023 19:09

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01392 832107

Site information

Before you travel

Ahead of your arrival onsite, please check our Before you travel webpage (camc.com/beforeyoutravel) for key information about roadworks or diversions and any site works that may be underway.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

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