Exeter Racecourse Club Campsite

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 Campsite 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 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.

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

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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.

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: Locked In A Room - Exeter - 10% discount
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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.

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Stopover only

Exeter Racecourse Club Campsite
We stopped over on route elsewhere and were glad we hadn’t booked longer. The positives are access to the site is great, the wash block is warm and very clean, pitches level and there’s a shop on site. The negatives are there’s not really anything to do nearby so you need to drive to get anywhere, there’s no views to speak of and the site seemed a bit soulless. In summary and from a motorhome perspective, a good stopover but not really suitable for a longer stay if you like to just park up and walk/cycle to stuff nearby

Big Nick

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 05/05/2022 11:00

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Excellent Exeter

Exeter Racecourse Club Campsite
Just back from our first trip away this year, what bliss with unexpectedly good weather for March. The site is clean and tidy and extremely well managed. The facilities are all working and scrupulously clean. The new wardens for this year are warm and welcoming, friendly and very efficient, they are both delightful. An excellent site for those with dogs, you are allowed to walk the course and easy access into Harcombe Woods.

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Reviewed on 28/03/2022 08:19

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Not up to Caravan Club Standards

Exeter Racecourse Club Campsite
We stayed on this site in July for 3 weeks. When we arrived it had been raining and the campsite looked dishevelled. We managed to find a pitch which was close to Grundy bins and a service point. This was to be our downfall as the large bins were only emptied once a week and soon the rubbish was overflowing and the stench was disgusting. I couldn’t open the caravan windows as the temperatures soared. The service point was regularly used but other rude people walk close to your pitch to access it. The wardens were not bothered by my complaints and everything was the responsibility of the Race course. At the end of the day my contract is with the Caravan Club not the Race Course. The roads were full of potholes and badly lit in the evening. Very difficult to pitch an awning as there was rock just below the grass. A relief warden was breaking down cardboard in the recycling Grundy bin one day and he was such a scruffy man that another camper asked if he was looking for his bed for the night. The warden didn’t even smile. One day the same warden was trying to put another pitch in between my unit and the service point. I wasn’t impressed. Glad that he changed his mind. The Caravan Club band arrived as did more rubbish and the relief wardens were not proactive but reactive and managed to find some small bins for the extra rubbish. Will never ever recommend this site and would not choose to use it ever again.

YLF

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Reviewed on 13/10/2021 18:42

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Exeter Racecourse Club Campsite
Excellent site. The wardens Avril and Mark keep an immaculate site, credit to them. Toilet and shower block including disabled are spotlessly clean, as is the pot washing area. The grass is very well maintained. Peaceful site to stay on. Central location for driving off for the day. Nice 2 mile walk around the racecourse, level underfoot, suitable for anyone not steady on their feet. We will return.

malta

Reviewed on 04/10/2021 11:32

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Nice surprise

Exeter Racecourse Club Campsite
We booked this site initially for a two night stop over on our way home, we had been out traveling since the 1st of September stopping exclusively at CAMC sites due to the no deposit policy which suits us especially at this time. Having read other members reviews regarding its facilities block & how it was not up to standards I became worried about what we would find as we found that all of our five previous CAMC sites had deteriorated since our previous visits a couple of years ago especially the facilities blocks. We cancelled one night & remained where we were but could not book in anywhere else for the other night so we had to go to Exeter. What a pleasant surprise, the temp wardens (from Looe site) were exceptionally friendly & helpful and the site was well looked after with what seemed like endless dog walking opportunities. So to investigate the much moaned about facilities block ...... Clean & tidy, no black mould anywhere (Trewethett Farm it was everywhere) no nasty smells, no tiles or anything else for that matter broken (Godrevy had lots of broken tiles & loos) So what is all the fuss about? At £15 per night (after VAT reduction) this costs less than most CLs ! We were only disappointed that we had cancelled the previous nights stay, would we return... YES definitely.

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Reviewed on 02/10/2021 11:01

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01392 832107

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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!