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How to get here

By bicycle (Sustrans cycle route)

National Cycle Network 2

By train

Topsham station (Exeter to Exmouth line). From the station turn right, then right again into Elm Grove Road, walk along Elm Grove Road into Bowling Green Road. Cross the small stone bridge and follow this road as it twists its way to the hide.

By bus

Using the 57 service (Exeter to Exmouth) to Topsham's Elm Grove Road stop: walk along Elm Grove Road into Bowling Green Road. Cross the small stone bridge and follow this road as it twists its way to the hide. Note: the Elm Grove bus stop is only one stop away from that for the RSPB Shop at Darts Farm.

By road

On the eastern side of the Exe Estuary, 5 miles (8 km) south of Exeter and 6.5 miles (10.8 km) north of Exmouth. Bowling Green Hide is on Bowling Green Road, Topsham. No verge side parking. Please use Topsham's Holman Way (see 'By car' for directions) or The Quay car parks. From Holman Way car park turn left and walk via Monmouth Avenue and Monmouth Street (RSPB sign) to Bowling Green Road (12 minute walk along delightful country lanes). From Topsham Quay car park, walk along the Strand, then the Goatwalk, which leads into Bowling Green Road (15 minute walk with stunning estuary views).

Sat nav POI file

If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.

Other ways to get to the reserve

The summer foot ferry links this reserve with our Exminster Marshes reserve. It departs Passage Inn, Ferry Road, Topsham for the Topsham Lock Cottage on the west bank. Ring 07801 203338 for ferry details.

Contact us

  • Tel: 01392 833311

Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 50.683482, -3.461702
  • Grid reference: SX971875
  • Nearest town: Topsham, Devon
  • County: Devon
  • Country: England

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