Summary accessibility statement
How to get here
Exeter Central or Exeter St Davids stations are 3 miles away. Finish the journey from Exeter bus station on the Number 2 Exeter-Teignmouth bus.
The closest stop is known as Matford Farm and is near the A379 roundabout and on the A379 Exminster/Dawlish road. The cycleway/path through the reserve is then only a few steps away (look for the reserve's location board).
Near National Cycle Network, Route 2.
It's on the west side of the Exe, on the outskirts of Exeter and halfway between the city centre and Exminster. It is on Bridge Road (A379) between Countess Weir Roundabout and the Exminster/Newton Abbot turnoffs, prior to the Devon Hotel, Matford. The walk/cycle way entry point to the reserve is close to the carriageway's pedestrian/cycle lights. Please note, there are no parking facilities close by.
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You can walk along the access track from Exeter or Exminster, or catch the bus to Matford Farm and walk from there.
Access to facilities
Cycle/walk way with wide tarmac surface connects Matford roundabout to Marsh Barton trading estate.
- Viewing platform with compact gravel surface and information board.
- Two seats.
- Dogs allowed on the cyclepath/walkway that runs alongside the southern boundary of the reserve.
- Registered Assistance and other dogs welcome at all times.