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Grandstand and Paddock - Trackside

Exeter Racecourse, A38 Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7XS

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Exeter Racecourse is located just off the A38 (Exeter to Plymouth), five miles from the end of the M5 southbound. Although clearly signposted from all directions, please note that access is via a sharp turn situated shortly after the brow of Haldon Hill. If you are using a Sat Nav, please use EX6 7XS as the postcode.
    • On racedays there is disabled parking available next to the main racecourse entrance for annual Blue Badge holders. Additional parking is also available on the other side of the racecourse. There is a coach and taxi drop-off area at the racecourse.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.
    • There is a bus (Bus 39) which goes from Exeter Bus Station to Newton Abbot via Exeter Racecourse. The Exeter Racecourse stop is between the ‘Countess Wear Roundabout’ and ‘Chudleigh Memorial’ and is just opposite the Route 5 restaurant on the A38 duel carriage way.
    • For more information on Stagecoach Buses please click here (opens new tab).
  • By Train View

Getting Help and Assistance

  • For the racecourse map please click here (new tab).
  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/near by.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are not mobility aids available.

Main Entrance and Raceday Parking

Grandstand and Paddock - Trackside Area

  • The Grandstand and Paddock trackside area is located between the Brockman Stand and racetrack.
  • There is step free access to the trackside area via the Martin Pipe Bar or two paths either side of the Brockman stand.
  • There is step free access throughout the trackside area.
  • The surface of the trackside area is tarmac and grass.
  • There is a betting area located in the centre of the trackside area.
  • There are betting counters located at the rear of the trackside area, these counters are at a high height.
  • There are picnic benches located around the trackside area.
  • There are good views of the racetrack from the trackside area.
  • The trackside area can be congested on racedays.

Grandstand and Paddock - Trackside Stand

  • The trackside stand is located at the rear of the trackside area.
  • There is step free access to the front of stand.
  • There is no seating available in this stand.
  • There are 16 steps from the front of the stand to the back of the stand.
  • The steps are clearly marked and 20cm high.
  • There are handrails located in the centre of the steps.

Designated Seating Area(s) (Trackside and Parade Ring)

  • There is ramped/sloped access to the designated seating area.
  • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
  • The designated seating area(s) is/are clearly signed.
  • The view from the seating area is good.
  • Companions sit behind the patron.
  • There is sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest.
  • There is a dedicated steward to provide assistance.
  • There is an accessible toilet close to the seating area.
  • The designated seating area is used to view trackside or the Parade Ring.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located on the outer wall of the Brockman Stand.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located on the outer wall of the Brockman Stand.

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