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Cockwood is located south of Exeter on the River Exe and is on the West of England Main Line.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger services are provided by Great Western, Virgin, Wessex Trains and Arriva Trains Wales bringing HSTs, 150/153/158s and Voyagers.
There are infrequent freight services.
Cockwood Harbour is a pleasant location on the edge of the river.
Cockwood is on the A379 south of Exeter and the M5, which leads to Dawlish. It is on the left about a mile after passing through Starcross.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Cockwood Harbour map co-ordinates
There is a small lay-by just as the road turns right away from the railway and river past the harbour.
Starcross station is about 15 minute walk away and Stagecoach services 85/85A run every 15 minutes between Exeter, Dawlish and Newton Abbot/Torquay and cross the harbour.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There are no toilets or shops in the area though there are two pubs overlooking the harbour.
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Cockwood Harbour general view map
Cockwood Harbour close up map
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As of October 2007 this location has had a large metal fence errected spoiling the shot, this fence may be removed at some point but at the moment the shot is off.
In the afternoon light is best on the south side of the harbour for trains heading south (West from Exeter). Teatime to early evening, the sun swings round to give photos from the north side of trains heading in the opposite direction, towards Exeter.
General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north
Fig 2 - Looking south
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