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Written by Mark Bearton - 10 Nov 2004
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Location notes
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.
Road directions
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.

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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.
Public transport
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.

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There are no toilets or shops in the area though there are two pubs overlooking the harbour.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Cockwood Harbour

Googly map
Streetmap links
Cockwood Harbour general view map
Cockwood Harbour close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Cockwood Harbour

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Photographic notes
Please note:
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.
The Railway Center Sea Wall guide

General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

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