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Written by Mark Bearton - 14 Nov 2004
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Location notes
Langstone Rock is on the West of England Main Line between Exeter and Newton Abbot where it meets the coast after running down the River Exe, just to the south of Dawlish Warren
Railway type and traffic
There are regular passenger trains operated by Great Western, Wessex Trains, Virgin Trains and Arriva Trains Wales. There are freight services though these are infrequent.
Environment
The location is on top of a large rock formation on the sea side of the railway. The nearby Dawlish Warren is a holiday resort and whereas neighbouring Dawlish is a town, Dawlish Warren is characterised by large caravan parks.
Road directions
Dawlish Warren is signposted off the A379 which leads from Exeter and the end of the M5.

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Public transport
Dawlish Warren is served by an hourly local service between Exeter and Paignton. Dawlish which is about a mile and half walk away along the seafront has more longer distance services calling.

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Amenities
There are toilets by the station, also plenty of snack bars and several pubs/bars.
Accommodation
There is plenty of accommodation in the area, especially in Dawlish.
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Photographic notes
Just south of the station is Langstone Rock which offers morning views of trains from either direction as they round the corner. It is a stiff climb to the top of the rock and not advisable in very windy or wet weather, but the views are superb.


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


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking south west


Fig 2 - Looking south west


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