Buying Tickets to Eggesford
Exeter to Eggesford£
Off-Peak Day Return. Valid after the morning peak, and anytime weekends or Bank Holidays.
Eggesford is a hidden gem halfway along the Tarka Line in beautiful mid-Devon.
Just a stone’s throw from the station enjoy a great cooked breakfast at Eggesford Crossing Cafe, a woodland walk and farm shop to explore.
Tucked away next to the station, this charming cafe serves great breakfasts, lunches and an evening menu. The food is all locally sourced and cooked to order in front of you. See the cafe’s website for opening days/times.
There are some great local walks, including a 2.5 mile stroll from the station to Flashdown Woods (get free directions and map).
The woods have a special claim to fame as the home of the first ever trees planted by the Forestry Commission back in 1919. Read the story of the bet between the founders of the Commission to be the first to dash home from the inaugural meeting to plant the first trees.
Treat yourself to some great local produce at the Plant Shed and Farm Shop, next to the station. To find it, exit the station on to the main road and then enter the station yard. The Plant Shed is just after Eggesford Crossing Cafe.
Barnstaple is the principal town of North Devon. Take a scenic train journey and visit its historic market and independent shops. You can hire bikes at the station, explore the Tarka Trail, or take an onward bus from right outside the railway station to the North Devon coast.
Crediton is a lively market town that benefits from a thriving high street full of independent shops. The town is a short walk from the station (which has a great tea rooms – pictured) but it is well worth the trip for its crafts, gifts, antiques, delicatessens and more.
Exeter Central station is located right in the heart of the city, just a short walk from the Princesshay shopping centre (pictured above – photo: Visit Exeter) and the city’s magnificent cathedral. Attractions include John Lewis and other major retailers, the historic quayside, and tours of the city’s medieval underground passageways.