Eggesford church with train and woods


Tarka Line

Eggesford is a hidden gem halfway along the Tarka Line in beautiful mid-Devon.

How to visit by train

Enjoy locally sourced food from the Tarka Line Grill next to the station (details below) and then enjoy a woodland walk to Flashdown Woods. There are also great places to stay over and explore the local area further – see below.

Tarka Line Grill

Arriving into the station, head straight for the Tarka Line Grill, tucked behind Platform 2. Grab a coffee and cake on their sundeck overlooking the railway, treat yourself to one of their range of hot sandwiches – from The Saigon to The Cuban – or fuel up with a classic burger and fries.

Food and train views at the Tarka Line Grill

Walks from the station

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.

Person crossing bridge over river near Eggesford stationGate and avenue of trees in Flashdown Woods

The Old Ticket Office

Looking for somewhere to stay that’s both atmospheric and convenient? Check out the Old Ticket Office. Located right on the platform at Eggesford station, enjoy train spotting from your window! (For winter bookings, contact their Facebook page).

Eggesford stationView of train on platform and bedroom of Old Ticket Office, Eggesford

Fox and Hounds Hotel

Located a short walk from the station, The Fox and Hounds Hotel is a hidden gem offering everything from cream teas to country pursuits. You can even stay in their luxury treehouse. The short walk to the hotel from the station is along a busy road so please do take care.

Luxury treehouse at Fox and Hounds Hotel

Coming by train

Eggesford is on the Tarka Line between Exeter and Barnstaple.

40 minutes from Exeter St David’s
25 minutes from Barnstaple

Buying Tickets to Eggesford

Exeter to Eggesford



Off-Peak Day Return. Valid after the morning peak, and anytime weekends or Bank Holidays.

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Adult Off-Peak Day Return

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1hr 30min

Approximate journey time


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