Located on the outskirts of Exeter, Darts Farm is home to a large variety of wildlife. These include flocks of linnets, fieldfares and redwings during the winter, dragonflies, skylarks and kingfishers in summer. There's also a popular shop and tearoom here, part of a larger shopping complex.



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We’re delighted to be open for visitors. See full facility on Website. In line with Government recommendations, we ask that all visitors, unless exempt, please continue to wear a face covering in our shop. Please also #RespectProtectEnjoy the special wildlife here and each other – keeping to the paths and following signage on site. See our Covid-19 updates page for the latest safety information.


Photo: David Smith https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4734029 



On the outskirts of Exeter, Darts Farm is home to a large variety of birds, insects and other wildlife. Our shop here is part of a large shopping complex in beautiful farmland, with ponds and wetland areas.


Our shop at Darts Farm overlooks the Clyst Valley towards RSPB Goosemoor, where we have recreated valuable saltmarsh and mudflat for waterbirds.

Just beyond lies RSPB Bowling Green Marsh, which we manage as a vital roosting place for waterbirds such as avocets and black-tailed godwits around high tide.

Site information

On the outskirts of Exeter, Darts Farm is situated on farmland but surrounded by wetlands.

How to get to Dart's Farm

By train Topsham. 20-minute walk, following signs to Exmouth.

  Topsham Railway Station is 3/4 of a mile from Darts Farm. COSY Route 8 passes close to the station so you may want to continue your walk to Topsham.

Topsham Quay (NE-bound) – bustimes.org

By bus The number 57 Exeter to Exmouth bus stops opposite Darts Farm.

 There are bus stops in both directions at Darts Farm shopping village.

Clyst St George, opposite Darts Farm – bustimes.org

Clyst St George Darts Farm (E-bound) – bustimes.org

  Topsham Railway Station is 3/4 of a mile from Darts Farm. COSY Route 8 passes close to the station so you may want to continue your walk to Topsham.

Topsham Quay (NE-bound) – bustimes.org

By bike Cycle Path Exeter to Topsham continues to Darts Farm.

E1/NCN34 St Davids - Countess Wear

This is a short route connecting Exeter St David's train station to National Route 2 by following the River Exe and part of the Exeter Canal towpath. 

 Exe Estuary Trail

This newly constructed cycle trail offers an almost entirely traffic-free, wonderfully level route which forms part of the South Coast NCN No.2. The trail takes you right around the Exe Estuary from Dawlish to Exmouth, passing through the pretty villages of Starcross, Topsham and Lympstone to name a few. The estuary is of international importance for wintering waders and wildfowl, supporting 1000’s of birds. RSPB reserves near Topsham and Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve offer some of the best opportunities to view wildlife along the estuary. 


Cycle Hire


Darts Farm

Our commitment to Devon is strong, with roots deep in the countryside. It’s what drives us to make sure that everything is done properly – the way that it has been done for generations. Our bikes are handmade British classics. If you see yourself on a heritage model such as a Pashley or a Dawes tandem, you’ve come to the right place. https://www.dartsfarm.co.uk/whats-on/bike-hire 


Route 2 Bikes

Named after the wonderful cycle route (NCR2) and the Exe Estuary Trail, Route 2 Bike shop has expanded and moved into new premises next to Route 2 Cafe and Apartments in Topsham, Exeter. We are in the centre of this small estuary town, close to the Quay. We offer Cycle Hire, New Bike Sales, full servicing and of course a shop to buy all your bike "stuff"! https://www.route2bikes.co.uk/ 



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