Walks alongside the River Clyst, Cranny Brook and Rockbeare Stream make it easy to get close to Moorhens, butterflies and dragonflies - with plenty of space for messing about in the river!
Keep quiet and if you’re lucky you may see otters at play in the freshwater streams and kingfishers hunting insects and small fish along the riverbanks.
Recent archaeological digs in Cranbrook have revealed the areas history – including burial mounds and medieval remains. Traditional apple orchards have been planted in the park, and there are plenty of places to paddle in the brook, quiet spots for picnics and dedicated areas for dog walking.
How to get here without a car
With direct access to the Country Park, Cranbrook Station is on the Exeter to London Waterloo line. Secure bike racks are available for cyclists.
Stagecoach service 4: Exeter - Monkerton (+ Science Park) - Clyst Honiton (+ Sky Park) - Cranbrook. Routes available from www.bustimes.org
E3 cycle route connects Cranbrook to Exeter at Pinhoe and is 10km (6 miles), mostly traffic-free. E4 cycle route joins the E3 at Redhayes Bridge in Monkerton, Pinhoe
then leading across the city to University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus.
- Bike parking
Yes - Cranbrook Railway Station and Younghayes Centre
- Car parking
Free at the railway station
During opening hours of the Younghayes Centre - check website for details.
Shops and cafe near the Younghayes Centre EX5 7DR
- Cranbrook Town Council