Directions to Sheldon

Sheldon is 10 miles from Exeter, within easy reach of the M5 and A38. Exeter is well served by coach services and main line railway networks. There is a bus service 3 times a day from Exeter to within half a mile of Sheldon, which takes about 45 minutes.

A taxi from Exeter costs approximately £20 and takes about 25 minutes. If you want to share transport either for the whole journey or for a taxi from Exeter, try looking for a travel companion at www.liftshare.org It's free to use and simple to log in and operate. The Teign Valley is fairly steep for cyclists, but if you want to train plus cycle, Newton Abbot is a better station than Exeter for a flatter ride.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS   Sheldon is easy to find if you know how, but there are some traps for the unwary so please read the following instructions carefully - it is not well signed on the ground.

Sheldon is at the end of a fairly rough no through road. 

Sheldon's own directions: These have been carefully honed over the years, and we think you will find them good if you are coming from the M5 or the A38.   Here is the link for a printable pdf file.

You may find it helpful to supplement these by printing off a Google map in case you stray from the directions.

Using SatNav:
If you enter Sheldon's postcode "EX6 7LE", your SatNav may get to the Teign House Inn carpark, or a layby just behind it and be told you have arrived to Sheldon because Sheldon shares its postcode with a couple of properties just behind the pub. From the pub carpark you need to continue on the lane towards Doddiscombsleigh and take the first left which is signed Sheldon.

If you enter "Sheldon" in your SatNav you are likely to end up in the village of Sheldon which is an hour away near Honiton.

Mobile Phones: Mobile phone reception is quite poor along the Teign Valley and in some of the surrounding villages. Don't rely on being able to telephone for directions in the vicinity.