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Directions | Quay Climbing Centre



Arrive by foot

The centre is located in the quayside area of the city and within easy walking distance of the city centre and university. Please see the walking routes marked on our location map.

Get on your bike

The centre is located close to the Exeter cycle routes that follow the River Exe. Please see the cycle routes marked on our location map. Bike racks will be available at the centre.

Use the bus

The centre is close to the Matford Park and Ride.  Bus Route B (Marsh Barton) stops at Alphington Road, close to the centre.  For more information download a Stagecoach Bus Route Map for Exeter (pdf)

Let the train take the strain

The nearest train station is St Thomas Station which is approximately half a mile from the centre on foot.

Plenty of parking nearby if you arrive by car

The centre is within easy distance of the M5 (junctions 30 or 31) and the A377.  Download driving directions to the centre.

The centre is located in the Haven Banks part of the city.  Follow the A377 over the River Exe and take the 2nd exit for Alphington Street.  Turn left into Haven Road. The centre is located on Haven Road, directly opposite the Piazza Terracina. Drive past the centre and take the first right where you will see the Haven Banks Public Car Park on your right, or continue another 100 metres to find the second Haven Banks car park.  These are long stay car parks with space for over 300 cars.  If you reach Maritime Court you have gone too far.  There is additional parking at the Cathedral and Quay Car Park located on Western Way and Lower Coomber Street (post code EX1 1DD – approx a 1km walk from the centre).  This is a medium stay, pay and display car park with spaces for over 400 cars.  To walk to the centre, follow the signed walking route to the Quay.  Once on the quayside, turn right along the river and walk over Cricklepit Bridge, turn left and walk along the river path until you reach the Piazza Terracina. Walk across the Piazza towards Haven Road.  You will see the centre directly in front of you.  Please note that the area opposite the building is not designated for public parking, we ask that you respect our neightbours in this area by not using it for parking or drop offs!

Disabled Parking

A designated disabled parking space is available at the centre for drivers with a valid disabled access badge.  To access the parking turn off Alphington Steet onto Haven Road, but continue along Water Lane and take the first turning into the retail park (you will see the Range Superstore at the entrance).  Drive to the end of the car park where you will see the large red brick building which is the climbing centre.  Under the steel fire escape on the left side of the building there are designated and marked Quay Climbing Staff car parking spaces.  You will see the disabled space marked clearly on the ground.  Should you need help accessing the centre please contact our reception staff who will be happy to show you the disabled access entrance.