Spree SW takes place at Shobrooke Park in mid-Devon. Shobrooke is a beautiful country park with grassy meadows, a large lake and outdoor amphitheatre. The site is perfect for Spree and and adds a huge amount to the success of the event.
Visit the Downloads page to download turn-by-turn directions to the site from the M5, A38 and A30, together with a large-scale A4 map showing the main roads within a 15-mile radius of Shobrooke Park.
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FROM M5 North - Shobrooke is about 35 mins from the M5 J27
Leave the M5 at J27 (Tiverton).
Take the A361 towards Tiverton (dual carriageway).
After about 5 miles take the left slip road onto the B3391 Heathcoat Way, just after Tiverton Business Park.
Follow the B3391 for about 2 miles until you reach the roundabout for the A396 (this is the 6th roundabout since leaving the dual carriageway.)
Turn left at the roundabout and follow the A396 to Bickleigh (about 4 miles).
At Bickleigh turn right onto the A3072 to Crediton - the right turn is by the Fisherman's Cot pub just before a long narrow bridge over a river on your left.
Stay on the A3072 and after about 7 miles you will pass through the Nomasland staggered cross roads, with the cream-coloured Nomansland Farm building and shop on the left - PLEASE IGNORE ALL SIGNPOSTS TO SHOBROOKE VILLAGE - stay on the A3072.
About half a mile further on you will reach Shobrooke Park on the left - you will see Spree signs at the the entrance (which is quite narrow and not easy to see from a distance).
FROM M5/A38 South - Shobrooke is about 30 mins from the M5 J31
Just after the A38 becomes the M5 leave the M5 at J31 (Matford).
Take the A30 dual carriageway towards Exeter/Okehampton.
After about 1.5 miles take the slip road signposted A377 Exeter/Crediton.
Take the A377 exit from the roundabout (signposted Exeter and Crediton). Stay on the A377 for about 3.5 miles. Initially it is signposted A377 City Centre but it will soon start saying A377 Crediton. (You will pass Marsh Barton Trading Estate, then a complex junction over the river Exe, and then Exeter St Davids station and finally you will reach a small roundabout at Cowley Bridge where the A377 goes left and the A396 to Tiverton goes straight ahead.)
Turn left at the small roundabout, still signposted A377 Crediton.
Follow the A377 for about 5 miles and you will reach Crediton.
On the outskirts you will reach a small roundabout by the large Tesco Superstore. Turn right at the roundabout onto the new ring road, signposted A3072/Tiverton/Lords Meadow Industrial Estate.
Follow the ring road until it passes through a small industrial estate and ends at a T-junction where it joins the A3072.
Turn right onto the A3072 Tiverton, and follow the road out of Crediton for about 1.5 miles. You will cross a narrow bridge over a stream and then pass through a staggered crossroads with a signpost to Shobrooke Village pointing right - IGNORE THIS SIGNPOST and stay on the A3072 which starts to go uphill.
After about 300m you will see the Shobrooke Park entrance on the right, with Spree signs at the the entrance (which is quite narrow and not easy to see from a distance).
FROM A30 East - Shobrooke is about 40 mins from the A30 junction with the M5
Unless you know Exeter well or are prepared to trust your Satnav to navigate across the city, your best option is a slightly longer (but probably just as quick) loop south around Exeter on the M5 as follows:
At the end of the A30 dual carriageway from Honiton take the slip road onto the M5 South.
Follow the M5 South for about 4 miles and leave at J31 (Matford). Now follow the instructions above for those arriving from the M5/A38 South.