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Haldon Forest Park





Parking ChargesUsing the parking meter in the forest car park.

All you have to pay is the price of a parking ticket: 

Cars and Minibuses
Peak  (weekends, bank holidays and school holidays)
Up to 2 hours £4
2-4 hours       £5
All Day           £7

Off Peak (Monday-Friday during school term time)
Up to 2 hours  £3
2-4 hours       £4
All Day           £5

Coaches (applies to all vehicles with over 20 seats)
Day Rate £15

Regular visitors can save money with a Discovery Pass

£30 for a whole year - that's only £2.50 a month and give free parking for a year as well as a range of other benefits! 

Discovery Passes can be purchased on-line or are available from the Ranger’s Office.

Opening TimesHaldon Hill

Haldon Forest Park is open all year round, except Christmas Day.

Cars can still leave the car park after the entrance barrier is locked, but cannot enter.

April to October: 8.30am-Dusk
October to April: 8.30am-5pm (Late opening Tues-Thurs Gate locked at 8.30pm)

Please note that we have a policy to close the park in severe weather.

Tramper Hire for people with limited mobility

Less able couple making use of a Tramper to get around the forest trails.

The Countryside Mobility scheme provides easy access to the countryside for people with disabilities living in and visiting South West England through a mobility scooter hire scheme. 

'Tramper' all-terrain mobility scooters provide access for all to a wide range of wheelchair accessible outdoor visitor attractions across the region including Haldon Forest Park. 

The Haldon Tramper can be booked with our Rangers at their office on site, by phone on 0300 067 5826 or by emailing them at

More details about the wider scheme can be found by visiting the Countryside Mobility Scheme website. 

Learning at Haldon Forest ParkHaldon Forest Park

If you wish to bring a group for a self-led visit, please see the downloadable resources and lesson plans available from
A free downloadable Early Years Teacher's Pack is also available providing curriculum-linked activities.
For self-led visits it is helpful for us, to know in advance about your visit.

Contact the Ranger's Office on 0300 067 5826 so we can check there are no issues that you need to be aware of such as forest operations or whether your activities may require a formal permission. (Please give us as much notice as possible, ideally 6-8 weeks).


Please note that camping and overnight stays are not permitted in the forest or our car parks.

Bike HireHaldon Forest Park

Forest Cycle Hire can be found in the Hub, just past the Ranger's Office.  Call 01392 833768 for bookings and information.

Organising events at Haldon Forest ParkThe Company of Wolves Haldon

Many organisations and groups contact us to hold events and activities ranging from group walks to cycle races and food fairs.

If you wish to organise an event on Forestry Commission land you will need our permission.

We need to check that the event is properly organised, has adequate insurance cover and doesn't clash with other events or forest operations.

Please give as much notice as possible, we require at least eight weeks.

Other activities may also require permission, including dog sleds, charity challenges and walking events.

Download this application form to hold an event in Haldon Forest Park, or alternatively please call us on 0300 067 4826. 

E-mail your completed form or send to West England Forest District Permissions, Bank House, Bank Street, Coleford, Glos, GL16 8BA.

If your event is small and doesn’t require formal permission there won’t be any charge. For larger events we charge to cover the administration costs associated with granting permission and to generate income to reinvest into our forests and facilities.

Last updated: 1st September 2016

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OS Grid ref: SX884849
Postcode: EX6 7XR

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Haldon Forest Park
Ranger's Office
0300 067 5826

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