Whether you want a quiet gentle stroll or an exhilarating mountain biking experience, there’s something for you at Haldon Forest Park. 3,500 acres of woodland just fifteen minutes from Exeter.
Find out about our facilities, parking charges and opening hours.
We have a wide range of walking trails including the Discovery Trail, a multi-use, all-ability trail with traditional and natural play features, and the Butterfly Trail, a more challenging walk but with the potential to discover some rare butterflies in the peaceful depths of the forest.
The Discovery, Spicers and Kiddens cycle trails help you gain confidence in off-road cycling and there is a technical trail designed for the more experienced mountain bikers.
If you are looking to develop new skills try the cycle Skills Area and Pump Loop.
Enjoy two to three hours of adventure high above the forest floor! Fly down zip-wires, leap off tarzan swings and tackle a variety of obstacles whilst enjoying breathtaking scenery. Min age 10yrs and min height 1.4m. For more information and to book visit Go Ape Tree Top Adventure.
Horse riders also have their own exclusive trails in the Harcombe area of Haldon with almost 10 miles of trails, including a quarter mile gallop stretch.
There is a permanent orienteering course at Haldon, which has been designed by Devon Orienteering Club. Map packs are available from the Ranger's office for £1. They can also be downloaded from the Devon Orienteering Club's website.
Forest Cycle Hire
Cycle Hire can be found in the Hub, near the Ranger's Office. Call 01392 833768 for bookings and information or visit www.forestcyclehire.co.uk.
Please note that over the winter period Forest Cycle Hire is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
The Segway Trail Tour
Experience the panoramic views that Haldon Forest Park has to offer as you glide along effortlessly on the Eco-friendly Personal Transporters! Taking in woodland tracks and trails, this is a unique way to explore Haldon Forest Park. For more information including booking and opening times visit the Segway website.
The Ridge Cafe
Open every day except Christmas Day serving a delicious range of meals and snacks. Call 01392 832531 for more information and bookings. You can also find them on Facebook www.facebook.com/ridgecafehaldon
Go wild in the woods at Haldon Forest Park with A Touch of the Wild! Kids age 6-13 will love Woodland Adventure Club – our exciting holiday club that runs during all school holidays (except Christmas and Feb).
If it’s their birthday coming up then make it a wild one with our exclusive Birthday Party packages for 4 years +.
Your preschool, school or college can also enjoy the woods with one of our curriculum linked education group packages or bring the whole family to one of our Family Adventure Club Days.
*New* Haldon Events is a new collaboration of Haldon’s site partners offering tailored activity days, perfect if you are looking to hold a corporate event, team building sessions or staff days out.
What do other visitors say?
5 StarsAlfie, 6/Apr/2016
I think this is are 2nd time. HOLDON! Is great. It is way good especially to take the dog. If we go there again it will be great
4 StarsAnonymous, 10/Jan/2016
Having taken our puppies for their first walk in the forest was disappointed to come across an old van with a dog outside near the obalisk area who went for our puppies a lovely walk spoiled by something that should not have been there
5 StarsTim, 28/Sep/2015
Great day out Get away from the car park and enjoy the peace and probably some of the best views in the country.