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Explore Haldon Forest Park
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.7/5)

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.

Planning your visit 


Find out about our facilities, parking charges and opening hours.

Autumn at Haldon Forest Park

Visit our autumn activity trail for plenty to do, see, smell and touch as you explore the beauty of the forest with the family this autumn.

Walking Trails for everyone

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.

Amazing Bike Trails

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.

Go Ape Tree Top Adventure 

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 riding

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.

Orienteering

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

Haldon Events

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 Stars 5 Stars

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

Alfie, 6/Apr/2016
4 Stars 4 Stars

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

Anonymous, 10/Jan/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Great day out Get away from the car park and enjoy the peace and probably some of the best views in the country.

Tim, 28/Sep/2015
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Please email us at haldon.rangers@forestry.gsi.gov.uk if you have an enquiry or would like a reply to your comments.

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Last updated: 27th September 2016

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What's Here?

  • Cafe
  • Cycling
  • Cycling Hire
  • Cycle wash
  • Dogs
  • Hi-Rope
  • Horse riding
  • Orienteering
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Segway
  • Walking
  • Viewpoint
  • Toliets
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Peak (weekends, bank holidays and school holidays)
    Up to 2 hours 4
    2-4 hours 5
    4+ hours 7
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    Off Peak (Mon-Fri school term time)
    Up to 2 hours 3
    2-4 hours 4
    4+ Hours 5
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    Coaches (all vehicles with over 20 seats)
    Day Rate 15
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: SX884849
Postcode: EX6 7XR

Get directions

Contact

Haldon Forest Park
Ranger's Office
0300 067 5826
haldon.rangers@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
April to October: 8.30am-Dusk
October to April: 8.30am-5pm (Late opening Tues-Thurs Gate locked at 8.30pm)
Closed christmas day
Parking
Peak (weekends, bank holidays and school holidays)
Up to 2 hours 4
2-4 hours 5
4+ hours 7
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Off Peak (Mon-Fri school term time)
Up to 2 hours 3
2-4 hours 4
4+ Hours 5
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Coaches (all vehicles with over 20 seats)
Day Rate 15
Discovery Pass
Regular visitors can save money with a Discovery Pass. 30 for a whole years parking plus a range of other benefits. Available to purchase online or at the Rangers Office.

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