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Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Easy

Trail Waymarking:


Length of trail:

1.5 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

The Discovery Trail is for everyone, and we mean everyone!

This is a great all-ability trail for walkers and beginner cyclists. It's also a great trail for those getting in to jogging.

There are fun features along the route for children, regular resting points and some stunning views to be enjoyed.

This level, well surfaced trail uses the 'Access for All' standard suitable for wheelchairs and prams, and there are regular resting points.


What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

I love this trail, great for pushchairs & lots of activities on the way round for children. There is also a great view of Haldon Belvedere.

Alice, 24/Mar/2017
2 Stars 2 Stars

I went to Haldon Forest but didn't stop as I was somewhat shocked by the cost of parking. 4 seemed exorbitant for a one hour walk so I went home to Exeter.

Lesley Churchill-Birch, 5/Sep/2016

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What's Here?

  • Cafe
  • Cycling
  • Cycling Hire
  • Cycle wash
  • Hi-Rope
  • Horse riding
  • Orienteering
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Segway
  • Walking
  • Toliets


OS Grid ref: SX884849

Get directions


Haldon Forest Park
Ranger's Office
0300 067 5826

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