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Walks and all ability trails

Discovery Trail

to the play trail

A great all-ability trail, with fun features for children with regular resting points, that takes in some stunning views over Exeter and Dartmoor. This trail is suitable for walkers and beginner cyclists.

Butterfly Trail

to the butterfly trail

More demanding in places this trail leads to an area that has been cleared to provide habitat for some of Britain’s rarer butterfly species.

Tree Trail

to the butterfly trail

A discretely waymarked and more demanding trail showing off some of our magnificent trees and habitats.

Raptor Trail

Haldon trail

Experience some of the wildlife living in the forest with a visit to the bird of prey viewpoint but don't forfet your binoculars! Although fully surfaced this trail is more demanding, be prepared for a few steep ascents and descents.

Mamhead Sensory Trail

to the sensory trail

Another relaxing all-ability trail with regular resting points, waymarked by a series of sensory features, it offers breathtaking views over the Exe estuary and along the Jurassic Coast.

Try Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking event

Looking for a new way to get fit and healthy? Why not give Nordic walking a go?
Regular Nordic Walking classes are held at Haldon Forest Park on Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am-11.30am. Call Fiona on 01626 890120 or e-mail to find out more.

Dog Walking

Dogs are certainly welcome at Haldon Forest Park – what better way for you and your dog to get some exercise?
We have several short ‘dog trails’ so that your dog can relieve itself at the start of a walk away from the main trails, and dog bins are provided close to the car parks. More information for dog owners.

Tramper Hire

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.
For more information visit the Countryside Mobility website.


You can download a map of our trails.

What's of interest

We have several well waymarked trails at Haldon Forest Park, to cater for all abilities and interests. You can easily explore these without the aid of a map, or you can make up your own routes using the many other trails that wind their way through the forest.

We do not recommend that walkers use the Challenge Trail or Ridge Ride Trail. These are designed for cyclists. Cyclists use these trails at speed.

Nature enthusiast? Nigel Pinhorn of Devon Nature Walks runs various wildlife walks at Haldon and other Forestry Commission Woodlands throughout the year. Take a look at the Devon Nature Walks website for more information.

Useful sites

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.