Haldon Forest Cycle Trails

Haldon Forest Park, Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7XR

Add Haldon Forest Cycle Trails to your Itinerary

Close window

Call direct on:

Tel0300 067 5826

Cyclist on Haldon Forest Cycle Trail
  • Cyclist on Haldon Forest Cycle Trail
  • Child cycling in the forest
  • Group of cyclists in the forest
  • Mountain biking in the forest
  • Child in the forest on his bike
  • Group of bicycles by the forest cafe

Book Tickets Online

Discover Haldon Forest Park on two wheels with trails for every ability in our 3,500 acre woodland just 15 minutes from Exeter.

Cycle Hire
Hire bicycles for the whole family at Forest Cycle Hire, next to the Ranger's Office. Call 01392 833768 for bookings and information or visit www.forestcyclehire.co.uk.

Skills Area & Pump Loop
Purpose-built to help cyclists develop new off-road skills, why not make use of the numerous features before you head out onto the trail? Suitable for novice to advance riders.

Discovery Trail
Our all-ability trail with fun features for children, ideal for riders of all ages who are gaining their confidence. With stunning views across Exeter and Dartmoor, please be aware that this trail is shared with walkers.

Spicers Trail (Blue Grade)
This trail is a great confidence builder, introducing a combination of surfaces with some narrow sections and gentle gradients. Spicers is the next step for those who have mastered the basics of cycling and are ready to move on from the Discovery Trail. Please note, there is a short 'two-way traffic' section near the beginning of the trail.

Kiddens Trail (Blue Grade)
Progress from the Spicers Trail with this singletrack trail offering more challenging terrain with greater changes in gradient.

Ridge Ride Trail (Red Grade)
This trail follows Haldon ridge and explores some of the most beautiful parts of the forest. This is a technical, fast and flowing trail with tight corners and lively descents to test your reflexes. This trail is for experienced riders only, with appropriate bikes and protective equipment.

Ridge Cafe
When you can pedal no more, refuel at the Ridge Cafe with a selection of delicious homemade light bites and cakes.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Car parking / minibuses - all dayfrom £5.00 to £7.00 per ticket
Car parking / minibuses - up to 2 hoursfrom £3.00 to £4.00 per ticket
Car parking / minibuses - up to 4 hoursfrom £4.00 to £5.00 per ticket
Coach parking£15.00 per ticket
Discovery Pass£38.00 per ticket
Free admissionFree

Regular visitors can save money with a Discovery Pass, just £38 for parking for a whole year and access to a range of exclusive benefits and discounts.

Opening Times

Open New Year
Cycle Trails (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Open every day except Christmas Day. Please see website for seasonal opening hours.



  • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • Wheelchair access and toilet


  • Café
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Serve lunch

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for groups
  • Cater for school groups
  • Equipment/clothing available for hire
  • Experience level - advanced
  • Experience level - beginner
  • Experience level - intermediate
  • Open All Year
  • Picnic Area
  • Route maps available
  • Self guided walks/cycle rides
  • Toilets

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycle hire

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On-Site Coach Parking



Map & Directions

Road Directions

Travelling by car turn off the A38 at Exeter Racecourse and follow the signs for Haldon Forest Park. If using sat nav, our post code will take you to the Forestry England offices, not the Forest Park. Please follow the road signs to the main entrance.






Route Guides


  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

What's Nearby

  1. Haldon Forest Park - Forestry England

    Whether you want a gentle stroll or an exhilarating mountain biking experience, there’s…

    0.48 miles away
  2. Exeter Quayside

    Exeter's Historic Quayside is the most attractive area in the city, popular with locals &…

    5.16 miles away
  3. Powderham

    Immerse yourself in over 600 years of history at Powderham, the family home of The Earl…

    5.36 miles away
  4. The River Bovey

    Flowing from Dartmoor through the town of Bovey Tracey before meeting the River Teign is…

    5.78 miles away
  1. Ashburn Springs

    Ashburn Springs Gym and Pool is the fantastic pool, fitness centre and gym complex at…

    5.97 miles away
  2. EXE Adventures

    EXE ADVENTURES is South Devon's mobile outdoor adventure centre, with a 15 seat minibus…

    6.05 miles away
  3. House of Marbles

    House of Marbles is a unique attraction located in Bovey Tracey, the 'Gateway to the…

    6.23 miles away
  4. Ted Hughes Poetry Trail

    The Ted Hughes Poetry Trail was officially opened on the 4th May 2006 by Councillor Des…

    6.7 miles away
  5. The Paint Hub

    The Paint Hub is a pottery painting cafe where you can customise your own piece of…

    6.95 miles away
  6. The Lawn

    In the centre of Dawlish is The Lawn; a focal point of the town and seafront The Lawn is…

    6.96 miles away
  7. Dawlish Leisure Centre

    Dawlish Leisure Centre hosts a number of activities and facilities including:

    7.01 miles away
  8. Dawlish Warren and Cliffs

    Dawlish Warren is a fascinating place. This sand spit at the mouth of the Exe Estuary is…

    7.12 miles away
  9. Dawlish Town Beach

    Within a short walk from the town centre, Dawlish Town Beach is ideal to escape the…

    7.12 miles away
  10. Dawlish Warren Tourism Group

    The family beach resort with shops, amusements, go-karts, adventure golf, pubs and…

    7.14 miles away
  11. Dawlish Warren Nature & Wildlife Reserve

    Dawlish Warren's most valuable ecological asset appears outside of the summer months -…

    7.25 miles away
  12. Dawlish Warren Beach

    Dawlish Warren prides itself on being one of South Devon's top family beaches.…

    7.25 miles away
Previous Next
Peak Hill Sidmouth Countryside
European Union Leader South Devon Coastal

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss