Haldon Forest Park - Forestry England

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

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Haldon Forest Park is made up of 3,500 acres of woodland, just 15 minutes from Exeter. Open 364 days a year, it’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in the great outdoors. With miles of trails for walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders, there’s something for everyone at Haldon Forest Park. Enjoy expansive views, exhilarating mountain biking, tree top adventures and orienteering courses. What will you discover?

Walking

Whether you’re looking for an easy-going trail for all abilities, play and adventure for the children or peace and quiet to observe the wildlife, we have a trail for you.

Cycling

Head out onto trails to suit all abilities and improve your technique on the Skills Area and Pump Loop.

Tramper hire

Explore the forest with family and friends using our all-terrain mobility scooters. Visit countrysidemobility.org for more information or call 0300 067 5826 to book.

Play

The whole forest is a playground but, if that’s not enough, we have play areas, a Discovery Trail packed with play features plus our popular Zog activity trail to enthral young visitors.

GoApe

Challenge yourself to a stunning high ropes course among the trees. Booking is advised: Call 0845 643 9215 or visit goape.co.uk

Nordic walking

A low impact way to boost your fitness in the forest. Visit nordicwalkingdevon.co.uk.

Horse riding

Miles of forest tracks and designated parking for horse boxes. Contact haldon.rangers@forestryengland.uk for access.

Forest Cycle Hire

Bikes available to suit the whole family, including tag-a-longs, child seats and mobility trikes. Guided rides can be arranged. Call Forest Cycle Hire on 01392 833768.

Cafe

Relax and refuel at The Ridge Café with a selection of homemade light bites and delicious cakes.

Segway

Glide through the forest in style on a Segway safari. Contact: 01392 660239 or visit go-segway.com.

Orienteering

Test your map reading skills with graded orienteering courses for all levels of experience.

Accessible Haldon Forest

View a copy of Haldon Forest accessibility guide here.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree
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 - all day£15.00 per ticket
Discovery Pass£35.00 per ticket

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 all year except Christmas Day (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - The Ridge Cafe serves a delicious range of locally sourced food and drink.
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event venue - If you would like to hold your event at Haldon Forest Park please contact the Permissions desk via southpermissions.westengland@forestryengland.uk.
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Forest Location
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (charge) - see tariff above or visit https://www.forestryengland.uk/haldon-forest-park

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

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Road Directions

Located just off the A38, follow the brown signs for the forest park.

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Recent Reviews:

  • caroline h
    If you go down to the woods today...
    5 of 5 stars
    5th June 2019
    It was fun going my friends children on a Haldon forest trail and having lunch in the café. Next time we`ll take our bikes! Read full review
  • Laura D
    Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Fantastic place for active families
    5 of 5 stars
    8th June 2019
    We went here in a rainy day outside of the school holidays in the middle of the week during school hours and it was still pretty busy so I imagine it gets rammed at peak times. Loads of cool cycle... Read full review
  • john2ng
    Exeter, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Buy a season parking ticket if you are a regular visitor
    4 of 5 stars
    23rd June 2019
    One off parking prices are similar to any town centre car park but a £30 season ticket is a snip. The park attracts both cyclists and walkers and some routes crossover therefore at busy times it can... Read full review

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