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Haldon Forest Park

Follow signs from the A38 and A380, Exeter, England
+44 300 067 5826
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Excellent day out...disabled loo excellent

Good day put. Cycle Trail's walking trails..good trail for wheelchairs and mobility... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Exmouth, United Kingdom
via mobile

really enjoyable experience ,full guidance , very lovely surroundings great fun . was taken around... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
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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.We have a network of walking and cycling trails that suit people of all abilities. There is also a cycle skills area and pump loop for people to practice and develop their off road cycling skills. The Ridge Cafe is open every day on site serving a range of delicious food and drinks. Forest Cycle Hire is also based at Haldon for those who want to hire a bike when they arrive and Haldon is also home to Go Ape, the high wire adventure course. There is a permanent orienteering course and a range of other activities happening on site including archery sessions, nordic walking and Segway tours. Our friendly ranger team are on site every day to assist visitors and can be contacted on.The site is free to explore but parking charges do apply. The income from car parking goes back in to the site to maintain all the facilities, including the cycling and walking trials.This year the Forestry Commission is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Gruffalo - more information about the celebrations can be found on the website.
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Follow signs from the A38 and A380, Exeter, England
+44 300 067 5826
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good day put. Cycle Trail's walking trails..good trail for wheelchairs and mobility scooter. Disabled loo big enough to get electric wheelchair in and move about. Plenty of Parking at £5 you need to plan on being there a while (£7) in summer. Go Ape is...More

Thank Odyssey482
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

really enjoyable experience ,full guidance , very lovely surroundings great fun . was taken around woods with fiona lovely girl. nice little cafe nearby with good food.

Thank roseholman
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Haldon Forest is a great place for walks and outdoor activities. They run courses and activities of all kinds, and the woods are lovely. For an outdoor place it is surprisingly disabled friendly, and they are very switched on to people in wheelchairs. Good cafe.

Thank jackrobson97
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

If your the outdoors type it will suit you here many trails to walk cycle even hire a bike if you can't take your. The only down fall is parking up to 2 hours £4.00 which is a bit dear to park you car. There's...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We visited Haldon Forest Park twice during our 1 week stay in Devon. The first time we did the interactive Gruffalo trail. This is a good length for very young children (about 2.5km) and searching for the gruffalo signs and clues keeps them interested and...More

1  Thank PDS1980
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We ended up visiting Haldon Forest twice in 2 days and had a great walk both times. With various routes available, there is a walk for everyone. Being quite heavily pregnant, we opted for the Discovery / Gruffalo route. The toilets were free, clean &...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Enough space for all to enjoy; cycle hire, off road cycling agility course, Segway rides, picnics, walks, café. Large pay and display car park. A great afternoon for the family.

2  Thank Chadge
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely place for a day out for all abilities. The area is what you expect for a forestry commission area; good facilities, cafe, good routes, good biking, well managed woodland etc There is a rare butterfly area and a bird of prey viewing area. There...More

1  Thank Sam M
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Always enjoy visiting here, and always so quiet - minutes fro Exeter but so peaceful and tranquil. Worth visiting if passing by..

Thank xxxplymjack
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Wonderful walk for the kids which was just enough. It was noce that there are stopping points around the route. I was disappointed in the food quality and price however. Also toilets were dirty and freezing cold. Would have been nice not to have a...More

1  Thank Anthea P
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, can you pay by card for parking?
22 November 2016|
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Response from HaldonFP | Property representative |
Hello,yes you can pay by card or with notes at the Rangers Office (next to cycle hire) any day from 0830 to 1630. Many thanks
which trail can I find the gruffalo sculpture on?
5 November 2016|
Response from HaldonFP | Property representative |
Hello Duka999, The Gruffalo sculpture can be found at the end of the Discovery Trail in the Bullers Hill picnic area. Many thanks!
Is the cycle hire open all year round?
17 December 2015|
Response from HaldonFP | Property representative |
Hi, The Cycle hire are currently closed on Monday and Tuesday until Easter but are open wed-sun 9-5. Hope this helps! Cheers and have a great Christmas, Haldon Rangers.