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Haldon Forest Park

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Perfect way to spend a Sunday.

We visited today for the first time. We hired bikes in advance which were ready for us when we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
C1991W
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Wonderful walks with amazing views over Exeter.

Have lived in Exeter for over 25 years but had never been here as always went further afield but... read more

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Tina M
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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...more
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Follow signs from the A38 and A380, Exeter, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited today for the first time. We hired bikes in advance which were ready for us when we arrived, which was really good and meant that we could go and enjoy our day straight away without lots of waiting around. The bike hire was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank C1991W
Reviewed yesterday

Have lived in Exeter for over 25 years but had never been here as always went further afield but today as the weather was was beautiful we decided to try one the the walking trails. Excellent paths very easy to walk on for able and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tina M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with some friends over a long weekend, stunning weather and beautiful scenery. Took the raptor trail, just right for about an hour walk. Loved it!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cclock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Haldon is a great place to visit whether you're into mountain biking or now. If you're a biker then it's got a good range of trails on offer. If you're a novice then you can practice on the practice section before you take the trails...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank PenguinOrchestra
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

I absolutely love this place with the well marked bike trails. Best to go mid week as weekends get busy. Parking permit is a great idea and saves money. Handy forest cafe and reasonable coffee.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sallyr348
Reviewed January 29, 2019

We visited here last weekend. We had a lovely walk round one of the routes. The cakes in the cafe were delicious and was just what we needed on a cold, wet day! Definitely worth a visit. There is a Zog trail to keep younger...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Christine H
Reviewed January 20, 2019

Starting at the central car park there are many amenities to satisfy most people. There are cycle tracks and walking paths. Some of these give wonderful views of Exeter itself. There are other activities as well including Segway trips and tree climbing and swinging with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ant1772018
HaldonFP, Visitor Services at Haldon Forest Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2019

Hi Ant, We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Haldon Forest Park! We hope to see you again! Regular visitors can save money by buying a Discovery Pass which gives you a years parking plus many other benefits! Haldon Rangers

Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

We parked in the carpark, crossed the main road and followed the path until we got to the view point. The views are amazing, you can see the whole of Exeter and the exe estuary. The walk is only 10 minutes, its flat and its...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alexander S
HaldonFP, Visitor Services at Haldon Forest Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2019

Hi Alexander, We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We've got some exciting new all ability trail features being installed in partnership with AgeUK. We hope to welcome you back to Haldon Forest Park again soon!

Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

We went on spec, with our 7 year old son on a very cold January, Saturday afternoon. Yes, parking is very poorly managed. Yes, people park on the road when there’s loads of space inside, just to save on paying. Try to get in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

Good tracks from the beginner through to the more experienced rider, ask about the off piste areas and runs

Date of experience: January 2019
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Samantha A
January 13, 2019|
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Response from HaldonFP | Property representative |
Hello, Yes there is a fire pit near the Goape building which you are welcome to use. Please do not place BBQs directly onto the wooden benches or grassed areas and place all your (cooled) rubbish in the bins provided. Many... More
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kdixon2412
February 18, 2018|
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Response from HaldonFP | Property representative |
Hello, No the Gruffalo trail is not coming back, the trail changes each year to a new Character - 2019 is the year of Zog also by Julia Donaldson. The wooden Gruffalo sculpture is still here though and can be found near... More
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Katie D
October 25, 2017|
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Response from HaldonFP | Property representative |
Hi Katie, the Gruffalo trail was buggy accessible however has now ended to make way for the new character trail coming early December. Many thanks
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