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Haldon Forest Park

Open Now: 08:30 - 17:00
Open today: 08:30 - 17:00
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We parked in the carpark, crossed the main road and followed the path until we got to the view... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alexander S
Exeter, United Kingdom
via mobile
Outstanding, even tho parking is a pain.

We went on spec, with our 7 year old son on a very cold January, Saturday afternoon. Yes, parking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
2  Thank Therealartestu
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BillyD76
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

People parking along the top road before the entrance turning to avoid parking costs . Cars bumper to bumper making the road impassable for vehicles trying to get in and out. Resulting in sliding puzzle of vehicles. Terrible something needs to be done to stop...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mich7980
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a two year old who was excited to do the “highway rat” trail. We arrived mid morning but the car park was already rammed so we had to park outside on the road, so be prepared to go early! From what I understand...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mamasausage
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

numerous walks and biking activities for you and your friends / families / children / dogs / etc etc , in beautiful surroundings...also segway here and go ape

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sharon Q
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

I have used haldon for years mountain biking, and love spending time up there. However if you haven’t been before and basing the expectation on the photos they use on there website, then please be aware they are photographed at different riding parks! I feel...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Trek687069
Jonathan W, Front Office Manager at Haldon Forest Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for your review. I investigated your comments about the photographs on our website not accurately reflecting Haldon Forest Park and can explain why this was the case. We have very recently launched our new website and it was initially populated with 'stock'...More

Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Shocked at how much the parking was. I appreciate they need the money to maintain the place but it was just too much. Really didn't think there was much there either apart from walks. Freezing cold this time of year too so make sure you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Laura W
Reviewed 1 November 2018

This is a natural forest area on the outskirts of Exeter, with dedicated trails for walkers and cyclists alike, the latter especially for young children on their bikes. At certain points, there are magnificent views across the beautiful Devon countryside and the whole experience provides...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Went with the family, they had a great time cycling, walking, they have a parking pass as they go all the time, the parking is quite expensive

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank GILLIAN W
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Samantha A
13 January 2019|
Response from GILLIAN W | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, as we live in Exeter only go for short time
19 February 2018|
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Response from CJOliver | Reviewed this property |
It's become the Highway Rat Trail now
Katie D
25 October 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