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Haldon Forest Park

Closed Now: 08:30 - 17:00
Open today: 08:30 - 17:00
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Amazing Trails

I absolutely love this place with the well marked bike trails. Best to go mid week as weekends get... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sallyr348
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Ashburton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lovely day out

We visited here last weekend. We had a lovely walk round one of the routes. The cakes in the cafe... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Christine H
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Dorset, 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...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 15 January 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 4 weeks ago

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 11 January 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 6 January 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
Thank BillyD76
Reviewed 6 January 2019 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
HaldonFP, Visitor Services at Haldon Forest Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi mitch7980, We’re very aware of the issues caused by unsafe parking so we have submitted an application to make the Haldon Ridge road a clearway and this is being processed by Devon County Council. In the meantime we have put out signs to try...More

Reviewed 30 December 2018 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 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018

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

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Samantha A
13 January 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
19 February 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
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
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