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“Great morning out”
Review of Haldon Forest Park

Haldon Forest Park
Ranked #7 of 124 things to do in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We took our grand daughter here today & had a great morning out (a) following The Gruffalo trail & ( b) having a snack in the cafe. We initially paid £ 3.00's to park for 2 hours & ran out of time. Not a problem for an extra £ 1.00 you can upgrade your ticket to cater for an ' ALL DAY ' stay. How many places do that ? It was an experience, staff very helpful & polite, cafe food was good but a bit basic in choice. All in all a great place for families, especially children & we will certainly be going back again.

Thank Dennis B
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

This was really fun and great for a bike ride. We took are own picnic so I'm not sure about the food. It's great for mountain biking too. Great.

Thank fluffyflamingos12345
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We went with the grandchildren for a walk and it was packed with families walking and cycling. There is a big car park cafe and playground. The walks wind there way through the forest and the views towards Exeter and the Exe estuary are breathtaking. Fantastic place for families and a good stop off point if you want some exercise on your way to Cornwall. Well done Forestry Commission.

Thank pburgess2016
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Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

Range of children, 17, 8,7,5,2 - each enjoyed. We packed up their bikes and a picnic and you can't go wrong - ot was great.
As far as parking. .....I think its reasonably priced £3 under 2 hrs £4 for over 2 hrs - you pay more at shopping centres etc. .. if your only going for an hr just park on the side of the road - however I do not advocate this as the park is a great free day out and parking supports the park!!
Its a must for every family! !!

1  Thank Rachaeljkerswell
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Butterfly trail & discovery trail are awesome for kids. Suitable for buggies too.
If you are into mountainbiking, then you will love it. 2 Skills track are available opposite the car park, blue trail is perfect for beginners, red & black for the experienced one.
There is a cafe on site, food is ok.

Thank Odessy12
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