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Haldon Forest Park

Follow signs from the A38 and A380, Exeter, England
+44 300 067 5826
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A bit disappointing

Forests are lovely places to go for a walk and this one has some nice views, a small play area and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jill N
via mobile
Great day out with the little one

We got good weather, the walk was good, long enough to be good exercise, but there was enough stuff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, 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 1 week ago via mobile

Forests are lovely places to go for a walk and this one has some nice views, a small play area and a cafe. However I did find the discovery trail a bit disappointing. My 4 year old was excited at first by the stickman and...More

1  Thank Jill N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got good weather, the walk was good, long enough to be good exercise, but there was enough stuff to see on the way round to keep him interested. The app is great with the animations of the characters. A really good outing. Would highly...More

Thank jimborees
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live local and went to haldon for a picnic, however we were disappointed with the cost of the car park £4.00 for 2 hours. Wouldn't recommend visiting until car park cost lowered

Thank Neil P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to Haldon forest park for as part of our walking holiday in Devon and we were not disappointed we took the raptor trail a 3.5 mile trail with some steep climbs but noting too bad , it was good to stride out and...More

Thank shirleywilson57
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Fantastic home cooked food, I had jacket spud with vegetarian chilli, some of us had soup, carrot cake, flapjack.portions a decent size. Lovely staff, v courteous. Clean and tidy, well set out, could sit out or in. Highly recommended!

Thank 728EugeneW
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We had a muddy experience at Haldon forest park in Exeter. You can walk and cycle their and also go on Segway. There is also a cafe for a nice snack for before of after your adventure.

Thank traveller_2017_lover
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Haldon Forest Park has some nice short trails to walk and is worth a visit if you're in the area. Parking is fairly expensive, but there are good amenities near the entrance and a good choice of trails to choose from. We got some lovely...More

Thank Lizzy A
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We found the price for parking over the top. We found that the walks were overrun with cycles and you had to jump into the side to avoid injury.

Thank elizabeth1062017
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great day walking around a couple of the trails with the children and dogs would defiantly recommend it the friends and family.

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon with our children and dogs on a leisurely stroll along the Gruffalo Trail, bit nerve wracking in places due to the amount of bikes flying around us and trying to move everyone safely out the way. The park itself is lovely,...More

1  Thank Clairabella79
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6 August 2017|
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Response from Brian379 | Reviewed this property |
No - not yet. They are about to do a massive upgrade of the visitor hub starting this year. I cannot envisage there not being a kiddies play park in the future
Burcu Ö
3 July 2017|
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Response from Jane B | Reviewed this property |
Yes all ages would find something to do there and if he has a bike he'll love cycling around plenty of space to go round. After all the cycling and running around he'll be ready for bed later on.
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