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Haldon Forest Park

Follow signs from the A38 and A380, Exeter, England
+44 300 067 5826
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Gentle walk, with some spectacular views. Different routes to take to match your stamina and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jackster1
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cambs
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great day out everytime!

Fab day! Everytime we come here we always have a great time. Nice place for a walk, run, or cycle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dale O
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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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“haldon forest” (46 reviews)
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Follow signs from the A38 and A380, Exeter, England
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+44 300 067 5826
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gentle walk, with some spectacular views. Different routes to take to match your stamina and endurance levels, or some will match your interests eg butterfly trail or birds of prey. Dedicated paths throughout, but you can go off piste where the terrain is at risk...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fab day! Everytime we come here we always have a great time. Nice place for a walk, run, or cycle. Fantastic views everywhere. Plenty of parking spaces and staff are very helpful. We love this place.

Thank Dale O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a family walk with our dog along the raptor trail. I can't begin explain how disappointed we were when we didn't see a single velociraptor! Why advertise it as s raptor walk if they're not there!?!?!? Seriously tho a great walk on a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for cycling with different levels of trails for all abilities.Nice cafe. Bike repair and hire available.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here today with our son and two dogs. Whilst the boys went off to ride a couple of trails, myself and the dogs took a stroll around the forest. Although such a vast area I didn't come across a large amount of people, which,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a small cafe and picnic area near the main carpark, together with toilets and picnic areas around the woods.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has something for everyone; Go Ape, Segway's, Walks for all ages, Mountain Bike Trails for all ages and abilities, Kids Pump Track, Mountain Bike Skills Area, Cafe, Bike Hire, Bike Wash, Den Building, Playgrounds, BBQ and Picnic Areas, Ice Cream Shop, loads of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went mountain biking in the heat of an Exmoor holiday. Three adults (one 18) and a 16 year old went on the dark blue trail. We rang ahead and booked bikes and then picked them up on the day. Had a problem with jammed...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Easy to find as very well sign posted. Parking charges a bit steep - £4 for 2 hours. Lots to do: Go Ape, Segwaying, cycle and walking tracks etc. Very quiet when we arrived. Dog friendly. Lots of tree works going on when we visited...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

Went to Haldon Forest to try the mountain bike trails and they are very, very good. Spicers is the easy blue, but still grinning most of the way round weaving between the trees at speed. Then there's the red Ridge Ride, challenging but doable on...More

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kdixon2412
19 February 2018|
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Response from CJOliver | Reviewed this property |
It's become the Highway Rat Trail now
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Katie D
26 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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Katie D
26 October 2017|
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Response from CJOliver | Reviewed this property |
Very buggy friendly
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