Haldon Forest Cycle Trails

Haldon Forest Park, Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7XR

Tel: 0300 067 5826

Cyclist on Haldon Forest Cycle Trail


Discover Haldon Forest Park on two wheels with trails for every ability in our 3,500 acre woodland just 15 minutes from Exeter.

Cycle Hire
Hire bicycles for the whole family at Forest Cycle Hire, next to the Ranger's Office. Call 01392 833768 for bookings and information or visit www.forestcyclehire.co.uk.

Skills Area & Pump Loop
Purpose-built to help cyclists develop new off-road skills, why not make use of the numerous features before you head out onto the trail? Suitable for novice to advance riders.

Discovery Trail
Our all-ability trail with fun features for children, ideal for riders of all ages who are gaining their confidence. With stunning views across Exeter and Dartmoor, please be aware that this trail is shared with walkers.

Spicers Trail (Blue Grade)
This trail is a great confidence builder, introducing a combination of surfaces with some narrow sections and gentle gradients. Spicers is the next step for those who have mastered the basics of cycling and are ready to move on from the Discovery Trail. Please note, there is a short 'two-way traffic' section near the beginning of the trail.

Kiddens Trail (Blue Grade)
Progress from the Spicers Trail with this singletrack trail offering more challenging terrain with greater changes in gradient.

Ridge Ride Trail (Red Grade)
This trail follows Haldon ridge and explores some of the most beautiful parts of the forest. This is a technical, fast and flowing trail with tight corners and lively descents to test your reflexes. This trail is for experienced riders only, with appropriate bikes and protective equipment.

Ridge Cafe
When you can pedal no more, refuel at the Ridge Cafe with a selection of delicious homemade light bites and cakes.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Car parking / minibuses - all dayfrom £5.00 to £7.00 per ticket
Car parking / minibuses - up to 2 hoursfrom £3.00 to £4.00 per ticket
Car parking / minibuses - up to 4 hoursfrom £4.00 to £5.00 per ticket
Coach parking£15.00 per ticket
Discovery Pass£38.00 per ticket
Free admissionFree

Regular visitors can save money with a Discovery Pass, just £38 for parking for a whole year and access to a range of exclusive benefits and discounts.



Road Directions

Travelling by car turn off the A38 at Exeter Racecourse and follow the signs for Haldon Forest Park. If using sat nav, our post code will take you to the Forestry England offices, not the Forest Park. Please follow the road signs to the main entrance.



  • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • Wheelchair access and toilet


  • Café
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Serve lunch

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for groups
  • Cater for school groups
  • Equipment/clothing available for hire
  • Experience level - advanced
  • Experience level - beginner
  • Experience level - intermediate
  • Open All Year
  • Picnic Area
  • Route maps available
  • Self guided walks/cycle rides
  • Toilets

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycle hire

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On-Site Coach Parking

Opening Times

Open New Year
Cycle Trails (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Open every day except Christmas Day. Please see website for seasonal opening hours.


  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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