Haldon Forest Park - Forestry England

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

Tel: 0300 067 5826

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Haldon Forest Park is made up of 3,500 acres of woodland, just 15 minutes from Exeter. Open 364 days a year, it’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in the great outdoors. With miles of trails for walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders, there’s something for everyone at Haldon Forest Park. Enjoy expansive views, exhilarating mountain biking, tree top adventures and orienteering courses. What will you discover?


Whether you’re looking for an easy-going trail for all abilities, play and adventure for the children or peace and quiet to observe the wildlife, we have a trail for you.


Head out onto trails to suit all abilities and improve your technique on the Skills Area and Pump Loop.

Tramper hire

Explore the forest with family and friends using our all-terrain mobility scooters. Visit countrysidemobility.org for more information or call 0300 067 5826 to book.


The whole forest is a playground but, if that’s not enough, we have play areas, a Discovery Trail packed with play features!


Challenge yourself to a stunning high ropes course among the trees. Booking is advised: Call 0845 643 9215 or visit goape.co.uk

Nordic walking

A low impact way to boost your fitness in the forest. Visit nordicwalkingdevon.co.uk.

Horse riding

Miles of forest tracks and designated parking for horse boxes. Contact haldon.rangers@forestryengland.uk for access.

Forest Cycle Hire

Bikes available to suit the whole family, including tag-a-longs, child seats and mobility trikes. Guided rides can be arranged. Call Forest Cycle Hire on 01392 833768.


Relax and refuel at The Ridge Café with a selection of homemade light bites and delicious cakes.


Glide through the forest in style on a Segway safari. Contact: 01392 660239 or visit go-segway.com.


Test your map reading skills with graded orienteering courses for all levels of experience.

Accessible Haldon Forest

View a copy of Haldon Forest accessibility guide here.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree
Car Parking Off Peak / All Day£6.00 per ticket
Car Parking Off Peak / Coach£15.00 per ticket
Car Parking Off Peak / Minibuses£10.00 per ticket
Car Parking Off Peak / Up to 2 Hours£3.00 per ticket
Car Parking Off Peak / Up to 4 Hours£4.00 per ticket
Car Parking Peak / All Day£8.00 per ticket
Car Parking Peak / Coach£17.00 per ticket
Car Parking Peak / Minibus£12.00 per ticket
Car Parking Peak / Up to 2 Hours£4.00 per ticket
Car Parking Peak / Up to 4 Hours£6.00 per ticket
Forestry England Membership£40.00 per ticket

Peak times include weekends, school holidays, bank holidays
Off-peak times include weekdays in term time only

Regular visitors can save money and support the forest with a Forestry England membership for Haldon Forest Park, just £40 for parking for a whole year and access to a range of exclusive benefits and discounts.

Regular visitors can save money with a Forestry England membership for Haldon Forest Park, just £38 for parking for a whole year and access to a range of exclusive benefits and discounts.



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    Road Directions

    Located just off the A38, follow the brown signs for the forest park.



    • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
    • Ramp/Level Access
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


    • On-Site café/restaurant - The Ridge Cafe serves a delicious range of locally sourced food and drink.
    • Picnic Site

    Children & Infants

    • Facilities for children

    Establishment Features

    • Dog Friendly
    • Dogs Accepted
    • Event venue - If you would like to hold your event at Haldon Forest Park please contact the Permissions desk via southpermissions.westengland@forestryengland.uk.
    • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
    • Open All Year
    • Picnic Area
    • Tea / Coffee Shop
    • Toilets

    Key Features

    • Forest Location
    • Outdoor Attraction

    Parking & Transport

    • Car parking
    • On site parking
    • Parking (charge) - see tariff above or visit https://www.forestryengland.uk/haldon-forest-park

    Specialist Features

    • Family Fun
    • Marketed towards children
    • Marketed towards families
    • Marketed towards senior citizens
    • Marketed towards student/youth

    Opening Times

    Open all year except Christmas Day (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)


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