Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Contact details

Opening hours

Canonteign Forest is open 365 days a year, dawn to dusk. 

How to find us

How to find us
Canonteign Forest, Exeter
OS Grid Ref
SX82798229

50.636765080859, -3.6565365776527

Parking and prices

There are no formal parking facilities at Canonteign Forest.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4800

Come and explore the hills, streams and woodland of Canonteign Forest and discover one of Dartmoor's many treasures

Set in the idyllic hills of Dartmoor National Park just north of Newton Abbot, Canonteign Forest is home to some challenging hikes and stunning natural scenery. 

Walk alongside the Beadon Brook valley and take in the tranquility of the stream-side woodland.

At a glance 

  • Walking
  • Dogs welcome 
  • Visit the nearby Canonteign Falls

Things to do

Walking is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

Nearby forests

Family on walk at Haldon Forest Park

Whether you want a quiet gentle stroll or an exhilarating mountain biking experience, there’s something for you at Haldon Forest Park.

Haldon Forest offers a range of walking and cycling trails to suit all abilities, as well as a pump loop, cycle skills area, orienteering courses and so much more just waiting to be discovered.

Horse riding on gravel tracks

The woods are a world of new adventure for everyone, so visit Harcombe and see what you discover. 

Birch tree blocking out the sun with winding branches

Once part of the Stover Estate, Great Plantation is located just north of the market town of Newton Abbot in the heart of South Devon.

Come and explore this mixed woodland which is home to roe deer, woodland birds and the rare pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly. 

Sunlight shining through woodland scenery

Take in the views over Exmouth at Kenton Common, part of Haldon Forest, south of Exeter.

The nearby village of Kenton boasts a beautiful 14th century church, built in the traditional Devonian style. Go for a woodland walk at Kenton Common and nip into the village for a bite to eat at the pub, and admire the historic church. Treat your four legged friend to their own adventure and bring them along for the fun as well! 

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