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

Opening hours

Cookworthy Forest is open 365 days a year, dawn until dusk.

How to find us

How to find us
Cookworthy Forest , Halwill , Beaworthy, Devon
Sat Nav Postcode: EX21 5XJ
By Car

Cookworthy Forest on the A3079 between Okehampton and Holsworthy. Threshold signs mark the entrance to the car park which is situated on the right approximately 400m along the forest road.

By Public Transport

Cookworthy Forest can be reached using the Bude to Exeter service – more details can be found at

OS Grid Ref

50.792803261633, -4.2468971014023

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Cookworthy Forest. Overnight parking is not permitted.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

Overnight parking is not permitted in the nation's forests.

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Visit this impressive conifer forest situated in the heart of the Ruby Country

A great location for interesting walks, afternoon runs and enjoy the great outdoors, come and explore Cookworthy Forest's network of tracks and rights of way by foot, horse, or bike.

At a glance

Help us prevent wildfires - never light BBQs, fires, or camp stoves in the forest
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Things to do

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

Cookworthy Forest has a variety of open paths and trails for you to explore.

Nearby forests

Girl walking through muddy puddle in the forest

With several well-maintained tracks which provide opportunities for your wanderings, Witherdon Wood is a great forest location for all explorers, runners and meanderers. 

Sunlight shining through woodland scenery

Come and walk Northcombe's circular forest road loop, starting from the parking area. The wide tracks with gentle gradients make for easy going walks or rides, with amazing views and lots to explore.

Hamsterley Grove Beck riverside

These beautiful woods with stunning walks have paths for all.

You can walk the Tarka Trail and follow the River Okement, or just wind your way through the woodland.

Abbeyford is also a great place to discover the changing colours of the seasons. On a walk through this beautiful wood you will see majestic Douglas fir trees, and pass through areas of autumnal gold beech trees alongside the banks of the Okement River.

Shaded walking trail in Stoke Woods, Exeter

Once part of the area’s industrial past, this diverse woodland now supports a wide variety of plant and animal life including some of the UK’s rarest butterfly species. Come and see what you can spot! 


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