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

Opening hours

Dawlish Waterworks offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year. 

How to find us

How to find us
Exeter
Sat Nav Postcode: EX7 0QE
OS Grid Ref
SX91688152

50.615977848313, -3.5348947681675

Parking and prices

There is no formal parking at Dawlish Waterworks. 

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?

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4800

Treat yourself to a beautiful forest walk at Dawlish Waterworks

With a variety of trees, beautiful scenery and gravel paths, Dawlish Waterworks provides the perfect setting for a day in the great outdoors. Keep your eyes and ears sharp as there are lots of opportunities for nature watching.  

Extend your forest adventure at the nearby Mamhead and Haldon Forest Park!

Things to do

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

Explore the woodland on a range of gravel paths at Dawlish Waterworks. 

Nearby forests

Panoramic view from Mamhead towards the Exe Estuary

Located a short drive from Haldon Forest Park, Mamhead provides the perfect place for you to walk your canine friend, take a family stroll and enjoy some peace. 

Follow the all-ability trail to be rewarded with breathtaking views over the Exe estuary and along to the Jurassic Coast.

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.

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! 

Child happily play running through grass

West of Exeter, Chalet provides a range of forest paths for you to explore, through gorse and heath as well as conifers and broad-leaved trees. The area is part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the diversity of plant and animal life here. Bring your binoculars and see what you can spot, maybe you'll catch a glimpse of the elusive nightjar.

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