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

Opening hours

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

How to find us

How to find us

Eggesford Forest is located approximately five miles south of Chulmleigh. 

Eggesford Forest, Chulmleigh
Sat Nav Postcode: EX18 7LD
By Car

There are two main woods at Eggesford Forest: 

Hilltown Wood: on the A377 between Exeter and Barnstaple. The forest entrance is on the A377, one mile to the east of Eggesford Station - look for the Forest threshold signs.

Heywood: on the A377 between Exeter and Barnstaple. At Eggesford Station turn off the main A377 to Wembworthy/Winkleigh, turn right at the next junction and at the top of the hill take another right and follow this narrow road to Heywood - look for the Heywood threshold sign.

By Public Transport

By train: the Tarka Line runs between Exeter and Barnstaple. The train stops at Eggesford Station. Follow signs to the Eggesford Gardens and Country Centre and take the Public Footpath past All Saints Church and into Hilltown Wood.

OS Grid Ref
SS 6723 1192

50.882183394764, -3.85955551991

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Eggesford Forest. 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Try our easy access trails page to find accessible parking near you.

Facilities and access

Walking trails are not waymarked.

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4800

Discover the great historic importance of Eggesford Forest today

Eggesford Forest is home to the very first trees planted by the newly created Forestry Commission in 1919 within Flashdown Wood.

Since then, the forest has continued to gather mementos of the past with several commemorative tree avenues, and a granite stone unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1956 to mark the millionth acre of Forestry Commission planting.

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Dogs welcome
  • Picnic area
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