Walking at Eggesford Forest

Walking at Eggesford Forest

Eggesford Forest comprises three main woodland blocks with a variety of walking.

Heywood offers a variety of forest roads and tracks. You will pass a motte and bailey castle, remnant of a Norman fort that is now a scheduled monument. Head down the slopes towards the stream to encounter some of Eggesford's most impressive trees, including a veteran Douglas Fir planted in around 1840.

Hilltown has a medium car park with access to meandering rides and tracks. This is where you can find the Queen's Stone celebrating the millionth acre planted by the Forestry Commission.

Flashdown Plantation has limited parking. This is where you can find the very first Forestry Commission planting and other commemorative avenues planted between 1919 and 2019.

Activity information

Eggesford Forest, Chulmleigh, EX18 7LD
Please note: The trails in this forest are not waymarked.
Grade - Various