Haldon Forest Park
1,400 hectares of woodland just 15 minutes from Exeter and Newton Abbot
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.
At a glance
Advance notice: Haldon Forest Park will be closed on 8 and 9 January 2024
Help us prevent wildfire. Never light a BBQ, fire, or camp stove in the forest.
Explore Haldon Forest Park with an off-road mobility vehicle
Visitors with permanent or temporary limited mobility can hire one of our three Trampers through the Countryside Mobility Scheme. You do not have to be registered disabled to hire a Tramper. Trampers are off-road mobility scooters, which are easy to use and able to tackle a range of surfaces and gradients come rain or shine.
Food and drink
The Ridge Cafe
Refuel at the Ridge Cafe, serving a range of freshly prepared light bites and drinks every day.
Our work at Haldon Forest Park
Haldon Forest Park is not just one of Devon’s most loved outdoor destinations, it sits within 1500 hectares of working forest that stretches across the Haldon Hills. Since the 1920s, Haldon Forest has been managed by Forestry England to grow timber for the nation. It has also become a special place for nature and includes a large Site of Special Scientific Interest. Find out how our dedicated recreation and forest management teams care for Haldon Forest.
Trail maps at Haldon Forest Park
Walking, running, cycling and horse riding. Plan your visit and download the map you need.