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Most of our facilities are open but running a little differently. Please check before you travel.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Open every day except Christmas Day. 

Read our visitor information about coronavirus


Opening hours 7am - 9pm
Opening hours 7am - 9pm
Opening hours 7am - 9pm
Opening hours 7am - 9pm
Opening hours 7am - 9pm


Opening hours 7am - 9pm
Opening hours 7am - 9pm

How to find us

How to find us
Bullers Hill, Kennford, Exeter
Sat Nav Postcode: EX6 7XR
By Car

Travelling by car on the A38 turn off at the exit for Exeter Racecourse (there are no slip roads for this turning). Follow the signs for Haldon Forest Park. The car park is signposted further along the road on the left.

Our postcode for SatNav is EX6 7XR. Make sure you look out for the Haldon blue banners directing you to the car park. Please do not drive up the first entrance labelled 'Office Car Park'.

By Public Transport

Haldon Forest Park is served by Stagecoach Bus 39. View the timetable.

On Sundays, the bus travels directly to the forest park and stops in the visitor hub with level access to all facilities. The return is from the same place.

Monday - Saturday, the nearest bus stop is at Exeter Racecourse (1 mile away). The Exeter Racecourse stop is between the ‘Countess Wear Roundabout’ and ‘Chudleigh Memorial’ and is just opposite the Route 5 restaurant on the A38 dual carriageway.

Please note there is no bus stop on the opposite side of the dual carriage way. To return to Exeter City Centre from the Racecourse you have to get on a 39 bus to Chudleigh Memorial and change there to get on another 39 bus back to the city centre.

More information about Stagecoach Devon.


OS Grid Ref
SX 884 849

50.65248799528, -3.5803129616241

Parking and prices

Card payments only until further notice.

Haldon Forest Park members avoid the parking machines and park for free. Buy your membership now for £38 and simply display your pass in your vehicle without queuing for a ticket. Parking charges and memberships help us to look after Haldon Forest Park for everyone.

Please do not park on the main road as it causes a dangerous obstruction to visitors, road users and emergency vehicles.


Parking Charges

Charges at peak times (weekends, school holidays, bank holidays)
Up to 2 hours £4.00
Up to 4 hours £5.00
All day £7.00
Charges at off-peak times (weekdays in term time only)
Up to 2 hours £3.00
Up to 4 hours £4.00
All day £5.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibus - £10.00 peak / £8.00 off-peak

Coach - £15.00 peak / £10 off-peak

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Disabled parking available
Pay on foot system

Facilities and access

Most of our facilities are open but running a little differently.

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Ranger's OfficeClosed
ToiletsOpen with social distancing measures
CafeTakeaway menu, card/contactless payments only
Cycle hireOpen with social distancing measures
Go ApeOpen with social distancing measures
Go SegwayOpen with social distancing measures
Tramper hireOpening in phases. Find out more about the current hire process.
Play areasOpen with social distancing measures

If you have limited mobility, why not hire one of our three Trampers through the Countryside Mobility Scheme? You do not have to be registered disabled to hire a Tramper. We are phasing the reintroduction of our Tramper hire to make sure we can follow COVID-19 guidance.

For a quieter forest experience, we recommend planning your visit for early morning (before 10.00am) or in the evening (after 4.00pm). The forest is usually less busy on week days.

For more information about Haldon Forest Park to help you plan your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Bird hide
Cycle hire
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Play Area
Tramper/Mobility Scooter hire
Wildlife hide

Contact details

3,500 acres of woodland just 15 minutes from Exeter

Whether you want a quiet gentle stroll or an exhilarating mountain biking experience, there’s something for you at Haldon Forest Park.

With 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.

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At a glance

  • 3 walking trails
  • 4 cycling trails
  • Running route 1-5km
  • Panoramic view points
  • Cycle hire
  • Segway tours
  • Orienteering courses
  • Cafe (takeaway)
  • Picnic areas




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