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

Opening hours

Open every day except Christmas Day. 

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Weekdays

Monday
Opening hours 7am - 9pm
Tuesday
Opening hours 7am - 9pm
Wednesday
Opening hours 7am - 9pm
Thursday
Opening hours 7am - 9pm
Friday
Opening hours 7am - 9pm

Weekends

Saturday
Opening hours 7am - 9pm
Sunday
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 Haldon car park is signposted further along the road on the left. For the Mamhead car park follow the signs for Mamhead and Starcross from the A380.

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

The nearest bus stop is at Exeter Racecourse (1 mile away). Take Bus 39 from Exeter Bus Station.

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 carriage way.

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.

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

The following facilities are currently closed:

  • Ranger's Office
  • Segway
  • Go Ape
  • play areas

The cafe is operating a takeaway service on limited items.

We are working to re-open our remaining facilities safely.

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Cafe
Cycle hire
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Toilets
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
  • 5 cycling trails
  • Running route 1-5km
  • Cycle hire
  • Orienteering courses
  • Cafe (takeaway)
  • Picnic areas

 

 

 

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