The second half of the Ridge Ride (red) cycle trail will be closed for maintenance from Monday 20th January. The work will take 2-3 weeks.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Open every day except Christmas Day. Winter opening times are listed below.  


Opening hours 9am - 5pm
Opening hours 9am - 8pm
Opening hours 9am - 8pm
Opening hours 9am - 8pm
Opening hours 9am - 5pm


Opening hours 10am - 5pm
Opening hours 9am - 5pm

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

50.651369, -3.582448

Parking and prices

Parking charges apply - please note Haldon Forest Park members park for free. Buy your membership now for £38. Parking charges and memberships help us to look after Haldon Forest Park for everyone.

Please refrain from parking 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

Coaches - £15.00

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

Facilities and access

Hire a mobility scooter

Why not hire one of our three off-road mobility scooter (Trampers) to hire at Haldon as part of the Countryside Mobility Scheme. Trampers are available for hire between 10:00am and 3:00pm most days.


An attended mobile toilet service with hoist and changing bench will be available in the visitor hub 9:00am-6:00pm on Sunday 11 August and Wednesday 9 October.

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

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Bike wash
Cycle hire
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Play Area
Ranger's Office
Tramper/Mobility Scooter hire

Contact details

Activities at Haldon Forest Park

People enjoying Nordic Walking in the forest
Nordic Walking at Haldon Forest Park
Nightjar ground nesting
The Big Forest Find at Haldon Forest Park
Rider on Mountain Bike through trails in the woods
Cycling and mountain biking trails at Haldon Forest Park
Child flying through the woods on a zip wire
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure at Haldon Forest Park
Family on Go Ape tree top adventure
Go Ape Tree Top Challenge at Haldon Forest Park
Gruffalo orienteering activity pack on the grass
Gruffalo Orienteering at Haldon Forest Park
Giant Gruffalo Sculpture in the Forest
Gruffalo Sculpture at Haldon Forest Park
Horse riding Haldon Forest
Harcombe horse riding trails at Haldon Forest Park
Orienteering compass on tree
Orienteering at Haldon Forest Park
Wendover woods parkrun
parkrun at Haldon Forest Park
couple enjoying a picnic in a clearing within a forest
Picnics at Haldon Forest Park
Running on a dog friendly trail
Running trails at Haldon Forest Park
Three guys enjoying Segway in the forest
Segway at Haldon Forest Park
Two boys interact with UV sign and iPad
Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail at Haldon Forest Park
Group of three people walking past a tree
Walking at Haldon Forest Park
Inside of a yurt in the forest
Yurt hire at Haldon Forest Park
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