Open every day except Christmas Day.
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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'.
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.
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.
Minibus - £10.00 peak / £8.00 off-peak
Coach - £15.00 peak / £10 off-peak
Most of our facilities are open but running a little differently.
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: