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

Opening hours

The forest is open 7.00am - 9.00pm every day except Christmas Day. The Info Pod is staffed daily 10.00am - 4.00pm.

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 nearest postcode for sat nav is EX6 7XR but look out for the roadside banners directing you to the car park. The most accurate way to find our car park is using What3Words chuck.kicks.ruffling.

By Public Transport

 

The forest park is not served directly by local buses. Some services stop within walking distance but the walk is mostly on the highway as there are no footpaths.

Country Bus 360 stops close to Haldon Belvedere. The stop is approx. 0.25 mile from our walking trail network. The forest park facilities are a 1 mile walk along the Raptor and Discovery trails.

Stagecoach Bus 39 and X38 stop at Exeter Racecourse (1 mile away). The return stop is at Winning Post Service Station.

Stagecoach Bus 7 stops at the Haldon Grill on the A380 (2.5 miles away).

 

OS Grid Ref
SX 884 849

50.65248799528, -3.5803129616241

Parking and prices

Pay for your parking with debit/credit card or use the RingGo app. We recommend downloading the app to your phone before you visit.

You can also use RingGo by pre-booking online or calling 0203 046 0063 with location code 31027 (cars and minibuses).

There is a small convenience charge for using this service.  See RingGo online for full terms and conditions and VAT receipts.

Haldon Forest Park members park for free. Buy your Membership now for £40 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 block gateways. Operational and emergency access is required at all times.

Parking Charges

Charges at peak times (weekends, school holidays, bank holidays)
Up to 2 hours £4.00
Up to 4 hours £6.00
All day £8.00
Charges at off-peak times (weekdays in term time only)
Up to 2 hours £3.00
Up to 4 hours £4.00
All day £6.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Coach          £17.00 (£12 off-peak)

Minibus       £12.00 (£10 off-peak)

Additional information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Number of accessible parking spaces: 5
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Disabled parking available
Pay by phone available
Pay on foot system

Facilities and access

The Ridge Cafe is open daily. 

If you have limited mobility (short or long term, for any reason), 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.

Haldon Forest Park is often quieter on weekdays, earlier in the morning, and later in the afternoon.

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

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

Contact details

Activities at Haldon Forest Park

Christmas tree shopping in the forest
Real Christmas Trees at Haldon Forest
Woman running on forest path
Running trails at Haldon Forest Park
Girl looking at Superworm board in the forest
Superworm trail at Haldon Forest Park
Group of three people walking past a tree
Walking at Haldon Forest Park
Rider on Mountain Bike through trails in the woods
Cycling and mountain biking trails at Haldon Forest Park
Family on walk at Haldon Forest Park
Discovery trail at Haldon Forest Park
cannock chase nordic walking
Fitness and Wellbeing Activities at Haldon Forest Park
Nightjar sitting on a nest on the ground
Forest Find | 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
Two horse riders in high vis and helmets on a forest path
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
Three guys enjoying Segway in the forest
Segway at Haldon Forest Park

Nearby forests

Panoramic view from Mamhead towards the Exe Estuary

Located a short drive from Haldon Forest Park, Mamhead provides the perfect place for you to walk your canine friend, take a family stroll and enjoy some peace. 

Follow the all-ability trail to be rewarded with breathtaking views over the Exe estuary and along to the Jurassic Coast.

Birch tree blocking out the sun with winding branches

Once part of the Stover Estate, Great Plantation is located just north of the market town of Newton Abbot in the heart of South Devon.

Come and explore this mixed woodland which is home to roe deer, woodland birds and the rare pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly. 

River and conifer trees

Enjoy the tranquility of a picnic by the East Dart river or an exhilarating walk up to Bellever Tor to take in the stunning views. Explore the forest itself and discover a wealth of wildlife, archaeology and grazing Dartmoor ponies.

Shaded walking trail in Stoke Woods, Exeter

Located to the north of Exeter, Stoke Woods is a great place to have a break from city life and get in touch with nature.

Stretch your legs on our wild trails and visit some of the oldest and largest trees in Exeter.

 

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