Harcombe horse riding trails

Harcombe is a short distance away from the main Haldon Forest Park car park and offers a waymarked riding trail. For access to the designated de-boxing car park, please contact Haldon Rangers at haldon.rangers@forestryengland.uk for the gate code. Once you are registered with us, you can ride whenever you like. You do not need a permit to ride at Harcombe. 

Riders are welcome to bring their dogs, but please keep them under close control.

The waymarked trail and forest road network are accessed from the horsebox car park via a horse stile. Riders are not restricted to the waymarked trail, but we ask you to stay on the stone surfaced tracks and be aware that Harcombe is used by other visitors.

Haldon4Horses is a group of local riders who enjoy hacking through Haldon Forest and Harcombe Woods. They work with us on issues such as access into Harcombe, road signs, etc., as well as contributing towards the further development of Haldon for equestrian users. If you have any concerns or ideas, please contact anitalpiper@googlemail.com.

For more information on our facilities, opening times and contact details, please see our visitor information.

Trail Information

Haldon Forest Park, Bullers Hill, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XR
Please be aware of other forest users.
Horse riders, please don’t follow the directions above. Contact Haldon Forest Park for access to the free dedicated car park. 
Trail Length
10 miles (16 km)
Parking
There is dedicated horsebox parking (not height restricted) accessed from the A38. Horse riders can request the gate code for free. What3Words location: pods.writers.shade.
Is this trail for you?
The trail follows stoned surfaced tracks.