River, stream, or creek and dog-friendly campsites in Haldon Forest

Whether ziplining through the trees or nature-watching in the woods—this park is great fun.

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River, stream, or creek and dog-friendly campsites in Haldon Forest guide

Overview

More than 3,500 acres of woodland await adventurers at Haldon Forest, and nature lovers will be in their element. Explore miles of forest trails on foot, by bike, or on horseback; climb up to hilltop lookout points for views over the Exeter countryside; or find a shady picnic spot beneath the trees. Up for a challenge? Test out your map-reading skills on an orienteering course, zip through the woods on a Segway, or take to the treetops to tackle the GoApe high ropes and zipline course. There are no campsites in the park itself, but you’ll find holiday parks within a 10-minute drive.

When to go

Forest walks are available year-round in Haldon Forest. Escape the heat along the shaded trails in summer or come in autumn to admire the colourful fall foliage. July and August is peak season, when advance booking is essential for park activities. To avoid the crowds, choose a weekday visit outside of the school holidays. The treetop adventure park is open all year, but opening hours are limited through winter, so check ahead.

Know before you go

  • Haldon Forest is a 15-minute drive from Exeter along the A38.
  • Paid parking is available at the park, and buses run from Exeter centre to Exeter Racecourse, a 1-mile walk from the park.
  • There are restrooms and a café in the park.
  • Many of the park’s trails are accessible, and Tramper and mobility scooters are available to hire.

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