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Haldon Forest Park

Follow signs from the A38 and A380, Exeter, England
+44 300 067 5826
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Superb bike trails

We hired bikes and it was the best day of our holiday. The bike hire process was very efficient and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GlosAndy
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Glos
Good trails and well planned/mapped out routes! Beautiful scenery.

Was an extremely well planned trails with varying degrees of difficulty so we (my wife, son who’s... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nick W
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Whether you want a quiet gentle stroll or an exhilarating mountain biking experience, there’s something for you at Haldon Forest Park. 3,500 acres of woodland just fifteen minutes from Exeter.We have a network of walking and cycling trails that suit people of all abilities. There is also a cycle skills area and pump loop for people to practice and develop their off road cycling skills. The Ridge Cafe is open every day on site serving a range of delicious food and drinks. Forest Cycle Hire is also based at Haldon for those who want to hire a bike when they arrive and Haldon is also home to Go Ape, the high wire adventure course. There is a permanent orienteering course and a range of other activities happening on site including archery sessions, nordic walking and Segway tours. Our friendly ranger team are on site every day to assist visitors and can be contacted on.The site is free to explore but parking charges do apply. The income from car parking goes back in to the site to maintain all the facilities, including the cycling and walking trials.This year the Forestry Commission is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Gruffalo - more information about the celebrations can be found on the website.
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“mountain biking” (31 reviews)
“go ape” (70 reviews)
“haldon forest” (45 reviews)
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Follow signs from the A38 and A380, Exeter, England
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+44 300 067 5826
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hired bikes and it was the best day of our holiday. The bike hire process was very efficient and they catered for all my family. As mentioned in other reviews the trails cater for all standards. Can't recommend highly enough.

Thank GlosAndy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was an extremely well planned trails with varying degrees of difficulty so we (my wife, son who’s 4.5, daughter who’s 6 and I)were able to get out on the bikes. I wouldn’t recommend it for 4.5 year olds as even on the ‘beginners/novice’ trails they...More

Thank Nick W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great Woodland Park great walking and mountain bike trails at various distances and difficulty levels. Bike hire is reasonable £18 for a full day and good quality bikes. The cafe serves good food and cakes. Very popular and can get overcrowded as it’s...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit and our initial reaction on entering the area was one of eager anticipation. We only wanted a quiet walk through the forest. We were shocked by the charges to park which did seem overly expensive. Perhaps if a family make...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

me and my partner went for a walk here yesterday. we crossed the road from the main car park and followed the green trail, which took us to the view point where you can over look the city of Exeter and the exe estuary. its...More

1  Thank Alexander S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much to do fab day out with kids We have walked the gruff also trail and highered bikes my boys love it there

Thank Nicola S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place with lots to do - different walking routes, great views of Exeter, bikes for hire... and even Segway tours! Go Ape is also located here; so there is lots to do for people of all ages and interests.

Thank Bheatha
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although Haldon is nearly 2 hours from home, we've visited as a couple on numerous occasions to ride our bikes whilst on our way to somewhere. On this occasion, I was with a group of work colleagues who share a love for bike riding prior...More

Thank Helen S
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

At the parking area, there are perspex boxes holding free copies of walking trails. There are also bike trails but these have been designed to keep walkers and cyclists away from each other. We did a mix of three different walks and each offered exceptional...More

Thank Roger E
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Nice place to walk and also popular for cyclists and BMX. There’s a few different trails including the Gruffalo. Great cafe facilities with toilets. Parking is chargeable and about £4 for two hours

Thank Kady B
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kdixon2412
19 February 2018|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know ... yes It’s a nice little walk
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Katie D
26 October 2017|
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Response from HaldonFP | Property representative |
Hi Katie, the Gruffalo trail was buggy accessible however has now ended to make way for the new character trail coming early December. Many thanks
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Katie D
26 October 2017|
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Response from jimborees | Reviewed this property |
Yes, was we’re fully armed with buggy
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