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Top Walks at Haldon Forest Park

Located just 15 minutes from Exeter, you’ll find 3,500 acres of woodland making for a picturesque escape for your next adventure.

Managed by Forestry England, you'll find something to suit all interests and adventure levels at Haldon Forest Park. From leisurely strolls to soak up the scenery and wildlife to fun trails for the adventure seekers. Plus, visitors with limited mobility can hire off-road mobility Trampers.

There’s no better place to indulge in the benefits of the great outdoors.

So lace up your hiking boots and let’s discover the natural beauty and adventure that Haldon Forest Park has to offer.

Butterfly Trail

Discover the beauty of delicate and rare creatures.

Embark on an exciting journey to uncover the hidden gems of the butterfly world! Explore the tranquil depths of the forest and discover rare butterfly species in their natural habitat. In partnership with Butterfly Conservation, Forestry England strive to create the perfect environment for these delicate creatures to thrive. With over 30 different species recorded in their butterfly area, including the elusive Pearl Bordered Fritillary, one of Britain's most endangered butterflies, you're sure to spot something truly special. Witness the beauty and wonder of nature up close!

This trail shares its start with the Discovery Trail (below), until the waymarked turn. Steep in places and with varied surfaces the Butterfly Trail is suitable for the off-road mobility Trampers.

Trail Length - 6km (4 miles)
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Discovery Trail

Perfect for families.

Come take a leisurely stroll on the fully surfaced gentle trail, perfect for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Enjoy the stunning views as you take in the natural beauty of the surroundings, and take a break at one of the many resting points. But this trail isn't just for adults, kids will love it too with fun play features scattered throughout the trail. With something for the whole family to enjoy, it's the perfect all-ability trail.

Suitable for the off-road mobility Trampers.

Trail Length - 2.5km (1.5 miles)
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Raptor Trail

Ideal for nature lovers and birdwatchers. 

Wander the diverse forest environments of Haldon on this captivating trail where you can immerse yourself in nature and for bird enthusiasts, don't forget to visit the popular bird of prey viewpoint - bring your binoculars and be prepared to be amazed!

The trail is fully surfaced and suitable for the off-road mobility Trampers. Be prepared for some steep ascents and descents, as you navigate through the forest, but the stunning views are well worth the effort.

Trail Length - 4.5km (3 miles)
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View Forestry England’s walking trails map for Haldon Forest Park to discover your next forest trail.

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