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Things to Do in Haldon Forest

27 July 2022

Are you visiting Haldon Forest? We're sharing our favourite things to do in Haldon Forest, from tree-top adventures to hiring a yurt.
Deer standing in the path at Haldon Forest

Are you visiting Haldon Forest?

We’re sharing our favourite things to do in Haldon Forest, from tree-top adventures to hiring a yurt:

About Haldon Forest

Haldon Forest is an incredible 3,500-acre woodland located in Haldon Hills, South Devon.

The forest is thought to be millions of years old, with 360-million-year-old rocks discovered in Haldon Hills.

The forest is home to a host of exciting activities and is the perfect place for families to enjoy an adventurous day out.

Things to Do in Haldon Forest: Explore the Trails

There are plenty of off-road running routes for you to enjoy when you visit Haldon Forest, ranging from 1km to 5km, depending on your ability.

The stunning views and breathtakingly tall trees will provide you with an incredible backdrop for your day on the trails.

If you have younger visitors with you, you might prefer to take a slow walk around the forest, following the ‘Superworm’ trail.

The popular character from the Julia Donaldson story, ‘Superworm’, has set up camp in the forest, leading an hour-long adventure of discovery between the brambles and bushes.

There are illustrated panels along the route, and children will be given an activity pack to complete along the way – which includes their very own mask.

Things to Do in Haldon Forest: Have an Adventure

Why not explore Haldon Forest from up above? Go Ape offers exceptional treetop views of the forest, and will certainly test your nerves as you embark on an aerial adventure.

Attached to a harness, Go Ape is a safe yet exhilarating experience. If you’d prefer to stay close to the ground, why not test your balance on a Segway adventure instead?

There are also cycling and mountain biking trails, with an on-site bike hire centre offering a variety of bikes, safety gear and children’s seats.

Things to Do in Haldon Forest: Hire a Yurt

Available for hire from Easter until October, the yurt at Haldon Forest is ideal for your next big celebration or event.

The yurt is set in the heart of the forest, tucked away amongst the towering trees. Whether you’re looking for a tranquil spot for a yoga retreat or a sheltered location for an intimate family gathering, the Haldon Forest’s yurt provides a unique and mesmerising experience for your guests – and prices start from just £15.

Where to Stay

Now that you have a whole host of things to do in Haldon Forest, you need somewhere to stay! Just a 30-minute drive from Haldon Forest is The Imperial Hotel, Exmouth.

The Imperial Hotel is an idyllic place for your family holiday, boasting extensive terraces and sea views. The hotel provides a relaxing atmosphere after a busy day of exploring South Devon.

The hotel boasts 57 luxury rooms, a restaurant and bar and even a putting green – offering all you need for a relaxing family break.

If you’d like to book your stay, please contact a member of our team.

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