Go Ape - Haldon Forest, Exeter

Go Ape - Haldon Forest, Exeter

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Go Ape Haldon Forest is a great location for thrill seekers and family adventurers with hilltop to hilltop zip wires and daring high level crossings. You may be deep in the forest but the 360-degree views from your treetop vantage point are spectacular.

Here's some of the amazing experiences you can enjoy at Go Ape Haldon:

  • Treetop Challenge: An exhilarating high ropes course with epic zip lines for more experienced adventurers. Suitable for anyone over 1.4m tall and aged at least 10 years old. 
  • Treetop Adventure: High up in the treetops over Haldon, there’s a canopy of foliage and a network of crossings for younger adventurers out there. Suitable for anyone over 1m tall and aged between 4-6 years old.

Things to do in Haldon Forest:

Go Ape Haldon is your gateway to fun and adventure on the moors, just 15 minutes from Exeter, nestled in 3,500 acres of lush woodland. Whether you're perched atop a tree or navigating the course, you'll have the chance to marvel at the stunning Dartmoor landscape.

This bustling park, popular with mountain bikers and walking groups, offers a variety of trails. Choose from four walking trails and five exhilarating cycling trails, with bike hire available on-site.

Families will find plenty to enjoy with a children’s play area and several trails designed to engage young adventurers.

The Discovery Trail, featuring fun activities, frequent resting points, and breathtaking views of the Jurassic Coast, is perfect for enticing kids into the forest. It’s also an excellent trail for beginner cyclists, making it ideal for those new to two wheels.

Make a day of your visit with numerous picnic areas, or stop by the Ridge Café for a drink and a bite to eat!

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Treetop Challenge - Go Ape Haldon Forest

Ascend to new heights on the high ropes of the Treetop Challenge. Suitable for anyone over 1.4m tall and aged at least 10 years old.

Available to 1 June 2025

Treetop Adventure - Go Ape Haldon Forest

Enjoy an exciting and challenging adventure course for youngsters at Go Ape. Suitable for anyone over 1m tall and aged between 4-6 years old.

Available to 1 June 2025
Bullers Hill,
Kennford,
Exeter EX6 7XR
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How To Find Us

By Car:

Please note: Go Ape is not signposted until you are at the entrance to Haldon Forest Park itself.

From the North: There are 4 main roads that lead to the A38 to Plymouth which has the exit sign to"Haldon Forest" (and Go Ape!) M5 Southbound (becomes the A38), A377 (from Barnstaple, which joins the A30), A30 (from Okehampton, joins the A38), A379 (from Countess Wear and joins the A38 at Kennford)

Ensure you are on the A38 to Plymouth when the road splits into the A380 (Torquay) and the A38 Plymouth. The road becomes a steep hill with three lanes.

Ensure you are in the left hand lane before the top of the hill as the turn off at the "Haldon Forest" & Exeter racecourse"(and Go Ape!) sign has no slip road and is a very sharp left turn.

At the mini roundabout turn right and head past the entrance to Exeter racecourse, underneath an underpass and straight on for over a mile. Turn left into Haldon Gateway.

From the South: There are 2 main roads from the South: A380 (from Torquay) A38 (from Plymouth/Cornwall)

From the A380 northbound you will find an exit sign to "Haldon Forest & Exeter racecourse" (and Go Ape!) just before a service station. Follow this road straight (sign posted Haldon Gateway) over a mini roundabout, past the entrance to Exeter racecourse, underneath an underpass and straight on for over a mile. Turn left into Haldon Gateway.

By Bus:

The 360 bus from Exeter Bus Station to Bridford stops at Haldon Belvedere several times a day (except Sundays and Bank Holidays). Please see the Traveline timetable for times or phone Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.

You can then join the trails through the woods, from the layby. It's a fair walk from there, so you may want to consider getting a taxi or uber.

  • Food and drink
  • Cycle Trails
  • Kids play area
  • Walking routes
  • Picnic area
  • Visitor centre
  • Parking
  • Toilets

Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels.

Wear sensible clothes for adventure and please ensure your midriff is covered.

Gloves are a good idea. Either bring a pair or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.

Go Ape is an excellent wet weather activity! The course remains open in all weathers, except when it is icy, stormy, in high winds or during lightning.

Rain makes the course muddier than usual – which all adds to the fun! Don’t forget to dress for the weather. Sometimes, unfortunately, Go Ape might need to close the course for reasons beyond our control, if this happens you will be given a full refund.

Please ensure you arrive for your Go Ape activity 15 minutes before your session begins. 

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