Go Ape Haldon Forest

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South of Exeter, between the towns of Chudleigh and Exminster, you can find Go Ape in the heart of Haldon Forest Park. The Devon location plays host to two of the high ropes experiences. The location is just off the A38 - close to Exeter Racecourse. Whether you're looking for things to do nearby with the kids or a day out with friends, the adventure is covered. Treetop Adventure is a one hour experience aimed at kids and young families. They're popular for birthday parties if you're after a unique celebration. Treetop Challenge is for those over 1.4 metres tall and is 2-3 hours of high wire obstacles, Tarzan Swings and ziplines. If you're looking for action packed fun in the south west, this is one of the best attractions around.

Where is Go Ape Haldon Forest located?

Go Ape Haldon Forest is located 15 minutes from Exeter in the heart of the Dartmoor, Devon, set in 3,500 acres of woodland.

Details on what activities are available at Go Ape Haldon Forest?

Go Ape Haldon Forest offers two exhilarating high ropes courses:

  1. Treetop Adventure: A one-hour activity with enjoyable obstacles and zip lines that is appropriate for children and young families.
  2. The Treetop Challenge is a two to three-hour excursion featuring thrilling zip lines, Tarzan swings, and high wire challenges for people taller than 1.4 metres.

Things to do in the local area?

Due to its many activities, such as walking and cycling routes, Haldon Forest is well-liked by hikers and mountain bikers. In addition, there are picnic areas and a children's play area, and the Ridge Café serves refreshments. Savour breathtaking vistas of the Dartmoor terrain while going on outdoor excursions.

Other Information

Know Before You Go:

  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure.
  • Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels.
  • Gloves are a good idea. Either bring a pair or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.

Make a day of it:

  • Bring or hire bikes to explore the mountain bike trails.
  • Take the children on a forest journey with Zog the dragon.
  • Let the kids blow off steam in the children’s play area.
  • Venture over to Canonteign Falls, England’s highest manmade waterfall.

Facilities & information

Features and facilities

Dog friendly


Child friendly

Information provided

Children's play area

Woodland walks

Private car parking for a charge (on site)


Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Disabled Access

Parking Available




Picnic area

Extra info

Price Details: Treetop Challenge - £36 Treetop Adventure - £23

Arrival information & directions

Address: Bullers Hill, Kennford, Exeter, Devonshire, ExeterEX6 7XR, United Kingdom

By car:

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.

From the A38 northbound you take an exit soon after a Service station to "Haldon Forest & Exeter racecourse" (also Go Ape) This slip road takes you to a junction where you turn left then straight on for over a mile where you will see a left turn into Haldon Gateway.

Please note that the first turn into what appears to be Haldon Hub is actually the Forestry commission offices and has "OFFICE ACCESS ONLY" painted on the road. Haldon Forest and Go Ape is a further 200 yds on the left). Go Ape is at the far end of the car park tucked away.

Due to the rural nature of Go Ape's locations, postcodes are not always accurate when using satellite navigation. Please always check the route it has given you before setting off, and cross reference with a map.

Forestry Commission parking is up to £8 for the day (£17 for coaches).

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.

You can then join the trails through the woods, from the layby.

It's a bit of a walk so you may need a taxi.




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