Haldon Forest Park, near Exeter, Devon

3,500 acres of Devon woodland just 15 minutes from Exeter, owned and maintained by the Forestry Commission. Go and explore the great outdoors whilst on your luxury large group holiday or weekend break in Devon or Somerset – Haldon Forest Park is easily accessible from both counties. You’ll find scores of walking trails whether you want a gentle amble or a full on hike; hire bikes and go mountain biking. Horse lovers will be happy as there are over 10 miles of designated riding trails and a quarter of a mile gallop stretch; nature lovers can follow the Butterfly Trail and tick off the species they find. There’s heaps of family fun to be had at Go Ape Tree Top Adventure, or if you’re not so keen on heights, on the Segway trail (call 01392 832531 for further information).

There are charged car parks with gates locked when the park is closed.

Open Apr-Oct 8.30am-dusk      Oct-Apr 8.30-5pm            Closed Christmas Day 
All information correct at the time of writing.