Permanent Orienteering Courses

Permanent Orienteering Courses

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Haldon Forest Park (F.C.)

RegionSouth West
ClubDevon Orienteering Club
Nearest townExeter
PostcodeEX6 7XR
Carpark locationHaldon Forest Park, Nr Exeter

Available Map

Updated 18 August 2018. The Haldon permanent courses are in the process of replacement. New posts are now in the forest, but they have not yet had plaques placed on them. Courses will gradually be brought on-line through Autumn 2018. The base map has also been updated during 2018.

However, "Gruffalo Orienteering" for children is very much open, and maps for this can be obtained from the Rangers' Office.

If you're new to orienteering, you may wish to hear that Devon Orienteering Club is providing an introduction to orienteering course at Haldon Forest Park during September and October 2018. Please see the Devon Orienteering Club website.

Please note that Haldon Forest Park is a working forest. If you encounter any forest operations during your visit please adhere to all on-site safety signage. Also, pay particular attention to cyclists - the cycle tracks are clearly marked on the map and you are advised to stay off them and cross them with caution!

Users can always contact the Ranger's Office beforehand on 0300 067 5826 and speak to a member of the team for further information. 

Travelling by car on the A38 turn off at the exit for Exeter Racecourse (there are no slip roads for this turning). Follow the signs for Haldon Forest Park. The car park is on the left.


Tel: 0300 067 5826 (Ranger’s Office with answerphone)
Email: Haldon Rangers

Entry Charges & Facilities

See Haldon Forest Park website

Watch out for cyclists

For details about how to make the best use of Permanent Orienteering Courses, and safety considerations, see:

Devon Orienteering website.

Safety and Risk

Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety whilst using the course.

Other Things to do in the Area

Whether you want a quiet gentle stroll or an exhilarating mountain biking experience, there’s something for you at Haldon Forest Park. 3,500 acres of woodland just fifteen minutes from Exeter.

Haldon Forest Park


Maps Available From



Further Information

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners