21st June, 2021 by Alpine Park Cottages
Just a 20 minutes (14miles) drive from Alpine Park Cottages, you will find Haldon Forest. Owned by Forestry England, Haldon Forest Park is 3500 acres of woodland. If you love the outdoors, then you will love Haldon Forest. Enjoy on one of the three walking trails: -
Discovery Trail 1.5 miles
This is a great all-ability trail for walkers and beginner cyclists. The surfaced trail is accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs it also has regular resting points.
There are fun features along the route for children, regular resting points and some stunning views to be enjoyed.
Raptor Trail – 3 miles
Explore the wide variety of forest environment – suitable for energetic families, with a few steep ascents and descents.
Butterfly Trail – 4 miles
This trail has varied surface and is steep in places.
Haldon Forest is also home to Go Ape for thrill seekers and family adventurers, with hilltop to hilltop zip wire and high level crossings. Treetop Adventure is designed for younger families in mind, Height restrictions do apply (1m plus), whereas Treetop Challenger is for those more adventurous.
Looking for a fun way to travel through the forest, then why not try a Segway Tour. Highly recommend.
For our younger guests, there are two play areas. Try to find the Stick Man in the woods!
There are picnic areas around the forest but if you fancy a treat then the Ridge Café do excellent food.