Haldon forest has always been a favourite of mine, when we were small we used to take a trip to the forest and walk the coloured signed trails to see where we would end up and what we could find along the way.
This year we have bought a Discovery Pass and intend to make the most of it! The pass costs £30 for a year which allows you to park for free, discount in the coffee shop (it’s worth it just for this) and a few other discounts.
With our pass firmly stuck in the window and after a small battle to find a parking space (we made the rookie error of going at peak time – 11ish) we pulled on our muddy shoes and went off in search of a trail.
It was a beautiful sunny day so was fairly busy, we headed towards the big maps to have a look at where we’d like to go. We chose the Tree Trail which was 2.5 miles, it says on the website that this is a hard trail but I am not sure it is, perhaps if you didn’t have proper footwear? We found it to be OK though.
We set off along our way and found it to be a really picturesque walk in the sunshine. The signs were fairly easy to follow and helped us to navigate our way around easily enough. It was busy with bikes on the various different cycle trails so we had to be mindful of them too.
It didn’t take us too long to get round and we were appreciative of the views as we made our way around. We came across a few nice little features a long our trek, including a tunnel made out of branches
We were soon coming back up the hill which made for an even nicer view – the colour of that sky!
Haldon Forest has something for everyone whether it be the daring heights of Go Ape or the Gruffalo Trail for the younger ones, you’ll be sure to find something to please the most difficult of person. We enjoyed our morning out and will be back again soon I’m sure!