Mamhead Trail, Haldon

The trail at Mamhead is part of Haldon Forest Park, managed by the Forestry Commission.

It is more easily accessed from its own car park (which is free). To get there from Exeter, stay left on the A380 up Telegraph Hill, and take the left turning signposted for Mamhead and Starcross. Along this lane take the first right turning signposted for Ashcombe, the car park is visible a short way along on the left.

The start of the trail is easily found by noticeboards and a wooden sculpture of a toadstool. There are other enchanted features along the way if you keep your eyes and imagination open!

The trail takes you along surfaces paths suitable for wheelchairs and buggies and there are benches and seats along the way for a rest or a snack spot.

There is a beautiful pausing place at the Mamhead Obelisk, where you can sit and look out across the Exe Estuary to sea. It’s breathtaking in any weather and well worth the trip alone!

After this you can choose to take a path that extends the walk, or continue on the main path – they rejoin together further on to complete the loop. Both routes remain buggy friendly but the longer one is a bit rougher underfoot.

It’s a great place for all ages, with lots of space to run around and lots of side paths to explore. Enjoy!


8 thoughts on “Mamhead Trail, Haldon

  1. Thanks for posting a pram friendly walk, I’m going to list it as one of the suggested walks for Baby’s a steps Walking Group for March.

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    • I think it asks for no cycling on the main path but I can’t find where I read that! It may be because it’s designed to be an accessible route for wheelchairs. The surface is very wheel friendly and I’ve seen families with small children on balance bikes having a great time!


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