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Haldon Forest Park - Forestry Commission

Haldon Forest Park - Forestry Commission

King's Road, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7XR

Haldon Forest is a Forestry Commission property on the outskirts of Exeter. Its distance away from the bright city lights meets its free from most light pollution, and as such, the skies are incredibly dark during new moon periods. In early 2017 the park opened a self-led stargazing discovery trail. It’s a fantastic place for families to go and spend an evening away from the television and games console! Forestry England recommends the venue as an excellent spot for stargazing.


Haldon Forest Park - Forestry Commission has been recommended as a great place to stargaze by the local authority, national park, community organisation or property owner. May require payment for access or parking.

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Forestry England

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Please contact Forestry England directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

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Weather forecast for Haldon (0.4 miles away) updated 19/08/22 at 04:00.




Events nearby

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  • Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

    Thursday 25th August 2022 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

    Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY (16.0 miles away)

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  • Tiverton and Mid Devon Astronomy Society meeting

    Friday 2nd September 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Blundell's Preparatory School, Tiverton, EX16 4NA (18.5 miles away)

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  • Tiverton and Mid Devon Astronomy Society meeting

    Friday 9th September 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Blundell's Preparatory School, Tiverton, EX16 4NA (18.5 miles away)

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  • Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Afternoon

    Wednesday 14th September 2022 from 14:15pm to 16:15pm

    Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY (16.0 miles away)

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  • Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

    Thursday 22nd September 2022 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

    Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY (16.0 miles away)

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