October 22, 2015
Haldon Forest Park is a very well established place run by the Forestry Commission. The 2.5km Discovery Trail is suitable for the whole family. The Challenge Trail is 10km of easy riding on a wide smooth trail. The Ridge Ride is suitable for intermediate riders with a little exposure, some rocks and roots, some moderate climbing and descending. The 1km 'extreme' circuit is steeper, with rocks, roots and berms but is advanced rather than extreme.
The park is very visitor friendly - the trails are clearly marked, the cafe is good and not overpriced and you can hire a bike or get your own repaired. You have to pay for parking.