|1 hour walks|
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This part of Haldon is still free from racing cyclists and is therefore much preferred by walkers.
From Exeter,branch off the A38 onto the A380 to Torquay; at the top of Telegraph Hill turn lefttowards Starcross.
Free Mamhead Car Park or smaller Car Park
Walk 1 Obelisk (3 miles)
An easy and most popular circular walk through Haldon forest past the obelisk,towering above Mamhead; it dates back to 1742 when it was constructed by Thomas Balle,owner of Mamhead,to serve as a landmark for ships sailing up the Exe.
Here you can enjoy a picnic and truly breathtaking views of Exeter and the estuary.
The route joins an area used for exercising Huskies - so be prepared !
Just before your return,a recent clearing of forest land has created unique views of the coastline between Exmouth & Dawlish.
|1hr 10 mins|
212 - 247 m
quality of track
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There are no steep climbs.
Walk 2 Obelisk (1.2 miles)
A shorter and equally pleasant walk to the obelisk.
|This is one of our 'Thirty Five Minute Walks'|
Free Mamhead Car Park
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Walk 1 Haldon Revised Obelisk Walk
Haldon obelisk area
|Walks near Haldon Obelisk:|
|Little Switzerland (cyclist free)|
|This peaceful walk is virtually cyclist free and culminates in a track through a rich forest similar to those found in Switzerland or Germany.|
|This is one of our most popular walks following public footpaths and quiet lanes.|
|A delightful walk from Kenn into Haldon.You will be rewarded with commanding views of a part of Devon that hasn't changed for centuries.|