The 40 foot towering presence of the stone obelisk is not an attraction in itself, although the epic views it overlooks is part of the reason it was constructed. In 1742, Thomas Balle, built the obelisk as a landmark for ships sailing up the River Exe.
These days you may not be able to catch a glimpse of any trade ships on their way up the River, but you’ll still be treated to truly breathtaking views of Exeter, Exmouth and Dawlish.
Park up at the Haldon Obelisk parking area and saunter through the flat terrain and you’ll be rewarded with these striking views.
This route joins an area used for exercising Huskies – so be prepared!