The Haldons are the hidden hill range of Devon, despite being seen from almost every vantage point in the county. They are hidden in the sense that periodicals and books seem to possess a blind spot when it comes to writing about Devon hills: Dartmoor, Exmoor, yes - but the Haldons seem to be forgotten every time.
The Haldon Hills form a formidable tract of upland south of Exeter, generally flat on top but flanked by impressive slopes and deep combes on all sides. Althought not so high or wild as Dartmoor, from which it is separated by the valley of the River Teign, Haldon has a distinctive character of its own, a character that has been reflected in the people who have lived and worked or, in some cases, lived without working - on it over many centuries. ( text taken from 'Around & About The Haldon Hills - by Chips Barber)