Hamsterley Forest

Hamsterley Forest

County Durham’s largest forest, Hamsterley has a mixture of deciduous woodland, meadows and coniferous woods.

Outdoor activities

It combines commercial forestry with a variety of natural habitats. You’ll find a variety of walking, cycling and horse riding trails. Additional facilities include a shop, a children’s adventure playground, toilets, cycle hire and a downhill mountain bike course.

Hamsterley Forest is also a Dark Sky Discovery Site.

Terrain: Boggy ground, off-road sections, on-road sections, steep sections

More to explore

Use the link below to view the visit and explore map, and discover walks, trails, activities and more across the North Pennines AONB and UNESCO Global Geopark.

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