County Durham’s largest forest, Hamsterley has a mixture of deciduous woodland, meadows and coniferous woods.
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
- Hamsterley Forest, Redford, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 3NL
- 01388 488 312
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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.