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Hamsterley Forest

Hamsterley Forest
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL13 3NL

Tel: +44 01388 488312

Fax: +44 01388 488581

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2000 hectares of mixed woodland lying between the Wear and Tees valleys on the edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Hamsterley is a delightful oasis of broadleaved and coniferous woodland, sprawling along the sides of a sheltered valley. Visitors to Hamsterley have no shortage of options when it comes to activities. With waymarked walks, bike hire, cycle routes and horse riding trails, all levels of fitness and ability are catered for. Cycle hire is available on site -

There is also a forest play park which is open all year round. A Discovery Pass is available to buy which gives free parking all year round plus other benefits for only £40.00 per annum.

Opening Times

2014 Summer (01/04/2014 - 30/09/2014)
Bank Holiday08:0020:00
2014/15 Winter (01/10/2014 - 31/03/2015)
Bank Holiday08:0017:00

* Hamsterley Tearoom open daily April-Sept, weekends during winter.

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