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Hamsterley Forest

From £5.00
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL13 3NL

Tel: +44 01388 488312

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Hamsterley Forest

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Forest Drive Toll Per Car£5.00 per ticket type

£10 per mini bus. £15 per coach. Annual Discovery Pass available.


  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction


  • Visit EnglandQuality Assured Visitor Attraction Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2014
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousVisit County Durham Official Partner Visit County Durham Official Partner 2016


  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Recent Reviews:

  • y2keable
    Ovington, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 22nd September 2016
    My local MBT haunt, come here to shred the trails 8-10 times a month. The trails are some of the best I know, though not by far the hardest. The black trail isn't as hard as most red trails and the... Read full review
  • JenniferT89
    Trip Type:
    Lovely walks and views
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 18th September 2016
    Came here for a walk out with partner and little boy (4months). Didn't know what to expect as i had heard mixed reviews. Not ideal with little babies and a pushchair but the views are lovely. We... Read full review
  • SixPies
    Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Excellent for Biking/Walking/Playgrounds but AVOID THE CAFE
    3 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 13th September 2016
    We live locally and visit the forest often to let the kids play or to go biking. Facilities for kids and biking are developing all the time with lots of new stuff springing up. However, make sure you... Read full review


Provider Features

  • Forest Location
  • Outdoor Attraction


  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - £5 per car, £10 minibus, £15 coach. Season ticket available


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Open daily March to October and school holidays, weekends only during winter.
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - also allowed in cafe. (stick & flick policy on dog waste)
  • Toilets

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Opening Times

2016 (1 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)
Monday - Sunday08:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday08:00 - 17:00

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A68. Follow brown 'Hamsterley Forest' signs from A68 north of Bishop Auckland.

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