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Hamsterley Forest

Redford
Hamsterley
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL13 3NL

Tel: +44 01388 488312

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Hamsterley Forest

Guide Prices

Forest Drive Toll Per Car £5. £10 per mini bus. £15 per coach. Annual Discovery Pass available.

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction

Awards

  • Visit EnglandQuality Assured Visitor Attraction Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2014
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    118
  • Very Good
    67
  • Average
    11
  • Poor
    6
  • Terrible
    7

Recent Reviews:

  • simon N
    Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great forest
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 17th December 2016
    We took our three children and my elderly mum , Parking is £5 for the day, we explored one of the walking trails , the new wooden playgrounds were just being finished, what was commissioned was very... Read full review
  • AngelOnYourShoulder
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Best MTB courses on my doorstep
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 31st October 2016
    Firstly it's 45 minutes from home so it's hardly my doorstep but it's the closest to my home. I've only been into MTB for the last 3-4 months. I've been to Hamsterley half a dozen times now and I am... Read full review
  • neenardeedar
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Basically a cycle track
    2 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 30th October 2016
    We use the forest regularly, but it has changed alot over the years. Basically it is now a cycle track with bikes flying out of unmarked forest tracks without warning, vans and trailers driving... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

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

Provider Facilities

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

Access Information

Opening Times

2016 (1 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
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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