Hamsterley Forest

Forestry England
Redford
Hamsterley Forest
County Durham
DL13 3NL

Tel: +44 01388 488312

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Hamsterley Forest

Guide Prices

Forest Drive Toll Per Car £6 (£10 Bank Holidays from Easter to 31 August). £12 per mini bus. £18 per coach. Annual Discovery Pass available £49

We now have a new pay on exit system in place. Number plate cameras will record your entry, just input your car registration at a pay station just before you leave and pay. All our pay stations accept card payment ONLY (except the one next to the Café which takes both cash and cards)

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction

Awards

  • Visit EnglandVAQAS VAQAS 2019
  • Visit EnglandQuality Assured Visitor Attraction Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2017
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      197
    • Very Good
      111
    • Average
      23
    • Poor
      12
    • Terrible
      17

    Recent Reviews:

    • AnneLoft
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Brilliant day out
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 5th September 2019
      Visited the forest today and thoroughly enjoyed myself with hubby and dog. Trails and paths clearly marked, explaining difficulties and terrain. The forest is well maintained and accommodates a wide... Read full review
    • Zabalaman
      Durham, United Kingdom
      Bikers paradise.
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 6th September 2019
      Brilliant place for all the family with plenty of play areas for the toddlers.Lots of walk within the forest. If your really up for a blast and your into mountain biking this is the place for you to... Read full review
    • BrianG_325
      Stockport, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Great for kids and adults
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 9th September 2019
      Visited twice in the space of 3 days with two sets of grandchildren Great walks to be had and plenty to keep the children entertained- excellent play areas dotted throughout the trail Read full review

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • Access Statement - Please see below

    Parking & Transport

    • Parking (charge) - £6 to park all day, £10 on all bank holiday weekends from Easter to August inclusive

    Provider Facilities

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

    Access Information

    Opening Times

    Season (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday09:00 - 17:00

    * Opening Dawn to dusk. Forest drive 9:00 - 17:00

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

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

    Public Transport Directions

    Unfortunately, there is no public transport available to the forest

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