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

Please note our Pay and Display machines only take coins and can't give change. We currently have one machine that takes card payments-this is located next to the washrooms in the main car park.

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction

Awards

  • 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
      186
    • Very Good
      105
    • Average
      20
    • Poor
      11
    • Terrible
      15

    Recent Reviews:

    • Querkybump
      North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Lovely place
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 3rd May 2019
      Went midweek with a few uni friends, place was so peaceful and we did the orange walk..about 4 miles. Couple of steepish hills but the varied views were amazing. It was £6 to park but was great... Read full review
    • 359saraf
      Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Busy Bank Holiday
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 4th May 2019
      We visited over the Easter bank holiday as we had never been to Hamsterley before and fancied somewhere new for the kids. I invited my mam and dad as well as my sister to come along with me, my... Read full review
    • Sh4y4
      Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Great Walk
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 6th May 2019
      My mum and I visited Hamsterley Forest for a bank holiday walk. I knew about the £10 parking charge for the day as I had read the reviews and website previous to this. It is expensive but in... 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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