Hamsterley Forest, Hamsterley

#6 of 21 in Parks in County Durham
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  • August 15, 2017
    We headed for Hamsterley with the intention of embarking on a short hike with the kids (11, 9), and were rewarded with a nice 4.5mi trek (the "orange" route) through some beautiful woodland. The walk ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Parked at the bottom end of the forest - was a two mile walk to the main car park. Lots of cyclists but room for everyone. Had a lovely time. It was nice and peaceful in the forest itself.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    We visited here when staying in the Bishop Auckland area. It's a short drive from there, and is well signposted. Parking for the day is £6 - a little steep BUT looks like they have spent a lot of mone...  more »
  • Great for walking dogs, and photography, and cycling at any level with loads of different terrain in one route. Nice cafe with inside and outside seating, and staff in bike hire place helpful. Plenty of car parking and a nice little stream at back of car park for dogs to run in and clean off after, also a fav of toddlers. Parking charges but not excessive.
  • Great place for a day out with the kids. Or on bikes. Or on foot. Lots of play areas, cycle paths foot paths and bridleways. Great little cafe. Clean loos. And lots of trees countryside and wildlife
  • Lovely place for walkers and bikers, however too many dog owners allow there dogs to just run wild on the trails which is not only inconsiderate to others trail users, its just dangerous to bikers. We all want to enjoy the forest and that is fine but there either needs to separate trails for walkers and bikers or dogs should be on leads at all times!
  • I have been coming here as long as I can remember beautiful place. Great for families , walking , cycling etc. A local gem.
  • Come here quite regular to walk and ride on the bikes. Fantastic place to go and get some fresh air. Excellent trails if your into Mountain Biking. Kids trail is excellent as well. Well worth a visit.

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