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Hamsterley Forest

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Address: Durham Dales, Hamsterley, England
Phone Number: 01388 488312
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Hamsterley Forest is just Beautiful

This forest is an absolute gem , it is a hive of activity and becoming more popular all the time , from walking , cycling , horse riding , children's activity walks and excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lisa P
County Durham, United Kingdom
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English first
County Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This forest is an absolute gem , it is a hive of activity and becoming more popular all the time , from walking , cycling , horse riding , children's activity walks and excellent play areas and soon to come Go Ape .There is a lovely Tea Rooms selling gorgeous home made cakes and throughout the forest there are areas... More 

Thank Lisa P
Crook, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some great walks through the forest. Very tranquil and relaxing. Great to finish the day off with a snack in the cafe

Thank abbsy2015
north east
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166 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Go here quite a few times for a walk. Parking either £1.50 per hr or £4 a day. Tracks easy to follow. Streams for kids to paddle in. Play n picnic areas. Nice cafe with lovely staff who make lovely honemade cakes. The only disappointment is there's not much wild life only see the odd bird and it doesn't matter... More 

Thank mturnbull
Durham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Probably the best Christmas trees in the world. For the fifth year in a row we have had the family trip to "hunt for our Christmas tree" , always a fantastic selection and the guys there are great, no matter how many trees you look at or how many times you go back to the first one !!

Thank Mowhay
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

One of the best forest adventures we have been on. The gruffalo trail is perfect for children all ages and follows the book perfectly. For those who love biking it's a dream up and downhill trail for all advanced skills. Streams to play in, hills to climb it's a fab day out for all

Thank Samjwelsh
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

While on holiday in nearby Wolsingham, we visited Hamsterley forest EVERY DAY. We simply couldn't stay away. It is breathtakingly beautiful at this time of year . We are looking to come back again to this area as we cannot bear the thought of not going to this forest again.

Thank Clare H
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

We visited midweek for a change so it was incredibly quiet and allowed us to appreciate the views so much more. Visitor buildings have all been updated and trail surfaces improved in places. New option to pay £1.50 for a short stay ( vs £4 for a full day) is welcome and will encourage us to visit more frequently

Thank CarrieP15
Level Contributor
42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Spent a day here on the bikes this summer. with the new addition of some new MTB trails it ties the whole area together with some great new flowing trails. I will definitely be coming back.

Thank rong236
Newcastle upon Tyne
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52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We, a family with kids 9 and 6, went to the forest today with our mountain bikes to do the "blue cycle ride". Very easy to find the forest and we parked at the main car park. It was £4 for the day and the machine had the facility to pay by card. Nice toilets by the car park too.... More 

Thank Joanna G
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Wardens have bad attitude with people who have gone there for years .especially when you have paid a bit of money in over the years .we have found a great place to walk and won't be going back

Thank terence g

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