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Hamsterley Forest

Address: Durham Dales, Hamsterley, England
Phone Number: 01388 488312
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Hamsterley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Nature & Parks
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Type: Forests, Nature & Parks

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Lovely day out, went to go on the Gruffalo trail easy walk kids enjoyed it, easy to follow route that we have walked before but adds interest for the kids. Worth having a little read of the signs gets the kids asking questions looking at what's around them.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It's our second visit to The forest, it was a cold wet day on Sunday ' no such thing as bad weather just incorrect clothing ' we walked the 4.5 mile route(Orange) with our 2 springers we all had a throughly great time stopped half way round for a brew from our flask and took in the views between the... More 

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Spennymoor, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We recently moved to the area and love our walking as a family and were excited for what we would find at Hamsterley. We were not disappointed. We took our kids through a walk called the gruffalo trail and my son loves the gruffalo so that was him happy for the day, especially when he saw the huge wood carved... More 

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Spennymoor, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Hamsterley forest is beautiful. The surroundings are picturesque. Car parking is cheap and it is perfect for picnics and barbecues etc. It's fun to walk in the river and chill on the side, also hamsterley forest is great for bikes because it has different difficulty tracks. Lastly, it has a gift shop with friendly staff. Overall it's amazing. Plus must... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Me and my friends went to walk along the rivers and it was fabulous although the wind was nippy we had a perfectly pleasant walk. It has a lovely picnic area with picnic benches and once the sun came out we had a gorgeous picnic lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

great walks and views a good place to get away and relax ,always something to see and do.....................

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Visited Hamsterly on the 26/10/14 with my fiancee after reading trip adviser decided to do the orange walk. when we arrived i had a look at the notice board to see which route the orange walk took but could only see mountain bike routes. we headed to the bridge at the corner of the car park and noticed the orange... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Another brilliant day at Hamsterley Forest. We enjoy the walking - shame we are too old for the mountain biking, the routes look really exciting for the young in heart. The Autumn colours are beginning to show through creating beautiful views. And not forgetting the excellent cafe for a lunch time snack before we begin the walk and a cuppa... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Good bike trails well routed and expected facilities for MTB, great single tracks and knarly descents. Good paths onto the moors

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Durham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We arrived at the car park and as we got out of the car, I just exclaimed "wow!". We were surrounded by such natural beauty and it was stunning! My husband and I decided to do the orange trail and it was a great walk to do. It was very well sign-posted and about 4.5 miles long. It took us... More 

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