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family play day

we packed two cars to the roofs with picnic stuff and games, we took ourselves and the grand kids... read more

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Loved it. Plenty of routes for differing abilities. Playgrounds to keep the kids entertained... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Durham Dales, Hamsterley DL13 3NL, England
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Reviewed today

Car parking charge of £10 is ridiculous. Its extortion and I for one will not be going back because of this. I dont really care what politically correct, or environmental excuse they come up with to try and justify this charge. Its daylight robbery

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Rob A
Reviewed yesterday

we packed two cars to the roofs with picnic stuff and games, we took ourselves and the grand kids to Hamsterley for the day. at first i thought the £6 parking charge was a bit over the top but when we saw what they had...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it. Plenty of routes for differing abilities. Playgrounds to keep the kids entertained. Spent nearly 3 hours there.kids were worn out and starving!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Storyteller783584
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last weekend (for the first time) with the intention of taking a nice long walk. We chose the longest trail, the organ he trail which was 4.5 miles, only to find that it stopped after 2 markers. There seems to be work going on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank HelenS9988
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning well kept Forrest with so much to do for everyone any age and an amazing place to visit all year round

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank morsonphotography
Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

If your idea of a decent walk is a well-defined trail with no map needed then this is for you. We chose the shortest circular route (2.5 miles) and it was lovely. We soon left the crowds at the carpark behind who were mainly parents...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank oliveh10
Reviewed February 13, 2019

If you've taken your children to the Gruffalo and the Highway Rat trails don't expect the same with Zog. It's a series of spread out plastic boards with albeit educational snippets but no character figures. To get anything out of it at all, you need...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

Spent a few hours here with family including my one year old son. We had a lovely walk around the gruffalo trail. Very clean areas and plenty places to sit and picnic. Play areas for kids are great and plenty of parking. Toilets very clean...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Angela I
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

Rode here today and rate the trails as son of the very best I've ridden. Loads of variety, technical descents, technical climbs. Just fun, highly recommended.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank chrislE1306FT
Reviewed November 24, 2018

A beautiful place with stunning woodland walks.Unfortunaly the sound of gun fire from the shoots ruined our time hear,trying to relax and enjoy the surroundings was impossible when we knew such cruel activities were taking place.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank yettiwalks
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April 12, 2019|
Response from shaw393 | Reviewed this property |
Hi so Roy cannot help with the campsite but, the bike hire shop is still there.
Hayley N
August 17, 2018|
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Response from ClevelandWomble | Reviewed this property |
Most of the trails are well marked. I suppose it depends how far you wander. We've never been concerned, just follow the stream and you'll find your way back