Find out about the business partnership opportunities currently available with Forestry England

Updated 28th July 2021

Expression of interest for Hamsterley bike park tender

Forestry England intend to tender a concession opportunity to develop, maintain and operate an existing 10 hectare Bike Park in Hamsterley Forest, County Durham in July 2021, due to expiry of the current licence. The site, currently known as Descend Bike Park, is an established advanced cycling destination with a network of downhill trails and features, with a 25 space car park, over-flow car park and space for built facilities and the operation of an minibus uplift service.

We intend to hold a series of market engagement events to inform interested companies of our options for the future business opportunity. The purpose of these events is to welcome engagement with the wider market and for potential suppliers to provide feedback on the feasibility of our emerging specification.

The events will take place on site at Hamsterley Forest on Monday(s) 7 June and 14 June, with individual timeslots available for suppliers at 9am - 11am, 12pm - 2pm and 3pm - 5pm.    

Companies wishing to express an interest in this opportunity and/or interested in attending a market engagement event at Hamsterley Forest should notify Sam Harris, Commercial Advisor at to receive further information on the event and to register an interest in a specific date.


Call for new events at Bedgebury Pinetum 

We have an exciting opportunity for a new event to take place at Bedgebury and invite your proposals. Are you an organisation with experience producing outdoor events to an exceptional standard? Do you have an exciting and innovative event you would like to stage at Bedgebury?

If so, we want to hear your ideas.

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Expressions Of Interest for ticket agents

Primary ticket agents for our Forest Live music programme.

Interested parties will be considered on a number of factors, including:

  • Database size
  • Sales experience relevant to our product (genre)
  • Geographical area served
  • Credit history
  • Ability to use Forestry England ticket stock (no e-tickets)
  • Stance on the secondary sales market

Decisions will be made depending on opportunities available, which may be limited by existing ticket agents. Please note there is a maximum number of agents we are able to work with at any one time so opportunities may not always be available. 

Please visit our Forest Live music programme for further information.

Expressions of interest in this work can be made at any time by contacting


Expressions Of Interest are invited for commercial marketing partnerships

We are continually looking for commercial marketing partnerships and sponsorship that meet our marketing objectives.

We have a range of events that can be sponsored and we are happy to talk to companies and organisations about innovative ways to explain who we are and what we do and promote our sites to their customers.

Our objectives are:

  • Inform people about our work
  • Raise awareness of our sites, events, activities and membership
  • Raise awareness of the importance of trees, woods and forests

We have recently worked with companies to promote our forest and activities via their websites and apps. We would be interested in hearing about other similar opportunities.

Expressions of interest in this work can be made at any time by contacting