Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

The Visitor Centre is a joint venture managed and run by Redcar & Cleveland Council. It is open 7 days per week and further information is available here.

How to find us

How to find us
Pinchinthorpe, Guisborough
Sat Nav Postcode: TS14 8HD
By Car

From Guisborough take the A171 west to the A173. Follow the A173 for 300 metres and look for the entrance to Guisborough Forest and Walkway Visitor Centre on the left side of the road. 

Access on foot can also made via Belmangate and Butt Lane in Guisborough and via Hutton Lowcross village.

OS Grid Ref
NZ 586152

54.5291813, -1.0957031

Parking and prices

The car park at Guisborough is owned by by Redcar and Cleveland Council, please see their website for more information

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

Picnic area
Play Area

Contact details

Explore this stunning location at the gateway of Teesside and the North York Moors

Discover the most breathtaking views as you take a walk through stunning natural scenery at Guisborough Forest.

Nestled between Teesside and the North York Moors, Guisborough Forest is home to a trim trail, a cycling trail, play areas and superb walking trails for relaxing, connecting to nature and getting lost in the trees. 

Our newly installed Superworm Trail gives you the perfect opportunity for all to discover the small but mighty creatures in the much-loved story and unlock your inner forest hero!

 

At a glance

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Things to do

An easy/moderate trail of 4.5 miles. The route includes climbs and ascents requiring some cycling skills and fitness.

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at our beautiful picnic area, just bring along good food and company!

To prevent forest fires and reduce waste, please do not bring any barbecues into our forests.

Discover the small but mighty creatures in the much-loved story and learn about the everyday heroic feats of minibeasts in the forest.

The new self-led trail features brightly illustrated panels and a trail pack full of fun activities, including your very own mask.

Set off with Superworm and become a forest superhero!

Superworm lasso a trail activity pack!

What superhero antics will you pull off in your forest superhero mask?

Inside the Superworm trail pack you’ll find:

Kraft bag to colour in Forest superhero mask 7 creature facts cards Activity sheet to complete at home Stickers Pencil and crayon Trail leaflet

To keep visitors and our staff safe we are asking that people make contactless payments when buying their trail activity packs and wear a face covering during the purchase.

Follow the trail

The trail should keep the young ones entertained for around an hour leaving plenty of time to find more fun and explore the forest. 

It is important that visitors follow social distancing guidelines along the trail and keep 2m apart from other groups where possible.  

Share your experiences and photos with #SuperwormTrail

© 2012 & TM Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. Licensed by Magic Light Pictures Ltd.

Get out in the great outdoors on one of our walking trails at Guisborough Forest. All of the trails will get your blood pumping and reward you with great views and stunning scenery. 

Nearby forests

Green rolling hills in the countryside with blue skies

Found on the edge of Middlesbrough, Gribdale Gate car park provides a great starting point for a network of paths and trails. 

Follow the long-distance Cleveland Way footpath and adventure into Coate Moor, a forest haven just waiting to be explored. If you want to venture further afield, the trail runs up to the historic Captain Cook's monument. The steep climbs are definitely worth it for the unparalleled views across the Cleveland Hills!

Green rolling hills in the countryside with blue skies

Nestled halfway up the slopes of the Cleveland Hills, Clay Bank is a great base for walkers, hikers and view seekers alike.

Clay Bank offers you easy access to the Cleveland Way, Yorkshire's famous 109 mile long trail that stretches from the dramatic coastline to the beautiful heather moorland. 

Don't miss out on the panoramic views that stretch to Kildale, Roseberry Topping, Teesside. 

Two women walking excitable dogs on grass path

Coatham wood, found near Stockton, is a newly planted community woodland, with the first trees planted in 1999.

The mosaic of broadleaved and conifer trees, as well as ponds and meadows makes Coatham a great habitat for all kinds of wildlife. Look out for newts and dragonflies around the ponds, or you may spot a deer grazing in one of the open areas. All 5 native species of owl have been spotted around the woodland.

Family of four walking through the forest on a rocky path

Adjacent to Over Silton village, Silton Forest is a great place for an energetic walk, peaceful picnic or breath of fresh air. 

Start your forest adventure from the Moor Lane Car Park and prepare for some blood pumping climbs. Trust us when we say the views are worth it! 

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