Guisborough Forest

Visitor information

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

Discover the most breath-taking 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 superb walking trails, a steady cycling trail, play areas and picnic areas for relaxing, connecting to nature and getting lost in the trees. 

A visit to Guisborough will uncover many wonders such as carved sculptures dotted about the forest, a Gruffalo Party Trail, and some of the very best views over Teesside. Discover a new way to immerse yourself in nature with a walk around the newly introduced Wellbeing Trail.

With visually prominent upper slopes by the Hanging Stone, explore a range of habitats from forest to heather moorland. Guisborough Forest is full of rich industrial heritage, owed to the Cleveland Ironstone Formation running across the site.

At a glance

Feel good in the forest

Feel Good in the Forest at Guisborough Forest

Feel Good in the Forest is a supportive programme of activities for people with mild-to-moderate health conditions, or who are looking to improve their health and wellbeing, to meet new people and enjoy being outdoors. Join us for activities like photography walk, journaling sessions and Tai Chi.

What's on

Forest event
5, 12 and 19 August
11am to 1pm
Guisborough Forest and Walkway

Improve your photography skills with a camera or smart phone with these guided walking photography session. A safe, supportive and friendly environment with time included to share...

Forest event
3 August
10am to 1pm
Guisborough Forest and Walkway

Enjoy a guided nature walk through the forest to boost your physical wellbeing and to find journaling sit spots. Once comfortable, spend a couple of hours exploring an area of...

Forest event
4 August, 1 September and 27 October
11am to 12 noon
Guisborough Forest and Walkway

Join us in mindful movement and enjoy the ancient practice of Tai Chi in the forest. This session aims to introduce you to this gentle exercise to aid flexibility, strength and...

A circular trail through the natural landscape of Guisborough Forest. With sections of steady climbs and pocket sections of views across the Tees Valley. This route is suitable for...

Guisborough Forest offers a range of activities as part of our Feel Good in the Forest project. These activities are free to take part in and include optional time at the end for...

The Gruffalo is celebrating his 25th birthday and to celebrate, everyone is invited to take part in a brand-new forest adventure.

What to expect

The interactive family trail...

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...

Nearby forests

A view of open arable land with a range of hills on the skyline.

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...

A view of arable land with Roseberry Topping in the skyline

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...

A line of conifer trees disappearing into the distance surrounding the right edge of a buttercup meadow.

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

The mosaic of broadleaved and conifer trees, as well as ponds and meadows makes...

A forest track with trees either side. In the distance is a view across a valley covered by forest.

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...

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