Hamsterley Forest

Visitor Information
Visitor Information: Hamsterley Forest
  • Opening Hours
  • How to find us
  • Parking and Prices
  • Facilities and access
  • Contact Details

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Open every day.  

Weekdays

Monday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Forest Drive 09.00-17.00
Tuesday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Forest Drive 09.00-17.00
Wednesday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Forest Drive 09.00-17.00
Thursday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Forest Drive 09.00-17.00
Friday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Forest Drive 09.00-17.00

Weekends

Saturday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Forest Drive 09.00-17.00
Sunday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Forest Drive 09.00-17.00
How to find us

How to find us

How to find us
Hamsterley Forest , Bedburn, Hamsterley
Sat Nav Postcode: DL13 3NL
By Car

Follow signs from the A68, north of West Auckland.  

By Public Transport

There aren't any public transport links in to Hamsterley Forest

OS Grid Ref
NZ092312

54.6747146, -1.8230975

Parking and Prices

Parking and Prices

Main car park is at the Visitor Centre but there is additional parking in grass car parks along Forest Drive.  

Parking Charges

Weekdays and weekends in off peak times
Up to 1 hour £1.50
All day £6.00
Bank holiday weekends
All day £10.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses - £12.00

Coaches - £18.00

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money with a Discovery Pass - Find out more about the discovery pass
Number of disabled parking spaces: 3
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Facilities and access

Facilities and access

Please note the café is temporarily closed.
In the meantime, you can still enjoy a hot drink and delicious snacks from the mobile caterer in the main car park at weekends.

The information point, where you can pick up maps and leaflets, is open 9am-4pm daily. Please note that the information point is at times is unstaffed.

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Bike wash
Cycle hire
Disabled toilet
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Play Area
Toilets
Visitor Centre

Explore Hamsterley Forest

From wildlife watching and dark sky gazing, to adventure play for all the family and high octane mountain biking, there is something to keep all members of your group busy all day.

A great value day out, you can refresh in the café, or paddle and picnic by the river - oh and sadly for all teenagers, there is no mobile phone signal!                                 

At a glance

  • 4 walking trails
  • 4 cycling trails
  • 2 Horse riding trails
  • Play areas
  • Café
  • Bike hire
Discovery Pass membership invitation - click to find out more about membership
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