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A 3km circular route for beginners who are looking for a challenge

The first half of the trail passes through conifer plantation along a meadow on good forest tracks. The route throws in a bit of a challenge in the second half with a steeper forest trail section to add to the mix. Keep a look out for the Forest Head art piece adjacent to the trail.

This route offers a great challenge for novice runners wanting to improve their stamina and fitness level. This trail is suitable for fell, trail, track and trail shoes. Winter weather conditions may vary the terrain.

Trail information

Hamsterley Forest, Bedburn, Hamsterley, DL13 3NL
This trail is waymarked.
Trail Length
3km