The following trails will be closed on Sat 14 Sept due to a car rally taking place in the forest. These are all horse-riding trails, Spurlswood Walk, Blue MTB Trail and sections of Red/Black MTB Trail (Odd Sox & Poulty's Last Blast through to Nitrous).
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Weekdays

Monday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Forest Drive 9am - 5pm
Cafe 10am - 5pm
Tuesday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Forest Drive 9am - 5pm
Cafe 10am - 5pm
Wednesday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Forest Drive 9am - 5pm
Cafe 10am - 5pm
Thursday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Forest Drive 9am - 5pm
Cafe 10am - 5pm
Friday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Forest Drive 9am - 5pm
Cafe 10am - 5pm

Weekends

Saturday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Forest Drive 9am - 5pm
Cafe 9am - 6pm
Sunday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Forest Drive 9am - 5pm
Cafe 9am - 6pm

How to find us

How to find us
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

Main car park is at the Visitor Centre but there is additional parking in grass car parks along Forest Drive. Hamsterley forest has introduced a new ticketless parking system which uses automatic number plate recognition (ANPR). For FAQs please click here.

 

Parking Charges

Weekdays and weekends in off peak times
Up to 1 hour £2.00
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

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
Disabled toilet
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Play Area
Toilets
Visitor Centre

Contact details

Activities at Hamsterley Forest

Two boys interact with UV sign and iPad
Coming soon: Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail at Hamsterley Forest
Hamsterley Descend downhill mountain biker
Cycling and mountain biking trails at Hamsterley Forest
trail runners
Forestry 100 Running series - Hamsterley Forest 10k
Family walking Forest of Dean generic
Geocaching at Hamsterley Forest
Gruffalo orienteering activity pack on the grass
Gruffalo Orienteering at Hamsterley Forest
Giant Gruffalo Sculpture in the Forest
Gruffalo Sculptures at Hamsterley Forest
Horse riders on a woodland trail
Horse riding trails at Hamsterley Forest
Group of three people walking past a tree
Orienteering at Hamsterley Forest
Group having picnic forest of dean
Picnics and barbecues at Hamsterley Forest
children on the play trail at Hamsterley Forest
Viking Wildplay at Hamsterley Forest
dog walking in Hamsterley Forest
Walking trails at Hamsterley Forest
Children on Zog Trail
Zog activity trail at Hamsterley Forest
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