Café - closed
Visitor Information Point and Descend Bike Park - Closed
Forest Drive opening at weekends Apr-Oct 9am-5pm
Follow signs from the A68, north of West Auckland.
There aren't any public transport links in to Hamsterley Forest.
Hamsterley Forest has introduced a new ticket-less parking system which uses automatic number plate recognition (ANPR), read the Frequently Asked Questions.
How do you pay by phone?
If you'd prefer not to visit a pay station or forget your payment card, you can now pay using your smart phone and the ‘Glide’ parking payment app (available to download on Google Play and Apple Store).
Forgotten to pay?
You can now pay off-site up to midnight on the day of your visit with the ‘Glide’ parking payment app for smart phones.
Overnight parking is not permitted.
Minibuses - £12.00
Coaches - £18.00
Our information points and visitor centre are closed.
Descend Bike Park currently closed
Our Café is closed
For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information: