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Activities at Hamsterley Forest

dog walking in Hamsterley Forest
Walking trails at Hamsterley Forest
Woman using Zog app
Zog activity trail at Hamsterley Forest
Hamsterley Descend downhill mountain biker
Cycling and mountain biking trails at Hamsterley Forest
Giant Gruffalo Sculpture in the Forest
Gruffalo Sculptures at Hamsterley Forest
Horse riders riding through the forest on a sunny day
Horse riding trails at Hamsterley Forest
Running trainers on forest floor
parkrun at Hamsterley Forest
Group having picnic forest of dean
Picnics at Hamsterley Forest
Child on bike looking at Gruffalo's Child Hamsterley Forest
Riverside trail at Hamsterley Forest
Runner on forest trail
Running trails at Hamsterley Forest
children on the play trail at Hamsterley Forest
Viking Wildplay at Hamsterley Forest
Woman walking through the forest towards sunbeams
Wellbeing trail at Hamsterley Forest

Nearby forests

Chopwell Wood bench under trees

Chopwell Wood really is a wood for everyone. This 360-hectare mixed woodland is a real gem, set right on the fringe of Gateshead.

Close up of spruce tree trunk

Overlooking Derwent Reservoir, Slaley Forest is home to a selection of forest roads which give you access to the forest.

Open all year, come rain or shine, the forest is a great location for a leisurely woodland walk or bike ride.  


Kielder Water and Forest Park

Although it's England's largest forest, Kielder is not just about trees. At any one time, a quarter of the area of Kielder is open space, including England’s largest area of blanket bog. Kielder is also England’s most important red squirrel reserve, home to the biggest remaining population of red squirrels in the country.

Guisborough Forest

Discover the most breathtaking 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 trim trail, a cycling trail, play areas and superb walking trails for relaxing, connecting to nature and getting lost in the trees. 

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