Discover more about how forests are managed sustainably for wildlife, people and timber through hands-on activities

Hamsterley Forest is a delightful 2000 hectare oasis in the heart of the Durham Dales. The forest offers fantastic learning opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.

With a forest classroom, café and a variety of trails, Hamsterley Forest is a wonderful setting for groups to get involved in a range of learning activities that combine hands-on education with ideas for active minds.

Whether you want to book a guided visit or organise your own trip, there are lots of opportunities and free downloadable resources.

For information on booking a led or self-led visit for your group, please contact our learning partner OASES at