The nation's forests and facilities are open, but please follow government coronavirus guidelines when planning your visit - read our coronavirus guidance.

We are sorry but you cannot BBQ in our forests at this time.

This is to help support social distancing while our sites are very busy and to help prevent forest fires. 

Our bookable BBQs are closed. Please do not use your own disposable BBQ.

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at one of our beautiful picnic areas located throughout the forest. Just bring along good food and company!

Contained portable barbecues are permitted in picnic sites and car parks along the Forest Drive. Open fires are strictly prohibited. Please do not place disposable barbecues directly on picnic tables. If placed on the ground, please use stones or barbecue legs to raise the barbecue. Please ensure the barbecue is fully extinguished and cold before disposing.

Useful information

Hamsterley Forest, Bedburn, Hamsterley, DL13 3NL
Please tidy up after yourself and take all litter away with you.