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Picnics and Barbecues at Hamsterley Forest

BBQs and fires are currently not allowed – there is a high risk of forest fires

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.