Wellbeing trail at Hamsterley Forest

Experience the wellbeing benefits of nature at Hamsterley Forest

Spending time amongst the trees and really noticing nature is scientifically proven to boost our mental and physical health. Take some time for you and try our new wellbeing trail at Hamsterley Forest, a mindful walk through the forest that invites you to really relax. 

What to expect 

You will see themed panels along the trail which will prompt you to pause, notice and connect with the forest. Our wellbeing trail will engage your senses, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in Hamsterley forest.  

About the route 

The walk follows the Bedburn Beck for a short time before climbing through beautiful mixed woodland, high above the valley floor. The route takes you into areas of the forest rarely visited by others, where you can pause, take a moment and refresh your mind. This is a 2 mile walk, on both wide forest tracks and narrow footpaths over mixed terrain, with some areas rough and uneven.

This trail is supported by Sport England using National Lottery funding.

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Trail information

Hamsterley Forest, Bedburn, Hamsterley, DL13 3NL
Trail Length
2.5 miles
Is this trail for you?
The trail is accessible, following a mixture of forest road and newly resurfaced trail