This forest access routes in this forest are currently closed due to the damage caused by Storm Arwen.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Contact details

Opening hours

Harwood offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year.

How to find us

How to find us
Harwood, Northumberland
Sat Nav Postcode: NE19 1BX
By Car

From the north, you can park in Simonside car park (reached from the B6342 from Rothbury) and walk approximately 2km on forest road to the start of Harwood at the foot of Simonside Crags. There is no parking on the south side of the forest at Harwood village.

OS Grid Ref

55.291501013353, -1.9432339075457

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Harwood.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Contact details

Stunning views, open trails and red squirrels - visit Harwood for your next forest adventure!

Harwood is a large conifer forest located to the south of Simonside Hills in Rothubury. Lying within the Northumberland National Park, it provides visitors with access to a network of public footpaths, ranging from popular open paths to quiet trails through the forest. 

Harwood is also one of the red squirrel reserves in the north of England, so keep your eyes peeled for this rare species!

The nearest car park is located at Simonside, which is 2km north of the forest. 

At a glance

  • Walking trails

Things to do

Walking in the forest is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore Northumberland's most beautiful landscapes.

Explore Harwood on foot and discover its popular paths that run over the Simonside Hills and peaceful trails through the forest.


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