Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Contact details

Opening hours

Slaley Forest offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year.

How to find us

How to find us
Slaley Forest, Slaley, Northumberland
Sat Nav Postcode: NE47 0BY
By Car

From Blanchland or Slaley, follow B6306. Informal parking in layby at NY977551.

OS Grid Ref

54.8918493, -2.0368975

Parking and prices

Parking is available in a dedicated layby.

There are no parking charges at Slaley Forest.

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

A great location for a forest walk

Overlooking Derwent Reservoir, Slaley Forest is home to a selection of forest roads which give you access to the forest.

Open all year, come rain or shine, the forest is a great location for a leisurely woodland walk or bike ride.  


At a glance

  • Walking
  • Open access

Things to do

Walking at Slaley Forest is the perfect way to get outdoors and explore some of the Pennines most beautiful landscapes.

Explore the forest on its forest paths that run from the car layby into the woodland. 

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Chopwell Wood bench under trees

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Sculpture at Hamsterley Forest

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From wildlife watching to stargazing, and adventure play for all the family to exhilarating mountain biking, there is something to keep everyone busy.

Picnic table at sunrise

More than just a picture perfect spot for your next picnic, Warksburn is overlooked by the famous Totem Poles of Stonehaugh village, adding some fascinating depth to the view from your picnic. 

Conifer shadow forest

Located to the east of Kielder Forest, Fourlaws is a popular site in the heart of the Ridsdale community.

The forest offers visitors great walking opportunities and some unique views over Chesterhope Common.

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