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  • Forestry Commission Office
    Hamsterley Bishop Auckland

    Durham DL13 3NL
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  • Phone number 01388 488312

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    • Qype User jennyb…
    • Durham
    • 11 friends
    • 117 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    19/11/2008

    This is a great place for a qonderful fresh air fix.
    It is very wheelchair frfiendly which is my main priority and the scenery is wonderful

    It is a great place for all the family which is great for an inexpensive day out.

    • Qype User Chrisj…
    • Durham
    • 4 friends
    • 11 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    28/8/2012

    on a work day or during term time this is a great place to visit, not too many around and quiet walks can be enjoyed.
    can get noisy at other times and can run the risk of getting run over my mountain bikers out to prove something.most are ok  just one or two.
    downside -it costs to use the toll road.
    Hamsterley visitor centre and Hamsterley Tearoom is open daily,
    10am-4pm. The forest drive and car parks are open as normal. Parking and
    Forest Drive access is £3 per car (£5 on Bank Holiday weekends)
    watch out for the speed ramps  they are a killer  I grounded my motorbike exhaust on one of the bloody things.

    • Qype User Dawn7…
    • London
    • 1 friend
    • 46 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    15/11/2008

    The forest is one of the most scenic places in Co Durham. Fantastic at any time of the year, but especially autumn when the colours are magnificent. As well as hiking and cycling activities you can take your dog for a nice walk in the forest. If you have kids you may be interested in the range of activities which go from the rangers lodge. During the current period they are offering carriage rides around the forest, visiting santa and making christmas decorations. In summer it is things like wildlife treks and den building. All activities are reccomended, but you will need to book through the website. They are charged but entry to the forest is free on foot, or 3 pounds per car.

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