Walk, cycle or ride through ‘the Durham Forest’

Durham Dales, Durham

Get active and get outdoors at Hamsterley Forest with 33 miles of way marked walking, cycling and horse-riding trails in striking surroundings.

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Every year more than 200,000 people visit Hamsterley Forest, which is set in 2,000 hectares of sprawling green oasis criss-crossed by miles of way marked trails.

Experience the beauty of ‘the Durham Forest’ on two feet or two wheels with the new multi-user trail. A new bridge opened in 2014 that links walking and cycling trails to the visitor centre, car park and on-site cycle hire centre. Whether you’re looking for a fast-paced thrill-seeking cycling holiday or a quiet family bike ride, you’ll find routes for people of all ages and abilities.

Why not make the breathtaking Durham Dales your base for an adventure holiday to remember and head to Hamsterley for an action-packed day out? When it’s time to refuel, don’t miss Hamsterley Tearooms.

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