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Hamsterley Forest

Hamsterley Forest is County Durham’s largest forest, covering over 2,000 hectares. It is centred around the steep valley of the Ayhope and Bedburn becks, and the varied topography has resulted in an extremely rich and diverse collection of habitats.

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Listing Updated: 18/11/2018

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Listing Address

Hamsterley forest
Bishop Auckland
DL13 3NL

Listing Details

Opening Times

Open access at any reasonable time, daily throughout the year

Where are dogs allowed?

Dogs allowed off the lead

Car Parking

Pay & Display

Park, Gardens or Nature Reserve


House, Castles or Museum




Water Activities


Dog Show


Enclosed Field or Play Area


Farm, Sanctuary or Zoo


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