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Outstanding mountain biking

Rode here today and rate the trails as son of the very best I've ridden. Loads of variety... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
chrislE1306FT
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Holbrook, United Kingdom
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£6 parking!

Beautiful setting and great walk with the contrasting colours and crisp air. We did the gruffalo... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
simonleeds13
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rode here today and rate the trails as son of the very best I've ridden. Loads of variety, technical descents, technical climbs. Just fun, highly recommended.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank chrislE1306FT
Reviewed 24 November 2018

A beautiful place with stunning woodland walks.Unfortunaly the sound of gun fire from the shoots ruined our time hear,trying to relax and enjoy the surroundings was impossible when we knew such cruel activities were taking place.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

My partner and I visited today for the first time in around 18 months. We love the place usually but today that all changed. We took the dog on the long orange walk of 4.5 miles and enjoyed at least a quarter of it. After...More

Date of experience: November 2018
5  Thank Peter J
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Beautiful setting and great walk with the contrasting colours and crisp air. We did the gruffalo trail with our nine month old and managed easily with a pram on the walk. Lots of activities to do to make the walk longer for older children such...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank simonleeds13
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We have a new puppy and we were on holiday attending a wedding, so we thought it looked like a nice place to visit and we wasn’t disappointed. Lovely scenery great walks on the flat or more strenuous ideal for dogs and superb for people...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shaw393
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

This review seems to be describing High Force Waterfall in Teesdale, not Hamsterley. From personal experience Hamsterley is excellent and offers all kinds of difference types of trails, some fantastic downhills and plenty of climbs too. The skills park is also great. Parking is pricey...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank MartinE499
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful autumn walk with our 3yo. He had great fun looking for the Gruffalo and co, and the Highway Rat trail kept him interested. £6 for parking seemed a little steep but didn’t mind as all the trails and parks were beautifully kept and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank emmalS4233BX
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The kids loved it here, the parks are amazing, the Gruffalo walk is fun and there's plenty of parking. The Parking is £6 all day may seem steep for some but trust me its work it. We took a picnic and spare clothes so the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Exploration486558
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely scenery along the cycle way. Followed the blue route, a few steep hills, couldn’t go very fast on the decline as there was a lot of loose gravel, not ideal on bikes, nearly fell off a couple of times. Found the parking prices a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Z8102RQmarka
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Go every year to this place as it is our favourite place to go every year. We go for whole day and take a picnic and games for all family to play. Loads of walks and rivers to paddle in.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Amanda D
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Hayley N
17 August 2018|
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Response from ClevelandWomble | Reviewed this property |
Most of the trails are well marked. I suppose it depends how far you wander. We've never been concerned, just follow the stream and you'll find your way back
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happyladynewcastle
14 April 2018|
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Response from pjags | Reviewed this property |
It is expensive £6.00 a day. You can park for free in other places and walk into forest via public footpaths.
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Lacey M
19 February 2018|
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Response from pjags | Reviewed this property |
Hi We always take our 4 year old grandchild to Hamsterley when they come to stay with us in the school holidays. Finding the Gruffalo is easy and this part of the forest is a lovely flat trail which is not too far from the... More
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