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Great for easy walk

If your idea of a decent walk is a well-defined trail with no map needed then this is for you. We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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Great day out

Spent a few hours here with family including my one year old son. We had a lovely walk around the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Angela I
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Durham Dales, Hamsterley DL13 3NL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If your idea of a decent walk is a well-defined trail with no map needed then this is for you. We chose the shortest circular route (2.5 miles) and it was lovely. We soon left the crowds at the carpark behind who were mainly parents...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank oliveh10
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you've taken your children to the Gruffalo and the Highway Rat trails don't expect the same with Zog. It's a series of spread out plastic boards with albeit educational snippets but no character figures. To get anything out of it at all, you need...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank PnD209
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a few hours here with family including my one year old son. We had a lovely walk around the gruffalo trail. Very clean areas and plenty places to sit and picnic. Play areas for kids are great and plenty of parking. Toilets very clean...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Angela I
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
Thank yettiwalks
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
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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
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.
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