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Nearest Town: Witton-le Wear   

Hamsterley Forest Blue Trail is a 9 mile mountain bike trail that provides you with the ideal opportunity to explore the Hamsterley Forest at a leisurely pace. Read more

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The Hamsterley Blue cycle trail heads out from the visitor centre along the forest drive before turning right just after the bridge onto the Grove cycling link – a 2-mile purpose-built trail which, while not singletrack, is fairly narrow in places.

At the end of this section turn left and follow the forest drive to Blackling Hole before tackling an exhilarating climb into the forest and returning to the back of the Grove house on forest roads. From here it’s a smooth return run to the visitor centre on the tarmac forest drive. The surface is predominantly hard and compact although the condition of the forest roads is variable, and you can expect the whole route to take about 2 hours from start to finish.

  • Parking Parking
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Bike Hire Bike Hire
  • Cafe Cafe
Nearest Town: Witton-le Wear
Sat Nav: DL13 3NL
Grid Ref: NZ 092312

Trail Reviews Summary

Fun factor
Fun factor 6.0000 out of 10
Trail variety
Trail variety 6.0000 out of 10
Trail quality
Trail quality 6.0000 out of 10
Facilities 6.0000 out of 10
Location 6.0000 out of 10

"enjoyable step up in grade"
Review by: bobman64 on 10 June 2008

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Hamsterley, Witton-le Wear, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland, and Durham are the nearest towns or villages. OS Grid Reference: NZ092312 Turn right in Hamsterley village following the brown tourist signs, turn left in hamlet of Bedburn to enter the forest and access the forest drive(£3 toll fee). The visitor centre is located at the bottom of the hill on the right.

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Last modified: 2018-06-04 20:42:56
Hamsterley Forest - Blue Trail 3.0 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.

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