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Explore Guisborough Forest
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.1/5)

With an orienteering course, trimtrail, sculpture trail and play areas, Guisborough is a great place for a family day out. If you climb the heights of Highcliff Nab or Hanging Stone on a fine day you will be rewarded by fantastic views over Teeside and the coast.

Trails for everyone

Guisborough is a perfect place for a walk with access up on to the North York Moors and beyond.  There are 3 waymarked walks around the forest through a range of different woodland types or why not venture up to Roseberry topping.

Amazing bike trails

Explore the forest on two wheels along our two waymarked cycling routes.

Why not try

Orienteering, the trim trail, the chain course or the Natural play area?

 Learning in Guisborough 

Ranger-led learning activities at Guisborough Forest can be organised by Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

New for 2014 - Acorn Antics will be operating from Guisborough Forest giving people opportunities to explore, discover and create with nature.  They will be running a regular events programme, school and group visits, forest school programmes and birthday parties. Visit Acorn Antics Website

There are also a range of exciting activities to download and use during your visit to help you learn more about trees and forests - visit our Activity Downloads page.

Want to get Stuck in? 

Come and join the Friends of Guisborough Forest and Walkway who do a range of different tasks including practical conservation, habitat maintainance and creation and also help with events. Contact volunteering@yorkshire@forestry.gsi.gov.uk.

What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

Walked my King Charles over the red route, never saw one piece of dog waste like one of the reviewers above. I did see lots of crisp packets, beer cans and plastic bottles, So dogs are not the problem, Humans are. did the red route in just over 2.5 hours (wife was in a Maxi Dress). Great walk with great scenery

Craig, 19/Jul/2014
3 Stars 3 Stars

Red route has some short unavoidable black grade climbs, not a bad ride round the place though once you get out of the way of the main car park. Some sections were closed the other day but there was no way of knowing until I got there. Hamsterley put closure info on the site.

Carl, 5/Jul/2014
3 Stars 3 Stars

A lovely place once you get out of the realms off the dog walkers and dog waste. Disgraceful.

Dan, 5/Jun/2014
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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Educational
  • Picnic
  • Walking
  • Orienteering
  • Permanent orienteering is available. Packs from the visitor centre
  • Visitor centre
  • The centre is a joint venture managed and run by Redcar & Cleveland Council. It is normally open Sundays and weekdays but not Saturdays.
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: NZ 586152
Postcode: TS14 8HD

Get directions

Contact

Cath Bashforth
Recreation Ranger
07876 546592
cath.bashforth@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Useful sites

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification certifiedForest Stewardship Council certified