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Explore Guisborough Forest
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.3/5)

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

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Lovely walk today, up belmangate and into the woods. Spotted a roe deer which was an amazing sight.

kate, 16/Mar/2014
4 Stars 4 Stars

Been walking at Guisborough Forest for several years with my dogs and love the selection of routes and the scenary on The Moors at the top. The only thing you have to watch out for as a walker is mountain bikes. To be fair nearly every MT biker I've encountered has been polite and courteous but over the last few months both me, my wife and my dogs have been nearly knocked over but ignorant individuals who clearly have no respect for anyone else. Please be courteous on the shared paths guys - don't give MTBs a bad name (I am one myself.)

Rob, 1/May/2013
5 Stars 5 Stars

Went to the Forest Festival for the first time this year. An utterly amazing day, everything so well organised, even the transport. Something to see and do for all ages. Will definitely go again,

Ann Rigby, 14/Sep/2012
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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


OS Grid ref: NZ 586152
Postcode: TS14 8HD

Get directions


Cath Bashforth
Recreation Ranger
07876 546592

Useful sites

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