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Hamsterley Forest Discovery Pass

Enjoy Hamsterley Forest through the seasons with an annual Discovery Pass from the Forestry Commission

Save money and time - get free car parking for one year

Support Hamsterley Forest - help maintain the forest facilities for you and your family to enjoy

Discover more - receive the seasonal Discovery Pass e-newsletter packed with information about events, activities and wildlife in Hamsterley Forest.

Enjoy more - with great local and national discounts

Local Offers

National Offers

  • 15% off* per person at Go Ape Tree Top Adventure and Forest Segway. *Excludes Saturdays and bank holidays until 30/11/14. Quote the offer code when booking online at Discovery Passes must be shown on arrival. Not to be used in conjunction with other offers, or against Tree Top Juniors, retail or gift vouchers. DPAPE14 – Go Ape Tree Top Adventure (Min age 10 years, Min height 1.40m Supervision ratios apply). DPSEG14 – Go Ape Segway (Min age 10 years, and must be over 7 stone/45kg and under 19 stone/125kg.
  • 25% off adult entry to Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire (excluding Events and Autumn). Note: Autumn (1 Oct- 15 Nov), Events include Treefest (24-26 August).
  • 10% discount on Trailbase guided trips with accommodation. See for more information.
  • £4.99 off 'The Book of Leaves', RRP £24.99. Postage and packing is also free. Call Grantham Book Services on 01206 255777 and quote 'Book of Leaves offer' to order.
  • 10% off Paramo clothing (plus 5% of your purchase goes direct to the friends of Bedgebury). Quote the code FOB2011 when you buy online or if buying direct from Paramo's London store or Wadhurst showroom.
  • Adult Affiliate CTC membership for just £16. CTC Go Bicycle membership includes: £10m third party insurance, a weekly e-newsletter, and discounts offered by 100s of cycle and outdoor shops across the country. For more information and to take advantage of this offer now check out
  • 15% off Forest Holiday bookings and 25% off bookings made within one week of travel. To book call the Forest Holidays reservations team on 0845 130 8223 and quote your code and your Discovery Pass number. Please note, these discounts only apply for one cabin booking per visit and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. They do not include extras such as Ranger Activities, bottles of champagne etc. All discounts are subject to availability.
  • 10% off at Muddy Puddles Muddy Puddles is on a quest for all children to be fit for adventure with their children’s clothing for outdoor adventures. They are delighted to offer Discovery members an exclusive 10% off all (excluding sale) items to encourage your Muddy Pups to embrace the outdoors whatever the weather!  *This discount is exclusive to Forestry Commission Discovery members only.  The 10% discount can be applied to any item that is not already on sale. Visit and enter your discount code sent in the latest e-newsletter 

Exclusive new offers will be added throughout the year – keep checking this website for updates.

For the latest information, news and activities visit our Hamsterley pages.

Start saving  - Buy your Hamsterley Forest Discovery Pass online now and enjoy visiting the forest straight away.

The one-year Discovery Pass costs £40

Passes are also available from the Hamsterley Forest shop, Wood n Wheels or Forestry Commission Office at Bellingham.

We provide one parking permit per membership, however you are welcome to share it between two registered cars. If you require it, plastic permit holders are available to ensure that the pass does not get damaged during the transfer.

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