Grade of Trail:
Length of trail:1 miles
Trail is currently open
This walk starts from the main forest car park at the notice board and runs for nearly a mile beside the Bedburn Beck to Low Redford. It has been especially designed as an easy going trail for wheelchairs and pushchairs with a level stone surface. Look out for a glimpse of a dipper or kingfisher. The meadows, which were once the forest's own nurseries, are now classified as Special Sites of Scientific Interest for their botanical value. From Low Redford you can return by retracing your steps, or you can continue on the trail across the Forest Drive and return through a tranquil oak wood. Please note, the terrain here becomes steeper and the path surface rougher.
Look out for our specially themed children's activity trails on the way. During 2016, this is the Stickman Trail (activity packs available from cafe and information point, cost £3).
What do other visitors say?
1 StarAnonymous, 21/Jun/2015
Having visited Hamsterley forest today, 21 June 2015, I can honestly say that will be the first and last time I do. The fact that there are no dog litter bins at all seems to be a discouragement for dog walkers; myself bein one. Equally, the routes seem more suited to cyclists rather than walkers. We did the 9 mile blue route; good going but not a walkers route I feel.
Forestry Commission Response
Dog bins are located at the Gruffalo bridge below the visitor centre and at Pooh Stick bridge next to the play area.