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Bedburn Valley (Yellow) Walk
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.5/5)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Trail Waymarking:

yellow

Length of trail:

2.5 circular miles

Trail is currently open

 

Trail description

Family walking in Hamsterley Forest.

This walk starts from the notice board in the main car park and follows the Riverside footpath and the Bedburn Beck for a short distance, before crossing the beck and climbing a steep bank. The route continues for nearly a mile before descending and returning through beautiful mixed woodland and rejoining the Bedburn, which is crossed at Low Redford. From here you return to the start through an oak wood which was planted in 1937 to commemorate the coronation of George VI, and thinned in 2006 to allow the trees space to grow to their full size. The Durham Bat Group has placed many bat boxes in this wood as it is rich in the insects they eat but short on nesting sites.

What do other visitors say?

Are there any of the walks that would be suitable for a child in a buggy? Thanks.

Julia, 26/May/2016

The Riverside Trail is suitable for use by buggies (1.5 miles long with only a couple of moderate inclines)

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

This was a lovely walk for us and our two dogs we will definitely be coming back to walk some more. This was well signposted thank you :)

Deb MacDonald, 24/Jan/2016
4 Stars 4 Stars

Lovely walk and picnic area however could not find one bin for our rubbish!!

Anonomous, 12/Oct/2014

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What's Here?

  • Picnic
  • Arts
  • The Green Man sculpture can be viewed on this trail
  • Trail (moderate)
  • A 2.5-mile circular walk mostly on surfaced forest roads or paths. There are four sharp inclines, most notably on the descent to the bridge at Low Redford car park. This bridge has one step on either side and is narrow (wide enough for passage in one direction). The trail ends with a flight of steps (with handrail) behind the visitor centre.
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Location

OS Grid ref: NZ091312
Postcode: DL13 3NL

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Contact

Hamsterley Forest

01388 488312
enquiries.hamsterley@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk
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