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Hamsterley Forest Events Calendar

What's on

Family Bushcrafts
Build a shelter, light a fire, cook a meal, make something to take away. Eat before you arrive or bring food for BBQ. Bring water-proof clothing and sturdy footwear.
Food from the Forest
Find out if foraging in the forest for your meals could help shrink your supermarket bill with this informative walk and talk with local ranger Neil Taylor.
Forest Fun-Den Building
Enjoy some family fun shelter building and find out how waterproof your construction is with bushcraft expert and naturalist Bruce Ferguson from Wild North Discovery. Bring water-proof clothing and sturdy footwear.
Forest fun-Family Bushcrafts Sleepover
Set up a tarp shelter, light a fire, cook a meal and sleep out in the wild woods! Bring food to cook on the fire, sleeping bags and other overnight neccesities.
Fungal Foray - Hamsterley
Join our annual ramble in the forest to discover more about the little known world of fungi with some culinary tips thrown in!
Fungal Foray - Slaley Forest
More Fungal Foraging with one of the leading lights on all things mycological, Ecologist Gordon Simpson.
Hamsterley Forest Fun
Summer fun and games with OASES in Hamsterley Forest
Hamsterley Volunteers
Come join our regular twice-monthly volunteer group and make a real difference in this important sylvan beauty spot.
The Skill of Fire Making
Central to survival; fire warms, dries, makes water safe, cooks food, lifts morale.Learn this key survival skill with bushcraft expert Bruce Ferguson. Bring water-proof clothing and sturdy footwear.
Walkies in the Wood
Bring your dogs on a 3 mile walk through the wood in aid of Butterwick Hospice.
Yuletide Evergreen Decorations
Make your own Christmas Decorations - seasonal wreath, yule log, bunch n bow or silverstars.
Zombie Run
The increasingly popular sport of zombie-running returns to the forest this year. Navigate a course while avoiding being caught by the undead.

When is it on

Chalara ash dieback


OS Grid ref: NZ092312
Postcode: DL13 3NL

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Hamsterley Forest

01388 488312
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