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(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.2/5)

Latest News (22/09/2014 15:14)

Coming soon - The Gruffalo childs trail will be at Guisborough from the 3rd October check out...

Colour rating today: gone yellow gone yellow

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?

Gruffalo’s Child Trails Or why not follow the Gruffalos child trail, a pushchair friendly self led activity trail through the forest.  Running from the 3rd October 2014 to February 2015 - checkout for more information...

 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

I have just spent the afternoon here with my family, we've thoroughly enjoyed our time. Definitely will be visiting again soon. We all really loved the trim trail activities and the nature play area was fantastic.

Victoria, 25/Jul/2014
4 Stars 4 Stars

Walked my King Charles over the red route, never saw one piece of dog waste like one of the reviewers above. I did see lots of crisp packets, beer cans and plastic bottles, So dogs are not the problem, Humans are. did the red route in just over 2.5 hours (wife was in a Maxi Dress). Great walk with great scenery

Craig, 19/Jul/2014
3 Stars 3 Stars

Red route has some short unavoidable black grade climbs, not a bad ride round the place though once you get out of the way of the main car park. Some sections were closed the other day but there was no way of knowing until I got there. Hamsterley put closure info on the site.

Carl, 5/Jul/2014
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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

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Cath Bashforth
Recreation Ranger
07876 546592

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