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(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.9/5)

Colour rating today: still green still green

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.

Guisborough Forest Festival

On the 6th September 2015 the Friends of Guisborough invite you join in with their 12th fantastic Woodland Festival! There's so much to see and do including FREE childrens activities, Praying Mantas show and there might even be a Gruffalo! For more information call Pinchinthorpe Visitor Centre on 01287 631132.

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?

Dear sir or madem

My name is Daniel Hassett I'm the garden and maintenance supervisor

For bupa care home in coulby Newham

I'm writing to ask you if you may donat a Christmas tree to our carehome please for our resident's with learning disabilities for the smell and touch of a real tree would be great you can even say your sponsoring a bupa care home

Look forward to hearing from you

Mr Hassett

Daniel Hassett, 17/Nov/2014

Dear Mr Hassett, We get a huge number of requests for free Christmas trees, due to this we have a policy of not giving out any. I am sorry for any disappointment

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Me and my family visit every year to choose real christmas tree,they are really lovely.Is it a little to early?,or can you tell me when Christmas tree sales take place this year.

Many Thanks

Paul, 29/Oct/2014

Hi, The Christmas trees are being delivered on the 1st December so you will be able to purchase one after that Thanks

Forestry Commission Response
1 Star 1 Star

been cycling in the woods for a few years..

many trails have been destroyed recently..

saw a group of people official trail building 2 weeks ago..

only to find yesterday all there hard work was trashed again by "fosetry work"...has someone got a n agenda to stop MTB riders using official marked trails..

only to

trev tate, 6/Oct/2014

Hi, I am not sure as to which trail youo are referring, if you would like to email me on with more details of the trails to which you are referring I will get back to you Thanks

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Last updated: 09/24/2015

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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 7 days per week.
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OS Grid ref: NZ 586152
Postcode: TS14 8HD

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