4 Stars 4 Stars

With reference to my previous comment you still didn't answer the question , why the event wasn't listed ? I was there at 09.30 struggled to get parked

geoff, 24/Feb/2015

The event calendar is designed to promote FC and partner events for visitors to book onto. Where an event is anticipated to have a major impact on other visitors, such as car park or trail closures, we endeavour to flag these up in advance on a 'latest news' banner on the top of this page. Although the Duathlon event you refer to was not the only cause of the parking difficulties you encountered, we will review future timetabling of events to avoid potentially busy weekends such as February Half-term.

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4 Stars 4 Stars

Not impressed today , not only was the event held in forest today. Not listed in events but sections of car park barriered off till 11 am , with the amount of cyclists walkers etc that come on a Sunday this wasn't very good , I use the forest at least twice a week , if I had known about the event beforehand I wouldn't have come today , adding to someone else's comment about events I would have thought you would have sorted this

geoff, 22/Feb/2015

Thank you for your comments. Sunday's event was a duathlon and had about 60 competitors. The event did not close any sections of the trail network. Only one section of the car park was closed to allow for a starting point for the race, covering about 25 car parking places. These were all available by 11am. The forest was exceptionally busy for a February weekend as it was half-term, and the majority of visitors were not associated with the event. For example, we have sold over 200 Gruffalo Child packs to families this weekend.

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1 Star 1 Star

Absolutely fuming. Been to the forest today for my weekly ride here round red route. While i was on my way up to transmission via the popular short cut i noticed there was some sort of mtb race or time trials on. I rode past three marshals on my way to the top which is a decent climb only to be greeted by the 1st marshall at the very bottom of the hill who clearly had a very nice drive to the start of transmission only to tell me i cant use the track as its closed for time trails. She told me it was sign posted down the bottom. Bottom of what exactly? Needles to say i ignored her a went down anyway.

Would be helpfull to put notices up next to parking machines to alert people of whats going on.

You cant charge the parking fee if your going to close the majority of the red route or any other route.

Danny, 15/Feb/2015

Danny, sorry the information wasn't displayed more clearly. Occasionally sections of trails are closed for events and we endeavour to post this information in advance. This event was advertised widely by the local Trailblazers Mountain Bike group but this information obviously hasn't reached a section of visitors. We'll have better information posted next time.

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Could you put post code Ono a reasonably easy place to find, like the front page of the website.

David, 13/Feb/2015

Sorry! Glitch sorted and postcode appears where it should - below the map on the right hand side of the page.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

Myself and my son visit Hamsterley every weekend to ride the trails. The forest is in great condition, well looked after with fantastic staff on the ground as well as the girls in the Cafe. I would just like to add to the comments about dog dirt. Having visited some 200+ times I recall only once ever seeing dog dirt. To complain of this about the forest is wrong, if you want to blame anyone blame the dog owners who don't clean up after their dog. But as I say I have never witnessed this issue.

Rob, 10/Jan/2015
4 Stars 4 Stars

Hi Hamsterley is a fantastic mtb fun area. I agree with people taking responsibility for their environment(see comments about litter etc) and I enjoy the red and occasionally the black runs. The cafe and bike hut have always been great and friendly. Locals seem to short cut to the good flowing trails and this is well worth doing if you eant to pack in as much fun as you can into your day

Iain, 27/Dec/2014
1 Star 1 Star

I used to come here a lot, but don't come any more because of the amount of dog dirt left around. I queried this and was told that it was acceptable for owners to flick the dog dirt into the bushes as there are no bins. With young children exploring off the path, that's just asking for trouble. We won't be back until the park addresses this in a more appropriate way. What a shame this has happened to what is otherwise a lovely area and a great family day out.

Jo, 22/Nov/2014

Sorry to hear you have decided not to visit the forest. I would just like to clarify the policy towards dog mess. We expect owners to be responsible and bag and remove waste from car parks, trails (including open verges) and picnic areas. There are no dog bins, but owners are expected by law to be responsible owners and take away all they bring in (including their own dog's mess). In the wider forest, owners are required only to ensure the mess is flicked into deep undergrowth, such as bramble, nettle or similar. There is huge amounts of this cover where children are unlikely to want to play. Please remember this is a forest and not a country park and our management reflects this principle.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

Spent a great morning on the bike trails. My first mountain bike adventure was extremely enjoyable due to the great trails. I have nothing to benchmark against but the more accomplished and experienced in the group agreed that the routes are superb. I'm hooked and will be back again.

Kevin, 2/Nov/2014
1 Star 1 Star

Oh my goodness. This is a dumping ground not a forest. Visit with the children on Sunday and it was appalling! Everywhere we stepped was just cans, packets, everywhere! You seriously need to get cleaning up, as a keen walker I have never seen a place like this. Shocking, will most certainly not return.

Gillian, 30/Oct/2014

I'm sorry you did not have a good experience on your last visit to the forest. Somewhere is the region of 200K visitors use the forest each year and while most are very conscientious and follow the Countryside Code, undoubtedly there are some who discard their litter in the forest. The main visitor areas are litter picked every day, so please let us know which particular areas you felt were not up to standard so we can get these cleaned.

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4 Stars 4 Stars

Had great day out there with my wife and dog,my only complaint is that there is no dog bins or litter bins,even near the kids play area,we don't mind taking our litter home,but there should be a few dog bins

John, 10/Oct/2014
4 Stars 4 Stars

We love going to Hamsterley Forrest with the kids and taking the dog the only thing that let's it down for me is that there are no dog poo bins I've actually had to take a bag of poo home with me as couldn't even find a normal bin anywhere :(

Anonymous, 5/Oct/2014

Thank you for taking your dog's waste home with you. Hamsterley Forest operates its litter policy in line with the Countryside Code - if you bring it in, you take it out. The forest is not a country park and is therefore not managed as such. Bins would be very costly and resource intensive to manage, so although it may be a pain at times to do, we kindly ask all visitors to take responsibility for their waste and help keep the forest clean. Dog waste can also be flicked with a stick into the undergrowth when out in the wider forest.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

For me and my dog, the forest is the highlight of the day. It is the most peaceful and beautiful place to be.

I cannot understand why people complain about the cost of it when so many unseen people work hard to maintain it for us. I consider my annual ■40.00 well worth every penny.

Diane, 3/Oct/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

Hamsterley is a wonderful place; I regularly go running in the Forest and think that the discovery pass is well worth the money to help with the upkeep of Durham's Forest. Some disgusting people do unfortunately leave behind their rubbish but it's mainly on the busy bottom areas. It was even more beautiful 30 years ago before it was developed commercially and there was a LOT less people. It would be nice if dog walkers could be mindful that their dogs may want to chase and Bite runners so keeping them under control is appreciated :)

Lilith, 16/Sep/2014
4 Stars 4 Stars

I have been riding the forest on my bike for about 5 years now and need to comment on the increase of walkers totally ignoring the signs on bike trails and wandering totally oblivious to the potential danger of causing serious harm or death to themselves , riders and members of their family, if they continue this idiotic behaviour. It does not take a genius to realise a track with tyre marks, jumps, table tops, berms and rock gardens is not intended for walkers, kids, pushchairs or dogs. Think the FC need to get involved before its too late. I realise that freedem to roam applies here, but seriously you wouldnt walk down a main road , so why walk on a bike trail

David Liddle, 13/Sep/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

Hamsterley Forest is a great place to visit, people who complain about the charge need to think about where else they can go for a whole days entertainment for that amount of money. Most access only a tiny part of the forest and need to get out there and find the rest, even on Bank Holidays there are lots places to find where there are no visitors. If you want a healthy and exciting place for kids, adults and dogs to enjoy the forest can't be beaten.

Lynn, 4/Sep/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

loved the park during the summer holidays, the bike track was great and enjoyed every minute of it, would visit again soon

Anonymous, 2/Sep/2014
1 Star 1 Star

Went to hamsterly today and loved it but on a bank holiday you pay extra to park which is absolutely disgusting, when I asked why I was told it was to pay for the extra staff. Right why have extra staff they are not needed for one,two you don't need anyone at the toll gate because you can use the pay machine and three I only seen one extra staff member and he was telling ppl why they had to pay extra what's the point there was no one patrolling about to check tickets on cars. So please someone explain to me what the extra money is for

anon, 25/Aug/2014

The Bank Holiday admission rate has been in place for 4 years and helps us cover the cost of managing the site on these very busy weekends. This not only covers extra staff for duties such as litter collection but also includes additional cleaning for toilets and provision of a skip to deal with the rubbish accumulated on site over the weekend. It is also worth noting that the admission fees have not changed since 2007 and you can visit on other less busy weekends for £3 per car or purchase a Discovery Pass for £40 which allows free entry all year (including Bank Holidays).

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3 Stars 3 Stars

We had a great day out with godchildren at the gruffalo trail on Saturday kids loved every minute was good fun finding animals and gruffalo don't think there is any need to increase car parking on a bank holiday weekend from ■3 to ■5

Maureen, 24/Aug/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

As a family we regularly visit. My grandchildren love to play in the river and I love to walk the dog. Shame some people have to spoil things and leave their litter (we actually picked some up and took it home ourselves). Only gripe I have is the extra charge on a bank holiday that I hadn't brought enough money for last year. 2 disappointed boys! Apart from that you'd be hard pushed to be bored.

Pauline, 19/Aug/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

can I just say first of all what a brilliant location but I know u hire bikes but do u hire helmets as I have a bike just need a helmet

thank you

matto, 18/Aug/2014

Cycle helmets are an essential piece of kit and everyone who owns a bike should have one. You are very strongly advised to wear a helmet when cycling in the forest. Helmets are available to purchase from the hire centre or from all good high street cycle shops.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

I don't know how the earlier commenter can bleat on about "there are no bins to put our dog's mess in so we threw it -plastic bag

and all -into the forest" so let the insects, wildlife and humans deal with it. How utterly selfish! Do they realise how much it would cost to employ someone to empty the stinking bins that attract all sorts of vermin because I wouldn't like to do it and nor would they and the cost woulld mean more than the ■3 they paid. Simple solution -your animal -you come prepared to take it home. Thank you for the Gruffalo's birthday bash - my grandchildren are right now having a great time in the forest

Sue and my family, 16/Aug/2014
3 Stars 3 Stars

Managed a lovely walk, even though the signposts were not clear at all and there was absolutely no description of what each route consisted of! A good day out for ■3, however it would benefit greatly from some bins. In our two hours exploring we didn't see even a single bin, including in the picnic areas! Would have been more enjoyable if we didn't have to walk around with a full doggy bag for an hour. After searching and searching we had no choice but to throw the bag into bushes, much to our guilt. There were signs asking not to let dogs foul, but it wouldn't hurt having at least a bin at the end of the trail to put mess in if your dog just has to go.

Anonymous, 12/Aug/2014

Unlike a country park, Hamsterley Forest is a more wild landscape where bins dotted around would be out of keeping. Visitors are expected to help manage this habitat by following the Countryside Code which asks you to take all your litter home with you for disposal. By bagging your dog waste, this has created 'litter' which will not degrade naturally. We would ask that the forest is not littered in this way but you take it home - it is your dog after all! Bagging dog waste when out in the wider forest is not necessary - you can take a stick and flick it off paths and into deep vegetation where it will rot down naturally.

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3 Stars 3 Stars

The signposting for the different routes is very limited making nearly impossible to find the dedicated off road tracks with no detailed maps to help but when you get there the tracks are very good just a shame there so hard to find

Anonymous, 5/Aug/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

Great Forest for all ages and abilities, for dog walks and cycling. just please remember it is a forest, not a country park on the edge of town. I love this forest and think that the FC's common sense approach to rules and signage is spot on. The cycle trails are many and suit all abilities. I often do the blue route with my 8 yr old daughter, it takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hrs, signage is limited but obvious (its a forest after all), and if you do get a bit lost isn't that 1/2 the fun?. If anything some simple berms somewhere along the blue route, with a few flowing trail sections rather than so much forest road, would be a great addition, the red and black trails are great. Its a breath of fresh air the forest has a strong environmental policy and promotes users to take responsibility for the own rubbish or dog foul. Its your rubbish so take it home, don't leave it or get angry if there is not a bin on every corner. As for dog mess, flick it off the paths into the ditches and undergrowth, it will rot away, if you do want to pick it up and put it in one of those little bags, take it home, your dog made it. For ■3 for a day its amazing value for money. The only thing that occasionally lets the forest down is the irresponsible people, who are ill prepared, leave litter, and winge about what there should do with there own mess, thankfully they are few and far between. Keep up the good work FC , oh and my daughter loves the Gruffalo

Anonymous, 5/Aug/2014
2 Stars 2 Stars

I got lost on the blue cycle track as there was literally no sign posts and no dog bins. SORT IT OUT!!!

Anonymous, 1/Aug/2014
2 Stars 2 Stars

Me, my Son, Wife and Granddaughter decided to take a look to this so called must see destination. We took two bikes with us so me and my son decided to see what all of this hype is about. We took the blue trail which is for intermediate bike riders, however about 5 minutes into the course we were lost because of the lack of sign posting. We examined the scale of the problem and we found out that the tracks crossed over which is very confusing and time wasting. We then finished this track and joined on to another trail which was called the green trail and it linked onto the blue trail. We were riding along the trail for 2 and a half hours, the signs were very limited and eventually ran out and we were lost. We then had to ride all the way back again using the same miserable route. It was labelled as the blue course however there was at least four hills that were steep and VERY long. There was very few maps so we could not find out our location and how to get back to the car park and no one to ask. It says it would take 2 hours however this is complete rubbish because any normal human would take a lot longer. It cost ■3 to enter but it was NOT worth this at all they pay you to ride there not make YOU pay.

Anonymous, 31/Jul/2014

Sorry to hear you had a poor experience on the Blue Cycle Trail. We have rangers on site this week checking to make sure the correct waymarking is in place. The Blue grade trail will be undergoing development this autumn to increase the amount of off-road singletrack which will improve the overall experience of the trail. Incidently, we currently have no green grade cycle trail in the forest and you may have strayed onto a walking route by mistake.

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4 Stars 4 Stars

very good day out, very good for my dog mandy and my daughter susan. the park area was super and we all had great fun. the only downpoint was that i felt that the area was pitted in dog foul, this was such a pity. my mum and dad both come aswell (my best friends) has also had a great time. they felt the park was also quite dirty in dog foul. sort this out!!!

Jonathan Hannothan, 15/Jul/2014
3 Stars 3 Stars

an ok forest, not very exciting but the bike track it great. great for dogs but not humans. 3.5/5 stars

Joe King , 14/Jul/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

very good day out, i took my camera to take pictures of the trees and wildlife. rain or sun it doesnt matter. i would visit again in the summer and i hope other people enjoy it too :)

Ronan Coates, 14/Jul/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

great family day out, very dog friendly, would defo go again with my family (my best friends)

Jonathan Hann, 14/Jul/2014
1 Star 1 Star

very bad, worst experience ever. rubbish on floor!

Ronan Coates, 14/Jul/2014

"As Hamsterley is a large 2000 hectare forest and not an urban park, we do not provide dog bins. We rely on dog owners following a code of responsible behaviour. Ideally, dog waste should be bagged and removed from site as with any other rubbish/waste. Alternatively, owners can use a stick to flick their dog's waste off car parks, picnic sites and paths into uncut undergrowth where it will rot down. Irresponsible owners are a problem all over the country and only serve to give the majority of law-abiding owners a bad name." Oh I see. After our picnic I rather stupidly put my litter in my bag and took it home with me. I should have saved myself the bother and just flicked it into the undergrowth and allowed it to eventually rot down. I bet if I dropped litter I'd be fined or banned from the forest yet dog owners are allowing their dogs to do much worse without consequence. Why are their no signs threatening irresponsible owners with a fine?

N Medina, 8/Jul/2014
1 Star 1 Star

Beautiful forest sadly littered with dog dirt. It is absolutely everywhere. (My friends no longer visit the forest as apparently it is all over the cycle tracks as well).Something needs doing about it and fast. Won't be returning.

N Medina, 6/Jul/2014

As Hamsterley is a large 2000 hectare forest and not an urban park, we do not provide dog bins. We rely on dog owners following a code of responsible behaviour. Ideally, dog waste should be bagged and removed from site as with any other rubbish/waste. Alternatively, owners can use a stick to flick their dog's waste off car parks, picnic sites and paths into uncut undergrowth where it will rot down. Irresponsible owners are a problem all over the country and only serve to give the majority of law-abiding owners a bad name.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

Drove over today from Leeds(2hrs drive) and I got to say it's definitely worth the trek, unfortunately some of the red section was closed but the parts that were "oh my days " awesome !! I even pedalled back up for another go. It was either here or gisburn and I'm glad I chose hamsterley. Keep up the good work trail builders great job.

Aj Davey , 15/Jun/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

Awesome place for mtb'ing! Been 3 times in 6months the 2 hour drive from Yorkshire is worth it. Will be going again soon.

Ghost, 30/May/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

1st of all i would to say i have been visiting hamsterly for over 30 years and i love it i buy the yearly pass i bike and walk i am a support worker and take my clients who have dementia they also love it for the peace and quiet.I agree more benches is a must i cant believe anybody who would complain about the cost when you consider what you pay to shop in durham for a couple of hours and one of my pet hates is the greedy people who park outside to save ■3.00 and then ride for the whole day on 2-3 thousand pound bikes or walk in ■150.00 boots they should be ashamed of themselves never mind they know who they are.I will continue till i am old and grey visiting hamsterley and be proud to buy my yearly pass.

B R, 27/May/2014

Just to let you know regarding the picnic area ( as you drive along forest road, past green man,over the bridge and past the turn off for middle Redford. The green area on your left with the 3 picnic tables). If you go over to the far end of the field down to the river (has sign saying 'danger deep water'),there is a tree with three 30ft trunks on the other side of the river bank. This time last year the tree was upright and safe. Now it is leaning 45 degrees over the river and nearly reaching the other side. Looking at the base of the tree it looks as if it could fall at any time. As that bit of river bank is popular with children and picnicers, I would strongly suggest that someone has a look at the tree in question. It looks like it could be removed with one big push. I have also noticed that someone has tied a rope swing to one of the branches. Im afraid its a possible fatal accident waiting to happen.

Anonymous, 24/May/2014

Thank you for alerting us to this tree. We will assess the tree for stability as soon as we can.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

great day on sunday the 10k run very well managed amazing weather well bit hot .

tim smith, 21/May/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

First visit on the bank holiday weekend. Had a great day on the bike trails, not at all to busy. Unlike some other people I thought ■5 per car was very cheap, there were 2 in ours so ■2.50 for a days biking on great trails is nothing. In the lakes it will cost about ■6-■7 for the day and sometimes they don't even provide toilets!

PAUL, 11/May/2014
2 Stars 2 Stars

Can anyone actually say when all the forestry work will be completed , first it was February then another month due to bad weather ,, Easter and still not completed and you had the nerve to charge 5 pound to park with less than half a forest available to use , this is getting ridiculous , the way the trails and forest looks when I was there on Tuesday this will not be completed well into autumn , seriously fed up regular

Geoff Anderson , 7/May/2014

Sorry for the inconvenience the operational work has caused you. All trails were open at Easter and at the recent bank holiday weekend. The work on the Grove Link is essential tree work to ensure the sustainability of this part of the forest and will enhance the area in the long term. The work has been delayed due to contractor availability, a situation which is not what we would like but unfortunately is beyond our control. However, this work will be completed by the end of June at the latest.

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1 Star 1 Star

We decided to go to Hamsterley Forest for a nice afternoon in the trees. What we got was Highway robbery in the ■5 parking fee ( which is hiked up on a bank holiday from its normal ■3) it quickly became obvious that they were cramming as many cars in as physically possible to increase profits. I realise a Bank Holiday is always busy but I would have had a quieter more tranquil day at Appleby Horse fair. Sadly the beautiful forest has been claimed by Mountain bikers and is being used as a cash cow. Lovely place badly managed

Alistair Brown, 6/May/2014

Please note our general admission rates have not increased since 2007! The increased charge on Bank Holidays has been in place for four years now and reflects the increased costs we have to manage the site on these very busy days (extra staff on site, more waste disposal, more cleaning of loos). Remember, if you buy a Discovery Pass it allows free entry all year including Bank Holidays.

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4 Stars 4 Stars

Visited for the first time today (for me) with our dogs. Had a lovely time. although one thing I would say is that on a bank holiday weekend, when you in increase the price to park, it might also be useful to increase the toilet facilities by having some portaloos around the site?

Dave, 5/May/2014
1 Star 1 Star

■3 to enter that rises to ■5 on a bank holiday??? For what a cafe and a toilet. Do not waste your money felt totally stressed out so many people impossible to relax

ABrown, 5/May/2014

Sorry you feel the cost of admission was too high, but we believe you would be hard pressed to find another a day out for a family of four for £1.25 per person. Even on busy days, you don't need to walk far from the car park to enjoy the tranquility of the forest, yes but wise to visit out of Bank Holiday time for that completely laid back feel.

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1 Star 1 Star

/I have been walking the paths of hamsterly forest for over 30 years and I am digusted by the facy that in recent years its become a haven for so called mountain bikers . where are the mountains . hamsterly used to be a place of tranquillity and a loving retreat from the working life but this has been destroyed and devasted by the rule of rubber and the myriad of new "trails" dedicated to the cyclist . hamsterly used to be a heavenly place to stroll with family and friends but now it seems no where is sacred from the constant fear of being run over by cuclists . poor hamsterly R.I.P . gone but not forgotten

paul, 27/Apr/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

Took the ponies for a hack in the forest today and had a great day as always. Unfortunately my daughter left her riding hat in the cafe and is hoping it can be posted back to us as we don't just live round the corner. Other than that we had a fantastic day. 😊

jo, 27/Apr/2014
4 Stars 4 Stars

Had a great time walking the orange trail in the forest. Only complaint is the rude 'descend bike park' people carrier which as it overtook our car yelled abuse at us through the passenger window. Totally unprofessional

Peter, 21/Apr/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

We have been for our first visit to Hamsterley Forest today and thought it was fantastic. The gentleman in the information centre recommended the 4.5 mile orange walking route and it was perfect. Beautiful views, lovely quiet areas for our 2 terriers to be off lead and we found a lovely spot for our picnic. Our children also enjoyed the walk as well as the play area and ice cream at the end! A very enjoyable Good Friday

Julie Hammond, 18/Apr/2014
3 Stars 3 Stars

I came today for first time and love the place but must say the cycle routes are very poorly signed and I honestly got list a couple of times and unaware of what colour route I was on or which way to turn next and this really did put a dampner on whole experience and after asking people the way a few times I know I am not the only one who feels this way . I'm sure you put a lot of effort into looking after forest and this is something that would not cost agreat deal to correct and would really make it so much easier and enjoyable I hope you take these comments on board and please try to do something about it as I know it would be greatly appreciated by myself and I'm sure many others .

Mark, 13/Apr/2014
1 Star 1 Star

the callendar is absolutely useless no mention of Northern downhills event on Sunday.. we went a long way only to have to turn around as Transmission was OOb's get your calendar sorted!! oh and the cafe was closed sso mum couldn't get her cake?

Dave Whisler, 31/Mar/2014

Sorry the closure of this trail section affected your day out in the forest. Yes, this event was not on the calendar and we will make sure events that affect the trails are put on in future - please also read 'latest news' which features trail closures. The cafe was open serving takeaways only and cakes were available for mums!

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Some 40 years ago my great aunt Caroline Greenwell arranged with Mr Walton, the warder at the time, for me and my brother to be able to fish on the Spurlswood between Blackling hole and the bridge downstream of Greenless hole. I realised at the time how lucky I was to be able to fish the beck. At the age of 53 I would really like the chance to revisit the stream and fish it again. Are there any plans to permit catch and release angling for the wild brown trout in the streams running through the forest in the near future? I presume by the lack of publicity and the fact that I have seen so few anglers in the forest that day tickets are not available at present. I would be grateful for a response

Paul Tyreman, 12/Mar/2014

Fishing is not permitted on the streams in the forest for conservation reasons. The becks are one of the best spawning grounds for salmon in the North of England.

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Camping areas would make the forest a better place to visit with the kids

Gareth, 9/Mar/2014
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