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Hamsterley Forest Events Calendar

What's on

A Night Safari in Hamsterley
Hunt for the elusive night life of the forest including bats, owls and creepy crawlies of all descriptions. Organised by Wild North Discovery.
Bushcraft Survival Skills Weekend
A weekend event to learn bushcraft survival essentials with top northern bushcraft teacher, Bruce Ferguson in Hamsterley Forest. Organised by Wild North Discovery.
Den Building
Build a forest den in Hamsterley Forest and find out how waterproof it is! Organised by Wild North Discovery.
Family Bushcrafts
Build a shelter, light a fire, cook a meal, make something to take away at Hamsterley Forest. Organised by Wild North Discovery.
Family Bushcrafts Sleepout
Set up a tarp shelter, light a fire, cook a meal and sleep out in the wild woods of Hamsterley Forest! Organised by Wild North Discovery.
Hamsterley Forest Volunteers
Volunteer at Hamsterley Forest to learn new skills, keep fit and enjoy working in the great outdoors.
Hamsterley TT (super)
Downhill mountain bike race using Hamsterley red graded trails. Organised by Northern Downhill.
Mountain Bike Demo Rides with Start Fitness
A chance to try out Mountain Bikes from Start Fitness on the Red Mountain Bike Route at Hamsterley Forest.
Run Durham Hamsterley 10K
10km run in Hamsterley Forest organised by Run Nation Events
Seasonal Wild Food - Edible Mushrooms, Fruits, Nuts and Roots
Explore the wide variety of wild food available in autumn from wild mushrooms to nuts and berries with Wild North Discovery.
The Hamsterley Beast
A fundraising mountain bike challenge ride on Hamsterley Forest trails with the option of three distances - 66.6, 40 or 20 miles. Run to raise funds for the Great North Air Ambulance Service.
The Hunting of the Snark
An outdoor promenade theatre experience that's not to be missed! Join us, as Burn the Curtain bring to life Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem, The Hunting of the Snark.
The Nightjars and Woodcocks of Hamsterley Forest
Join professional naturalist, Bruce Ferguson of Wild North Discovery, on a night time expedition in Hamsterley Forest to track down two of Britain’s most elusive birds, the nightjar and the woodcock
Wetrocknride Demo Day
Demonstration of Whyte and Marin Mountain Bikes at Hamsterley Forest using the Red Route taking in the Transmission, Accelerator, Nitrous and Grove links of the Trail. Organised by Wetrocknride Ltd.
Wheelbase Big Demo Day
Mountain Bike Demo Day Organised by Wheelbase Lakeland Ltd. A huge range of mountain and electric bikes will be available for the public to try.
Wilderness Survival Challenge for 8 to 16 Year Olds
Your light airplane has crash landed in dense forest hundreds of miles from civilisation. It is bitterly cold and wet and there are grizzly bears in the forest; you need fire and shelter to get you through till the rescue teams arrive. How will you survive? You scavenge in the wreckage and find one or two things that might be useful. Organised by Wild North Discovery

When is it on

Last updated: 28th August 2017

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