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Hamsterley Forest Horse Riding Trails

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Enjoy miles of waymarked horse-riding routes that let you explore the heart of this beautiful forest. Please note, space for horse box parking and mounting blocks are located in Oak Tree Car Park (1 mile along the Forest Drive from the Bedburn entrance) and the Grove car park (another mile on from Oak Tree Car Park). It is worth noting that at peak times the forest can be very busy with vehicles and other users, especially at weekends and bank holidays. Consider arriving early on peak days to ensure easier parking and quieter trails. Download a map of the horse riding trails (page 2 of the download).


Pennington (Brown) Horse Trail
Nearest town(s): Hamsterley
  • Horse riding
Redford (Purple) Horse Trail
Nearest town(s): Hamsterley
  • Horse riding
Last updated: 28th August 2017

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OS Grid ref: NZ092312
Postcode: DL13 3NL

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Hamsterley Forest

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England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.