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Doggie places to stay

Ruff guide to Hamsterley Forest
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Find out about me, my owner and my favourite place for a walk in Hamsterley Forest, as well as great dog friendly places to eat and sleep near by.

Meet Jess the dog from Hamsterley Forest

Making a bug home at an Eco-Kids event.  My owner and me

I am Jackadoodle – a cross between a Jack Russell and Poodle! And I’m only one year old, so I’m really just a puppy. I have a lovely grey coat, with black ‘boots’ and I am looked after by Russ, who works as a forester.

Making a bug home at an Eco-Kids event.  Favourite treat

Shmachos – they are very, very good.

Making a bug home at an Eco-Kids event.  Best trick

I have figured out how to get my owner to throw lots of different toys – I can fetch them all by name. It took ages to train him though!

Making a bug home at an Eco-Kids event.  Arch rival

Lawnmowers – they make too much noise, and they don’t stop going when I bark at them.

Making a bug home at an Eco-Kids event.  Favourite places for a walk

There are lots of great trails for me to explore at Hamsterley.

Making a bug home at an Eco-Kids event.  Water stops

There are water dishes at the Hamsterley Shop and Cafe (weekends only in winter).

Making a bug home at an Eco-Kids event.  Other useful information

Visit Hamsterley Forest for more information about what's available on site.

Dog friendly places to   stay

Redworth Hall Hotel - 12.65 miles away

Redworth, County Durham DL5 6NL
Tel: 01388 770600

BEST WESTERN Derwent Manor Hotel - 13.52 miles away

Allensford, Northumberland DH8 9BB
Tel: 01207 592000

Bradley Burn Cottages - 13.7 miles away

Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL13 3JH
Tel: 01388 527285

Greenwell Hill Cottages - 13.9  miles away

Greenwell Farm, Nr Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham DL13 4PH
Tel: 01388 710350

Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast - 17.1 miles away

Low Jobs Hill, Crook, Weardale, Co. Durham DL15 9AB
Tel: 01388 762473

Dog friendly places to eat

Rose & Crown - 10 miles away

Romaldkirk, Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 9EB
Tel: 01833 650213

The Teesdale Hotel - 12.7 miles away

Market Square, Middleton-in-Teesdale, near Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 0QG
Tel: 01833 640264

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What's Here?

  • Baby Changing
  • Cafe
  • Cycling
  • Cycling Hire
  • Mountain biking
  • Forest drive
  • Horse riding
  • Information
  • Orienteering
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Play area
  • Telephone
  • Walking
  • Visitor centre
  • Toliets
  • Dogs
  • There are no dog bins provided in the forest. Please take all bagged dog waste home with you or flick unbagged waste off the paths and into the undergrowth.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: NZ091312

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Hamsterley Forest

01388 488312
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