Course location

Sat Nav Postcode: DL13 3NL Bedburn, Hamsterley

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For the main visitor centre car park (our meeting point), please enter Bedburn into Sat Nav as the postcode covers a large area. Follow signs from the A68 north of West Auckland.

OS Grid Reference: NZ092312


Hamsterley is County Durham’s largest forest and the picturesque woodlands sprawl along the sides of a sheltered valley. As well as an extensive network of trails and paths just a twenty minute jog from the main car park will get you to around 40 square kilometres of open heather moorland – perfect for practising off trail running and navigation techniques.


There is plenty to entertain your partners and family in Hamsterley Forest while you are completing your course. From wildlife watching to adventure play to exhilarating mountain biking, there is something to keep everyone busy. Not to mention the cafe which offers hot and cold food and always has a range of delicious cakes on sale.