Mountain biking

Mountain Biking in Edmundbyers

Overview

15 miles from Edmundbyers, Hamsterley Forest offers something for everyone. Riders of all abilities are encouraged, whether you want a leisurely ride out with the kids, or a full-on downhill experience, you’ll find it here.

see the Forestry Commision web page

What makes it special

  • Explore the Hamsterley Forest

Opening Times

Open 24 hours.

Hostels nearby

Mountain Biking in Edmundbyers

Hamsterley, Durham, DL13 3NL

Map references

OS Map: 92, and Explorer OL31

OS Grid Ref: NZ091312

Lat/Lng: 54.676093, -1.8590072

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

Other things to do nearby

Raby Castle

Raby Castle

This dramatic medieval castle, set within a deer park, has a lovely walled garden, fine furniture and fantastic art collection. Visit the Castle website

Eggleston Hall Gardens

Eggleston Hall Gardens

Four acres of garden full of surprises with winding paths, borders, organic vegetables and fell views - a truly magical place. Visit the Garden website

The Bowes Museum

Bowes Museum

The greatest collections of European Fine and Decorative Arts in the North of England - a great day out for all of the family. Visit the Museum website

Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle

This fortress has stunning views over the Tees Gorge. Don't miss the sensory garden of scented plants and tactile objects. Visit the English Heritage website

climbing

Climbing in Edmundbyers

Howns Gill Quarry is the close by on the southern side of Consett, and offers a large sandstone quarry, 25 metres in places.  A bit further south is Stanhope Dene Millstalk (sandstone)

Teesdale

Bowlees Visitor Centre

A fantastic base for walks, the centre provides information and displays on the landscape, wildlife and people of Upper Teesdale. Within walking distance of both High Force Waterfall and 

walking

Walking and Rambling in Edmundbyers

Follow the 7.7 mile Edmundbyers Lead Mining Trail through the Burnhope Valley.  Explore the moorland and delightful river valleys of County Durham.

High Force Waterfall

High Force

High Force waterfall suddenly and spectacularly drops 70ft into a plunge pool, making it England's highest uninterrupted drop of water.  Park at the nearby car park, also on a bus route, and walk

Derwent Reservoir

Derwent Reservoir

The Derwent Valley, one of the Durham Dales, is sometimes overlooked. This man-made lake is great for sailing and fishing. Explore Derwent Reservoir

Mountain Biking at YHA Langdon Beck

Mountain Biking in Langdon Beck

Hire a bike at Hamsterley Forest, about 20 miles away, and explore the graded trails including serious levels of descent and lovely family routes through the tranquil woods.

Couple canoeing a quiet river

Watersports at Langdon Beck

Kingsway Adventure Centre, six miles away, offers guided tuition in a range of outdoor activities.  YHA Langdon Beck is right by the River Tees, with a variety of paddling from beginner sites to

Cycling

Cycling in Langdon Beck

The hostel is close to the Coast to Coast cycling route.  Local roads offer great cycling for all abilities for anyone who wants to enjoy stunning views over the North Pennines landscape. see

watersports

Watersports in Edmundbyers

The 1000 acre, three-mile long reservoir offers a safe and fun way to learn water sports. The boundary between Northumberland and Durham runs right through the middle of the lake.

Beamish Museum Tram

Beamish

Beamish is a world famous open air museum, telling the story of life in North East England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times. Visit the Beamish Museum website