Hamsterley Forest - Blue Trail

This mountain bike trail provides you with the ideal opportunity to explore Hamsterley Forest at a leisurely pace. The first stretch to Grove House is on a wide, purpose built cycle trail, before joining the Forest Drive to Blackling Hole. This stretch and the return through the forest to the Grove, is all on loose surfaced forest road. Please exercise caution when cycling on forest roads as this is shared with other users, including timber lorries. The last two miles is on the tarmac section of the Forest Drive.
Mountain biking in Hamsterley Forest © NPAP/Louise Taylor


Hamsterley Forest (NZ091312 / DL13 3QH).


14 km


  • Boggy ground
  • Off road sections
  • On road sections
  • Steep sections



  • Car parking
  • Cycle parking

Facilities nearby: 

  • Accessible toilets
  • Cafe
  • Playground
  • Shop
  • Toilets