Hamsterley Forest Self Led Visits

Alternatively, if you're feeling confident, and wish to undertake a self-led visit.  Please ensure you complete a Self Led Booking Form and email it to bookings@oasesnortheast.org.uk and we will organise to book your visit in with Forestry England.  All self led visits must be booked in prior to your visit.

Normal Forestry England access charges apply (these are outlined on the booking form).


  • Due to Covid-19 the maximum number of children within a group is limited to 30 in total (this number does not include staff).
  • All self led groups MUST be booked in advance.  The number of self led groups on site at any one time is currently limited to one.  OASES will advise you if the date you intend to visit is available.
  • Your visit cannot take place unless we have received a copy of your Covid-19 and visit risk assessment with your booking form.
  • You are NOT permitted to engage a third party provider (i.e. business) to deliver your session in Hamsterley Forest.   

Outdoor and Sustainability Education Service
The EWE Centre,
Esh Winning Primary School
The Wynds, Esh Winning,
Durham, DH7 9BE