HAMSTERLEY FOREST Marathon and Half Saturday 1st July 2023 09:45

A 4 lap (marathon) or 2 lap (half) beautiful route run entirely on forestry Commission land in Hamsterley Forest. Quite hilly but suitable for road shoes. 

There is the option to do the parkrun before starting the club run.

This is a club run of the marathon or half around our usual route at Hamsterley Forest. The 4 lap marathon passes the car park on each lap and there is a cafe for toilets and food and drink after the run.

This event does not have an official permit but is covered by club insurance and is attended by a first aider. 

Event information

Open to NEMC members only. You will be invited vis OCM.

Location: Hamsterley Forest  OS Grid ref: NZ091312   Postcode: DL13 3NL.

Meet: 9:00 at parkrun or 9:45 at visitors centre.

Route map here.

Parking: From 1 April to 30 September, barriers on the forest drive and car parks are open from 8am-8pm. The main car park at Bedburn (adjacent to toilet block) is open all day.  £1.50 one hour short stay (car/motorbike only); All Day rates - £6 car (£10 Bank Holiday weekends in Easter, May and August), £12 minibus, £18 coach.

For more information about Hamsterley Forest, click here.