An attractive and diverse woodland mostly planted in the 1950's on the site of disused extensive mineworkings. Rocky outcrops at Highcliff Nab and Hanging Stone provide views over Teesside and the Eston Hills. It is a perfect place to walk, ride or cycle with access up on the moors and beyond.
The visitor centre provides the ideal starting point for a visit to Guisborough Forest via Redcar & Cleveland Council's Walkway, a disused railway line. The Centre has displays about the the history and geology of the area and the forest. The centre sells local guide maps and is the starting point for many events organised by the local rangers.