Guisborough Forest and Walkway is situated at Pinchinthorpe on the outskirts of Guisborough. The walkway extends for 2.5 miles along part of the route followed by the old Guisborough Branch Railway line, heading west towards Nunthorpe, and east to Guisborough Forest. Guisborough Forest is a working forest and is managed for timber also wildlife and recreation. The forest has a long history of industry, almost the whole area of the present forest was mined for alum, jet and iron. This industrial landscape has only been covered over by woodland since the 1950's. Access around the woodland is good with lots of paths and tracks. The Forest and Walkway is a gateway site to the North York Moors National Park and offers splendid views of Roseberry Topping to the south. Points of local interest include Highcliff Nab and Hanging Stone. There are a variety of habitats to explore including grasslands, ponds, broad-leaved and conifer woodlands. School visits are run as a partnership between Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and the Forestry Commission.