In November 2021 Storm Arwen caused significant damage across Northumberland.

Thrunton Wood was one of the areas most affected, with trees blocking roads and making the forest unsafe for any public access.

Forestry England are pleased to welcome visitors back to certain parts of the forest as they continue clearing the remaining storm damage.

They hope to open additional parts of the forest in due course, but exact timescales are dependent on their contractors being able to work safely, with the public following all signage to stay away from work areas - even if it looks like no activity is taking place.

Forestry England are now pleased to offer a waymarked trail (follow green waymarking- see map) for walking, cycling and horse riding. As work progresses they hope to open an additional route in due course. Access to Long Crag is now available, but please be aware when returning that access is currently restricted to a trail leading to the main car park (see map).

They would like to thank visitors for their patience and support whilst these works take place. In future tree planting will take place in cleared areas and they will share further information both here and online when they are able.
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