Dalby Forest, in the heart of the North York Moors National Park offers the perfect place to escape, relax and adventure.
Home to over 8,500 acres of breath-taking views, endless walking, running and cycle trails and Gruffalo adventures, a great day out awaits at Dalby Forest.
A visit to Dalby will uncover many magical things such as The Gruffalo orienteering course, Gruffalo Party Trail, some of the very best mountain biking trails and endless stunning views. Keep your eyes peeled along the way for their unique sculptures which are dotted throughout the forest, get the adrenaline pumping at Dalby Activity Centre or test your nerve and swing amongst the trees on their Go Ape courses.
Dalby Forest is home to an abundance of internationally important wildlife species and is also a designated Dark Sky Discovery Site, where you can experience the magic of seeing the Milky Way with the naked eye through stargazing events with Astrodog
If one day leaves you wanting more, join Dalby as a member! With heaps of benefits such as free parking, discounts in the cafe, Go Ape and Dalby Forest Cycle Hub, there's tons of reasons to join. Click here for more information.
Read Dalby Forest's accessibility guide.
Dalby Forest Visitor Centre is open from 9am - 5:30pm between March and September, and between 9:30am and 4pm between October - February.
The Visitor Centre is open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
The Forest gates are open between 8am and 8pm all year round.
- 13 walking trails (including 6 accessible trails)
- 6 cycling trails
- 4 running trails
- Visitor Centre
- Shop & Cafe
- 2 play areas
- Go Ape
- Bike shop and hire, including accessible bikes
- Activity Centre
- Dogs welcome
- Barbeques not permitted
- Disabled parking
- Disabled access
- Disability-trained staff
- Autism friendly
- Dementia friendly