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, Zog trail, some of the very best mountain biking trails and endless stunning views. Keep your eyes peeled along the way for our 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 our 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.
If one day leaves you wanting more, join us 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.
At a glance
- 13 walking trails (including easy access)
- 6 cycling trails
- 4 running trails
- Visitor Centre
- Shop with eco friendly and exciting retail items
- Treasure Trail
- Visitor Centre Cafe
- Courtyard Cafe
- 2 play areas
- Go Ape
- Bike shop and hire, including accessible bikes
- Activity Centre
- Dogs welcome
- Barbeques not permitted
- For filming enquiries, please contact communicationsYFD@forestryengland.uk
Food and drink
Dalby Forest Cafe
Located in the Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, the Dalby Forest Cafe is the perfect place to refuel and relax after your forest adventure. Dalby Forest Cafe offers a delicious selection of hot and cold drinks, sweet treats and both hot and cold food to replenish your senses.