Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Visitor centre opening hours change seasonally.

Weekdays

Monday
Main car park 8am - 8pm
Visitor Centre 10am - 4pm
Tuesday
Main car park 8am - 8pm
Visitor Centre 10am - 4pm
Wednesday
Main car park 8am - 8pm
Visitor Centre 10am - 4pm
Thursday
Main car park 8am - 8pm
Visitor Centre 10am - 4pm
Friday
Main car park 8am - 8pm
Visitor Centre 10am - 4pm

Weekends

Saturday
Main car park 8am - 8pm
Visitor Centre 10am - 4pm
Sunday
Main car park 8am - 8pm
Visitor Centre 10am - 4pm

How to find us

How to find us
Low Dalby , Thornton-Le-Dale, Pickering
Sat Nav Postcode: YO18 7LT
By Car

Follow the A169 Pickering to Whitby road. Look out for the brown tourist signs.

 

Or go car-free

By Public Transport

We welcome car-free visitors and offer free admission to those arriving by public transport or bike – plan your journey at Good Journey.

The Moors Bus operates a weekend service to the forest between Easter and October. Other service buses are available in Thornton Le Dale to major towns and cities.

For more information visit Moorsbus.

OS Grid Ref
SE855878

54.2738973, -0.6587993

Parking and prices

If you arrive car-free there is no charge, find out more.

ANPR system in operation. Credit cards accepted, some machines accept cash. No overnight parking or camping.

Parking Charges

Peak charges (March to October)
Until 16.00 £9.00
After 16.00 £5.00
Off peak charges (November to February)
All day £5.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses - £25.00

Coaches - £50.00 (£40.00 if booked in advance - call 0300 067 4300)

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Disabled parking available
Pay on exit system

Facilities and access

Hire a wheelchair or mobility scooter

We provide wheelchairs free of charge.

You can also hire a mobility scooter, please contact 01751 460295 to book.

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Accessible toilet
Easy access trail
Visitor Centre
Tramper/Mobility Scooter hire
Toilets
Play Area
Picnic area
Dogs allowed
Assistant dogs welcome
Cycle hire
Cafe
BBQ

Contact details

Situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park, Dalby Forest is an ideal destination for outdoor adventure

The southern part of the forest is divided by a number of valleys creating a 'Rigg and Dale' landscape while to the north the forest sits on the upland plateau.

The Dalby Forest Weather Station gives live weather updates to help you plan ahead and get the most out of your day! 

 

 

At a glance

  • 13 walking trails (including easy access)
  • 6 cycling trails
  • 4 running trails
  • 2 play areas
  • Go Ape
  • Cafés
  • Multiple barbecue and picnic sites 
  • Bike hire
  • Activity centre
  • Dogs welcome
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