Update 4 July. Trails open with some diversions. Go Ape and toilets open. Visitor centre closed (intercom available to talk to staff). Play areas, cafe and cycle hire closed.
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.

Currently the visitor centre is closed

Weekdays

Monday
Main car park 8am - 8pm
Tuesday
Main car park 8am - 8pm
Wednesday
Main car park 8am - 8pm
Thursday
Main car park 8am - 8pm
Friday
Main car park 8am - 8pm

Weekends

Saturday
Main car park 8am - 8pm
Sunday
Main car park 8am - 8pm

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. We are currently operating a cash free site (card only payments). Credit cards accepted. No overnight parking or camping.

Parking Charges

Peak charges (March to October)
Until 4pm £9.00
After 4pm £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 - currently unavailable due to the visitor centre being closed

We provide wheelchairs free of charge.

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

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

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

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Toilets

Contact details

With so many different corners to explore, no two visits to Dalby Forest will ever be the same!

Glacial valleys to the south create a unique ‘rigg and dale’ landscape, while the north of the forest sits on an upland plateau. The landscape offers a variety of different trails - whether you are looking for a gentle stroll, challenging bike ride or active run – all amid breath taking scenery.

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.

Come rain or shine, day or night, you will have a fantastic forest adventure and create lasting memories at any time of the year.

At a glance

  • 13 walking trails (including easy access)
  • 6 cycling trails
  • 4 running trails
  • 2 play areas - currently closed
  • Go Ape - open booking essential
  • Cafés - currently closed
  • Multiple barbecue picnic sites - currently BBQ not allowed
  • Bike hire - currently closed
  • Activity centre - currently closed
  • Dogs welcome
Membership invitation - click to find out more about membership
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