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

Opening hours

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

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
Dalby Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Thornton-Le-Dale, Pickering
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

54.27956018762, -0.68832505683594

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 foot system

Facilities and access

Most of our facilities are opened please check below

Toilets OpenReduced number of cubicles to allow social distancing
ShopClosed 
Information deskClosed 
CafeOpen Weekends only. Take away only, face covering required
Go ApeClosedPlease visit their web page
Bike shop and hire OpenTues - Sat
Dalby Activity CentreClosed 
Play areas OpenGrandfather Oak Structure remains closed

Hire a mobility scooter - currently unavailable

You can hire a mobility scooter free of charge, 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
Baby changing facilities
Bike wash
Cafe
Cycle hire
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Play Area
Toilets
Visitor Centre

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
  • Visitor Centre - closed 
  • Shop - closed -closed
  • 2 play areas - open (Grandfather Oak Structure closed)
  • Go Ape - -closed - please visit their web page 
  • Café - open weekends only. Take-away only, face covering required
  • BBQ not allowed
  • Bike shop and hire - Open Tues - Sat 
  • Activity Centre - Closed
  • Dogs welcome
Membership invitation - click to find out more about membership
Volunteer with us invitation - click to discover volunteer opportunities across England