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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 and Boxing 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.

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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 have reopened but will look a little different

Toilets OpenReduced number of cubicles to allow social distancing
ShopOpen One way system and face coverings required
Information deskOpenOne way system and face coverings required
CafeOpenTake away only. One way system and face coverings required
Go ApeOpenBooking recommended
Bike hire OpenBike shop remains closed
Dalby Activity CentreOpenBooking Essential
Play areas OpenGrandfather Oak Structure remains closed

Hire a mobility scooter

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
Cafe
Cycle hire
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Information point
Picnic area
Play Area
Shop
Toilets
Tramper/Mobility Scooter hire
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 and shop - open, one way system, face coverings required
  • 2 play areas - open (Grandfather Oak Structure closed)
  • Go Ape - open booking recommended 
  • Café - open for takeaways only - one way system, face coverings required
  • Multiple barbecue picnic sites - currently BBQ not allowed
  • Bike hire - open (bike shop closed)
  • Activity centre - open booking essential
  • Dogs welcome
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