29th Sept, Dalby Forest is now open after Trackrod Rally. Please be aware our trails are being checked and could be muddy and could be subject to closures, awaiting repair.
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.


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


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

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:

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

Contact details

Activities at Dalby Forest

Blue geranium genetic
The Big Forest Find at Dalby Forest
children balancing on wooden beam in play area in the woods
Adderstone Field play area at Dalby Forest
Camping at Dalby Forest
Camping at Dalby Forest
Two boys interact with UV sign and iPad
Coming soon: Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail at Dalby Forest
Man on mountain bike going round tight corner on trail in the forest
Cycling and mountain biking trails
attending a learning event
Dalby Activity Centre
Autumn at Blackwood Forest - Forest Holidays
Forest Holidays at Cropton, Dalby Forest
Forest Holidays cabin in the woods
Forest Holidays at Keldy, Dalby Forest
Go ape dalby forest segway
Go Ape Forest Segway at Dalby Forest
Child flying through the woods on a zip wire
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure at Dalby Forest
Go ape tree top adventure dalby
Go Ape Tree Top Challenge at Dalby Forest
Children building dens in the forest
Grandfather Oak play area at Dalby Forest
Gruffalo orienteering activity pack on the grass
Gruffalo Orienteering at Dalby Forest
Giant Gruffalo Sculpture in the Forest
Gruffalo Sculptures at Dalby Forest
Contents of the my forest adventure kit on the forest floor
My Forest Adventure at Dalby Forest
Nissen Hut sculpture through the trees
Nissen Hut sculpture at Dalby Forest
Family enjoying a bbq in the woods
Picnics and barbecues at Dalby Forest
Runners on a woodland trail
Running trails at Dalby Forest
Starry sky through the canopy of pine trees
Stargazing at Dalby Forest
Two women with their dogs walking through a conifer forest
Walking trails at Dalby Forest
Children on Zog Trail
Zog activity trail at Dalby Forest
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