Bridestones trail at Dalby Forest

Take in the remnants of the last ice age

A circular walk starting from Low Staindale car park and featuring a steep incline before reaching a plateau of open moorland and impressive views across the North York Moors. This trail features the iconic 'Bridestones', a series of sandstone rock formations carved out of the landscape during the last ice age, which have been weathered by the action of frost, wind, and rain over thousands of years to create a bizarre series of shapes.

This route follows forest paths and has varying levels of terrain. The Bridestones themselves are a perfect place to stop for mid-walk picnic.

Trail information

Dalby Forest, Dalby Forest Visitors Centre, Low Dalby, Thornton-Le-Dale, Pickering, YO18 7LT
This route starts from Bridestones car park near Staindale Lake. Trail maps are available to buy from the visitor centre.
Grade - Moderate
Is this trail for you?
This trail starts with a steep forest track that has sections of roots and rocks. The open moorland features undulating terrain. This route is unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs
Trail Length
2.4km (1.5 miles)