Gruffalo Orienteering at Dalby Forest

Visitor Information
Visitor Information: Dalby Forest
  • Opening Hours
  • How to find us
  • Parking and Prices
  • Facilities and access
  • Contact Details

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

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

Weekdays

Monday
Main car park 08.00-20.00
Visitor Centre 10.00-16.00
Tuesday
Main car park 08.00-20.00
Visitor Centre 10.00-16.00
Wednesday
Main car park 08.00-20.00
Visitor Centre 10.00-16.00
Thursday
Main car park 08.00-20.00
Visitor Centre 10.00-16.00
Friday
Main car park 08.00-20.00
Visitor Centre 10.00-16.00

Weekends

Saturday
Main car park 08.00-20.00
Visitor Centre 10.00-16.00
Sunday
Main car park 08.00-20.00
Visitor Centre 10.00-16.00
How to find us

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.

By Public Transport

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

Parking and Prices

ANPR system in operation. Credit cards accepted, some machines accept cash. No overnight parking or camping.

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 with a Discovery Pass - Find out more about the discovery pass
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Disabled parking available
Pay on exit system
Facilities and access

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
BBQ
Cafe
Cycle hire
Disabled toilet
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Play Area
Toilets
Tramper/Mobility Scooter hire
Visitor Centre

Gruffalo Orienteering - fun family map reading challenge

Try our fun, navigational challenge at Dalby Forest using a simple map to find twelve Gruffalo markers hidden in the deep, dark wood.

If you're feeling competitive, choose to run, walk (or skip!) the course against the clock.

Before you begin the trail, pick up a Gruffalo orienteering leaflet with a certificate and map for just £1.50. 

Activity information

Map and certificate £1.50 from the visitor centre

Is this activity for you?
The course is suitable for children up to eight years old