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Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
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Opening hours

Silton Forest offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year. 

How to find us

How to find us
Moor Lane Car Park, Thirsk,
By Car

By car turn east off the A19 approximately 7 miles north of Thirsk. Follow signs to Nether Silton. Passing through the village take the first left and next right.

OS Grid Ref
SE467937

54.336537329041, -1.2829321958313

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Silton Forest.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Contact details

Pack your picnic blanket and head for Silton Forest, a wooded sanctuary on the western fringe of the North York Moors National Park

Adjacent to Over Silton village, Silton Forest is a great place for an energetic walk, peaceful picnic or breath of fresh air. 

Start your forest adventure from the Moor Lane Car Park and prepare for some blood pumping climbs. Trust us when we say the views are worth it! 

At a glance

  • Walking 
  • Picnic area

Things to do

Walking is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

There are a range of paths starting from Moor Lane Car Park into Silton Forest. The Cleveland Way runs along the eastern side of the forest if you want to extend your walk.  

Nearby forests

Kilburn Forest

Experience stunning views and visit the iconic Kilburn White Horse at Kilburn Forest.

The iconic White Horse is visible for many miles and covers half an acre. It has been overlooking the village of Kilburn since the late 1850s!

This North Yorkshire forest offers waymarked trails around the cliffs of Sutton Bank and Roulston Scar to White Horse Bank.

 

Green rolling hills in the countryside with blue skies

Nestled halfway up the slopes of the Cleveland Hills, Clay Bank is a great base for walkers, hikers and view seekers alike.

Clay Bank offers you easy access to the Cleveland Way, Yorkshire's famous 109 mile long trail that stretches from the dramatic coastline to the beautiful heather moorland. 

Don't miss out on the panoramic views that stretch to Kildale, Roseberry Topping, Teesside. 

Green rolling hills in the countryside with blue skies

Found on the edge of Middlesbrough, Gribdale Gate car park provides a great starting point for a network of paths and trails. 

Follow the long-distance Cleveland Way footpath and adventure into Coate Moor, a forest haven just waiting to be explored. If you want to venture further afield, the trail runs up to the historic Captain Cook's monument. The steep climbs are definitely worth it for the unparalleled views across the Cleveland Hills!

Two women walking excitable dogs on grass path

Coatham wood, found near Stockton, is a newly planted community woodland, with the first trees planted in 1999.

The mosaic of broadleaved and conifer trees, as well as ponds and meadows makes Coatham a great habitat for all kinds of wildlife. Look out for newts and dragonflies around the ponds, or you may spot a deer grazing in one of the open areas. All five native species of owl have been spotted around the woodland.

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