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Dalby the Great Yorkshire Forest

Dalby the Great Yorkshire Forest


Dalby Forest, managed by the Forestry Commission, offers over 8,000 acres of woodland to explore, enjoy and discover, including our Grand Father Oak play area for children, family BBQ and picnic areas, adrenalin activities for the thrill seekers and walking and cycling trails for all.

The Visitor Centre houses a café serving a wide range of locally produced snacks and meals for all the family, information point and toilets. Dalby Courtyard is home to craft & business workshops, café bike hire centre centre.

Burn off some energy on the cycle trails and explore the forest. Our quality trails range from family routes to highly technical routes. Dalby Bike Barn offers high quality bikes to buy and hire suiting all ages. Visit

Go Ape’s have adventure courses, with high ropes and zip wires amongst the trees for adults and children, or Forest Segways for fun on the ground. Visit

For a relaxing stroll within the forest choose a way-marked trail, including some trails classified as suitable for all abilities, wheelchair users and pushchairs.

In the heart of the forest Dalby Activity Centre provides activities including paintballing, archery and many more. Visit

For more information about opening hours and charges visit

Opening Details

Open all the time

Forest Open 08.00 - 20.00

Visitor Centre - 10.00 - 16.00


Vehicle Entrance Charge.

Car - £8 (Mar - Oct). After 4pm, £4
Car - £4 (Nov - Feb).
Mini Bus - £20
Coaches (Pre-Booked) £35
Coaches (Not Pre-Booked) £50



See location of Dalby the Great Yorkshire Forest on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 801835  Lat: 54.24139 Long: -0.77202

From the West, follow the A64 to Malton and take the A169 to Pickering. Follow the brown tourist signs from Pickering on the A169 Whitby Rd, turning at the Fox and Rabbit Public House.

From the North, follow A19 south towards Middlesbrough. Take A171 towards Whitby and the A169 to Pickering turning at the Fox and Rabbit Public House following the brown tourist signs.

Parking: with charge


Dalby Forest Visitor Centre

0300 067 4300


Forestry Commission Yorkshire,
Outgang Road,
YO18 7EL


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Leisure facilities onsiteLeisure facilities onsite
  • Grounds for outdoor activitiesGrounds for outdoor activities
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking allowedSmoking allowed


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