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Sporting Event, Sun 19 May 2019

Forestry 100 Running at Dalby Forest

Forestry 100 Running at Dalby Forest


Set across 16 beautiful forest locations, the Forestry 100 Running series allows you to experience the freedom, fresh air and scenery of running in the nation’s forests. You can choose Dalby Forest’s 10km event or take up the Forestry 100 Challenge and run 100km of forest trails throughout the series – subject to ticket availability.

No matter what your level of fitness is, you can sign up and be part of this exciting new centenary challenge:

On Sunday 19 May, Dalby Forest will be hosting their Forestry 100 event. Described as ‘The Rugged One’ the terrain in Dalby Forest is very dramatic and rugged. With climbs, descents, viewpoints and hidden trails, the 10km route is an off-roaders’ paradise. This is an exciting addition to Dalby’s vibrant annual running programme.

To celebrate the launch, Forestry Commission England asked runners across the country to share their forest running experiences in their own words. Benefits included:

• Stress relief and a sense of wellbeing
• Weight loss/ keeping fit
• Being closer to nature
• Being able to breathe fresh air
• Close to amenities

Patrick Larke, 61 – Long runs on the road are boring
I have been a runner for the last 45 years but mainly on roads. As I’ve gotten older, injuries have become more frequent so I started running off-road, on softer ground to minimise this. I absolutely fell in love with running in the forest and running on the road is now a last resort. I have just finished the Yorkshire marathon and all the training was completed at High Lodge because the scenery is amazing and long runs on the roads are boring. There are marked routes, no traffic or crowded pavements, you can fill up your water bottle for free and the café is a great place to re-charge after a long run.

Laura Hutchings, 35 – The forest is my escape, no one can find me there
Running brings me lots of joy but there is something extra special about the forest. The smell of pine trees and the fallen leaves as my feet trample on them is intoxicating. Never knowing what animals are going to appear in my pathway leaves me excited for their company. Splashing through the Brookes at the bottom of the valley makes me feel playful and young again. The forest is my escape when I’m not on call. No one can find me there.

Running in the forest is a blessing. My feet are grateful for the soft landing and my heart swells with the surrounding beauty. Even though the run may leave me breathless, it’s the forest that continues to take my breath away.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableFacilities for conferencingHelicopter landing

Dogs accepted, Garden, High chairs available, Licenced wedding venue, Restaurant.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 19 May 2019


Dalby Forest Visitor Centre,
Low Dalby,
North Yorkshire,
YO18 7LT



See location of Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 856874  Lat: 54.27509 Long: -0.68692

By Road:
Follow the brown tourist signs from Pickering on the A169 Whitby Road or from Thornton Le Dale on the A170
By Public Transport:

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Malton station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing

Dogs accepted, Garden, High chairs available, Licenced wedding venue, Restaurant.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu