An image of Dalby Forest sunrise. Credit: Dale Sutherland-Roberts.

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Dalby Forest, in the heart of the North York Moors National Park offers the perfect place to escape, relax and adventure.

Home to over 8,500 acres of breath-taking views, endless walking, running and cycle trails and Gruffalo adventures, a great day out awaits at Dalby Forest.

A visit to Dalby will uncover many magical things such as The Gruffalo orienteering course, Superworm trail, some of the very best mountain biking trails and endless stunning views. Keep your eyes peeled along the way for our unique sculptures which are dotted throughout the forest, get the adrenaline pumping at Dalby Activity Centre or test your nerve and swing amongst the trees on our Go Ape courses.

Dalby Forest is home to an abundance of internationally important wildlife species and is also a designated Dark Sky Discovery Site, where you can experience the magic of seeing the Milky Way with the naked eye.

If one day leaves you wanting more, join us as a member! With heaps of benefits such as free parking, discounts in the cafe, Go Ape and Dalby Forest Cycle Hub, there's tons of reasons to join. Click here for more information.

Guide Prices

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Peak charges (March - October):
Cars £9 per day until 4pm, and £5 after 4pm.

Off peak charges (November - February):
All day parking £5.

Coaches - £50 (£40 is booked in advance. Call 0300 067 4300)
Minibuses - £25.

Regular visitors can save money with a Discovery Pass. See the website for further information.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Helicopter landing

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:Follow the brown tourist signs from Pickering on the A169 Whitby Road or from Thornton Le Dale on the A170By Public Transport:Accessible by Public Transport: Malton station is 8 miles away.

Dalby Forest Visitor Centre

Type:Information Centre

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT
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Tel01751 460295

Awards

  • Membership SchemeDiscover Yorkshire Coast – Silver Member Discover Yorkshire Coast – Silver Member 2021

Opening Times

Open New Year
Autumn/Winter (1 Oct 2022 - 28 Feb 2023)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 16:00
Bank HolidayOpen
Spring/Summer (1 Mar 2023 - 30 Sept 2023)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:30 - 17:30

* Open Daily
Prices to enter the forest as follows:
March – September - £10 full day admission per car
October – February - £5 full day admission per car

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