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Jerry Noddle Trail
(Average user rating: 3 unrated 3/5)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Trail Waymarking:


Length of trail:

2.8 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

Start from the Bickley Gate car park.   This circular trail has spectacular views over the Upper Langdale Valley. 

Mostly forest roads with some sections off-road.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Truly fabulous trail with fantastic panoramic views. Cuckoos loud and clear in May. Wear closed footwear and keep dogs and children under close control on the narrow return path though, as there are adders basking.

Joanie, 16/Oct/2014
1 Star 1 Star

unlike the other walks, this web page doesn't tell you where the walk stars?

Duncan, 9/Feb/2014

Hello, thank you for pointing this out, this walk starts from the Bickley car park. I have now updated the information on this page.

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What's Here?

  • Barbeque
  • BBQ stands are located around the forest.
  • Cafe
  • The Courtyard Cafe provides good, wholesome and locally sourced food. For more information please call 01751 460439.
  • Cycling
  • Dalby forest has a range of cycle trails, from family routes to some of the best mountain biking in the country. Please find more information on the dedicated page.
  • Cycle wash
  • The cycle wash is located near Dalby Bike Barn.
  • Forest drive
  • Admission Charge
    March to October
    8.00 all day or
    4 after 4pm
    Nov to Feb
    4 all day
    Motorcycles 2.00
    Mini-buses 20.00
    Coaches 35.00 (must book in advance)
    Discovery Pass 42
    7 Day Pass 20
    The forest drive is open 7.30am to 8.30pm.
    Disabled badge holders are not exempt from charges.
  • Ancient Monuments
  • The signs of past settlers are all around. Burial mounds, linear earthworks of unknown purpose and the remains of a flourishing rabbit warrening industry can be found throughout Dalby.
  • Orienteering
  • Maps for the orienteering course are available from the Visitor Centre.
  • Picnic
  • Picnic benches can be found at the visitor centre and throughout the forest.
  • Play area
  • Play areas are located at the visitor centre and Adderstone Field. Dalby offers exciting adventure play equipment.
  • Restaurant
  • Tree Tops Restaurant is located at the visitor centre. There are large indoor and outdoor seating areas and great views over the forest. Open 10.00am until 4.00pm daily, extended hours of operation in the summer.
  • Walking
  • Waymarkered trails start from several of the car parks and vary in length, so there is something for everyone. Trail maps are available from the visitor centre 1.
  • Visitor centre
  • The visitor centre and forest shop provide information and leaflets for the forest trails and events. Open 10am to 4pm. For more information call 01751 460295.
  • Toliets
  • Toilets can be found at the visitor centre and at Staindale Lake. Ladies, Gents, Disabled, and baby changing facilities.
  • Wildlife
  • Staindale Lake has a resident population of mallard and tufted ducks as well as Canada geese. Occasional visitors include dabchick, goldeneye and heron. The bird feeding station provides close-up views of many woodland species including siskin, great-spotted woodpecker, bullfinch and coal tit.
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OS Grid ref: SE911911
Postcode: YO18 7LT

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