Grade of Trail:
Length of trail:6 miles
Trail is currently open
**Diversions due to maintenance** Housedale Rigg climb and the new descent at Littledale starting on Tuesday 9th PM reopening on Thursday 11th AM**
Start the Blue Cycle Trail from Dalby Visitor Centre trail start in Low Dalby.
After a challenging but short section of singletrack, the route turns right on to Housdale Rigg. Enjoy new singletrack past the Jubilee plantation and new sweeping berms which link on to due use singletrack.
Ellerburn training trail is on your right before Dalby village, this trail was built in three small loops increasing in difficulty starting with the bottom loop. Test your skill and balance here or just ride past following the blue signs back to the Visitor Centre.
Use the Blue Cycle Trail as a gate way to the wider forest. Once you've bought a map from the Visitor Centre you can jump on to different trails to increase the length of your ride.
All cycle trail waymarkers in Dalby, Guisborough and Stainburn use square posts with square signs. Every post has a bike symbol in it.
Please take your litter home with you
What do other visitors say?
Please ignore Robbo when he says uphill sections should be done on fireroads. Please make the uphill sections interesting singletrack as well.
4 StarsDF72, 23/Jun/2014
We love biking in Dalby Forest - but we like to go in the evening when its quieter - where can I get a new map from as the shop closes at 4pm. We arrived on Saturday at 5pm to find that the planned route was not shown any more.
Forestry Commission Response
Hello, thanks for your question about the blue trail at Dalby. Dalby Bike Barn also sell maps and they are open until 6pm. You could also download our Forest Explorer app which also has the maps of Dalby on.
4 StarsRobbo, 27/Feb/2014
I try to ride Dalby 2-3 times a. Week and recommend the people who want some thing more challenging try the 'off piste' routes and link different sections that way. You can basically climb the fire roads keeping your eyes peeled at the top for the tracks that have been ridden 'off piste.' I really appreciate what the forestry commission do for us in the forest but understand some riders get bored and dissatisfied quickly and if they do - it's a lovely big old forest, explore it and at least try to smile.