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Ellerburn Family Cycle Route
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.7/5)

Grade of Trail:

  • Easy

Length of trail:

2.5 miles

Trail is currently open

 

Please note that due to a cycle event, trail is closed on Sunday 23rd March, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

A family cycling in Dalby Forest

Start from outside Dalby Bike Barn

A relaxing, fairly level, family cycle trail along lanes with some single track. Taking you into the heart of the forest along the valley bottom. Easy access to Ellerburn Pond and wildlife hide from this trail. Also check out the mini bike skills area, on your right, when you head back towards Low Dalby. This skills area was built in three small loops increasing in difficulty starting with the bottom loop (number 1).

Ellerburn Trail News -  The new off road section is well underway! The new bridges will be installed shortly. Please do not try to ride or walk this trail. The surface needs time to settle and compact before use. Thank you.

 

 

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Good ride not too hard for kids and not too busy.

Anonymous, 21/Apr/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

Rode the new Ellerburn trail yesterday, really good for a young family, easy riding and plenty of interest from farm animals and bridges to the small bike park for practising on!

Anonymous, 10/Apr/2014

can i make comment,i have be coming to dalby for a long time you still have forgotten the chilren the poeple how will be bring the money in when they get older,they need a little dixonhollow so they are safe away from the older chilren.

Anonymous, 8/Mar/2010
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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
    Cars
    March to October
    7.00 all day or
    4 after 4pm
    Nov to Feb
    4 all day
    Motorcycles 2.00
    Mini-buses 15.00
    Coaches 30.00 (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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Location

OS Grid ref: SE 857875
Postcode: YO18 7LT

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Contact

Recreation Manager

01751 472771
yorkshirefd@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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