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Grade of Trail:

  • Difficult

Length of trail:

21.5 miles

Trail is currently open

 

Due to tree felling works at the start of this trail please note that there is a short diversion in place.  We hope to have this route fully open by October half term. 

The 34.3km (21mile) trail starts either at the Visitor Centre or Dixon's Hollow Car Park.

Bikers take to the newly opened trails in Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire.

Posts 1-14 is 9.4km (6miles). From The Visitor Centre Car Park.

Posts 14-25 is 11.1km (7miles). From Dixons Hollow Car Park.

Posts 26-38 is 13.8km (8.5miles) Use the Blue cycle trail from The Visitor Centre Car Park or the Green cycle trail from Dixons Hollow Car Park.

The routes take in variable terrain of single track and sections of forest road. This technical trail features rock gardens and north shore styling with technical features such as drop offs and large rocks. Some challenging climbs and tricky descents. Proficient mountain bikers with good off road handling skills and high level of fitness.

Trail News- SingletrAction, Yorkshires trail building volunteers will be working on the Red Cycle Route on the 3rd Sunday of every month (section tbc). Maybe you can give up some of your free time to work on the trails you love?? www.singletraction.org.uk

Trail News- We are working hard to mainatain the trails. You may encounter diversions on your ride, these are for your safety and to allow the new material to settle and compact. Please follow the diversion signs as riding sections that are not ready will cause further delay. Thank you.

Trail News- Sections 3-4+5 are diverted due to Harvesting, we expect this work to be completed and sections open for the end of January. Section 14 is diverted to allow recent work to settle.

Refreshments are now available from Dalby Activity Centre near Adder stone Field.  Hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks are available everyday during school holidays and weekends from Easter to October. 

 Please take your litter home with you. Thank you.

 

What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

Visited the centre with 4 pals, the red route was on the menu, flew round "leaving two of the lads behind" in 2 hours 50 mins. A little disapointing regarding the closed sections as this meant two great downhill sections would be closed off and just lowered the fun factor for the day. Overall a great ride though and a well deserved pint at the Fox & Rabbit Inn. We will be back for another blast very soon

Steve, 27/Oct/2014

Not happy at all. Why does it not say on here that the trails are closed today?

Drove 35miles only to find out the trails are closed because of a car rally.....

Why is this not mentioned on ths page??

Its an absolute joke.

Not just our group of lads that were turned away, loads of groups of mountain bikers, families turned away.

I asked the people in hi-vis jackets why it was not mentioned on this website/page. Only to be told 'it has been advertised for months'.

Oh yeah thanks you idiots!

Im sure its not just us that are unhappy with this.

Not very well communicated at all.

Phil , 27/Sep/2014

Hello, I am sorry that you were disappointed. We try to let visitors know about the trail closures in advance. The closure details were on the main Dalby webpage, on the Dalby events page and on the Facebook page. We've also had posters up onsite for 2 months. I'm sorry that you were disappointed; I hope that you are able to come back to Dalby soon.

Forestry Commission Response

In reply, When we drove up to the kiosk we could only see the ■7 fee, that was both of us, so we either missed the other fees and times or they were not clearly signed and we were unaware of the P&D machines, had we have known about the P&D machines then we probably would have entered.

Stewart, 5/Aug/2014

Hello, following this miss understanding, we have added some extra signs to try and avoid any confusion in the future. Kind regards.

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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
  • A Bird Hide over looks Stonebridge Pool and a seasonal wetland scrape.
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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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