Dalby Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park. The southern part of the forest is divided by a number of valleys creating a 'Rigg and Dale' landscape whilst to the north the forest sits on the upland plateau.
Stop! Go! Stay safe! Harvesting operations alongside Forest Drive from Monday.
You may have noticed some signs and barriers along the Forest Drive at the Pexton end and on the Pexton Moor Walk. These are important because they let you know about a harvesting operation that starts on Monday 26 January for three weeks.
This means that there will be occasional stop/go access after 9am when trees are felled along the roadside. If you’re a walker, the Pexton Moor walking route will also be closed off for your safety. How about trying out a new walk in a different area of the forest? There’s plenty to explore, including the Ellerburn Trail (2 miles) or the walk around Staindale Lake (0.4 miles)
Thanks for your patience and for understanding the logistics of a working forest.
The Forestry Commission is pleased to confirm the uniquely talented Tom Odell for a tour of all seven Forest Live venues. With a number one 2013 debut album ‘Long Way Down’ and a packed summer of festival appearances through 2014.
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott have announced a forest show for 2015. They will be playing material from their acclaimed album ‘What We Have Become’ and songs from The Beautiful South and The Housemartins in Dalby Forest on Saturday 27 June.
The nearest campsite is just a 10min walk away from the concert field is, the campsite is for tents only, no campervans. A Cafe is located at the nearby Dalby Activity Centre, which is a 5 min walk towards the concert field. Open from 8.00am until 5.00pm daily with breakfast served from 8.00am until 10.00a.m.
Gruffalo's Child Activity Trail
Easy going, all abilities, play and adventure or peace and quiet, we have the trail for you.
Head out and try our range of bike trails around the forest. Drop into Dalby Bike Barn for cycles repairs, courses and bike advice. Contact them on 01751 460049. You can also hire electric bikes, perfect for exploring the forest drive or green cycle routes.
Dalby offers a range of exciting adventure play equipment for children of all ages to enjoy.
Enjoy the classic Go Ape experience in the trees tops or explore the forest on an epic all-terrain segway. Take a look and book at our Go Ape page.
Based just a short walk from Adderstone Field and the World Cup Car Park Dalby Activity Centre can host an exciting day or half day of outdoor activities and/or paintball. Take a look and book at our Dalby Activity Centre page.
From papermaking to duck races there's loads to join in with at Dalby Forest
Forests are for everyone, everywhere. There are many opportunities to explore and discover in Dalby Forest.
Dalby Forest Cafe
If you are hungry or thirsty after your forest adventure call in at the Visitor Centre where you will find Dalby Forest Cafe. The cafe is open 7 days a week, for more infromation please call 01751 460077.
Find out more about opening times, admission charges and other useful information before you head out.
Find out how Dalby forest was redeveloped in 2007 with the launch of the new Visitor Centre, improved Courtyard and leading cycle facilites.