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Adderstone Rigg Walk
(Average user rating: 2 unrated 2/5)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Trail Waymarking:


Length of trail:

1.5 or 3 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

Starting at Adderstone Field car park 

The naturally sculpted Adderstone is an eye-catching feature along the Adderstone Rigg Trail.  The trail follows forest paths and roads through a variety of forest and woodland offering extensive views over the forest.

 The Adderstone in Dalby Forest

The short route takes you back to Adderstone field, but if you decide to take the longer route you will be rewarded as it goes past Dalby Activity Centre where you can pause to take refreshment from the cafe.  Hot and cold drinks, paninis, cakes and snacks are available everyday during school holidays and weekends from Easter to October. 

What do other visitors say?

2 Stars 2 Stars

We used a ordnance survey map to plan a route past the Gruffalo and follow the track north.At some point we wanted to head west by the map but the trail signs were woefully poor and not consistant with the map.Plenty of signage for bikers but not for walkers. Spoilt our day of walking in the forest.

Michael Fairey, 11/Oct/2017

would it be possible to put a downloadable walking and biking map on your website. Whinlatter and grizdale have and it is great for planning before you arrive.

Vanessa Hunter, 2/Aug/2016

Hello, thank you for your suggestion, we will look into this. Did you know that you can find copies of our trail maps on our Forest Xplorer app

Forestry Commission Response

As there is no phone signal when you get to Dalby how can you make your decisions which walks are best for your family when you don't put maps of walks and locations on your website so we know where we are going!!

Jane, 6/Apr/2015

Hello, thanks for your comments. We will see if we are able to add the maps onto each page, in the meantime, you can find maps on the ForestXplorer app. There is a link to this on the left side of the page. Many thanks

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  • 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
  • Tokens available from the Visitor Centre
  • Forest drive
  • Admission Charge
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    4 after 4pm
    Nov to Feb
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    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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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