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Green Cycle Route
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 4/5)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Easy

Length of trail:

6 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

This trail will be CLOSED on Sunday 11 June, please visit for more information.

Starting from Dixons Hollow car park.

A lovely ride mainly on the high plateau around Adderstone. Mixed terrain of forest roads and grass tracks, with a few short climbs and descents.

On arrival you can call in to the Visitor Centre and buy a map. Dalby is over 8000 acres so we recommend you take one with you. 

Family cycling with tag on forest road in Grizedale Forest






Refreshments are now available from Dalby Activity Centre near Adderstone 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

I agree with Bradley above regarding the poor signage at the start of the trail.

Although we found the trail start easily enough, we went down a single track with a green arrow signalling left. About 30 yards further down the track in this direction, there was only signage for the red and black trails.

We went back on ourselves and checked to see if we had missed a sign but we hadn't. Eventually we went right towards the shed (kids building centre?) and after about 1k we came onto some track and eventually came to a green sign after gambling on a left turn when we came to a road.

Other than this we really enjoyed our ride, but we must also agree it would be too much of a ride for our 5 year old son. The ascents and descents would be too much for him. We would also not consider taking our young infant child in a tag along as the track was too narrow and bumpy.

James Cartwright, 18/Jun/2017

Hello, please call you tell me if we are allowed to walk on the bike trails or are they for bikes only?



Kim MacDonald, 13/May/2017

We visited Dalby Forest Easter weekend 2017. We did the 8 mile green route from Dixon Hollow car park with Two adults, a 7 year old on a 20 inch wheeled mountain bike and a 5 year old on a tag along. Found the trails perfect for us and the two boys loved them as they felt there were a couple of challenges. The signs were easy to follow and we had a great day. Would recommend and we will definitely visit again.

Bradley Pillinger, 15/Apr/2017
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What's Here?

  • Viewpoint
  • 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
    March to October
    8.00 all day or
    4 after 4pm
    Nov to Feb
    4 all day
    Motorcycles 2.00
    Mini-buses 20.00
    Coaches 35.00 (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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