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Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Easy

Length of trail:

8 or 12 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

Starting from Adderstone Event Hub in the World Cup Car Park. Two options are available with an 8 mile loop and new 4 mile extension taking the total to 12 miles. This extension takes in the best views of the forest at Crosscliffe and Jerry Noddle view points. Well worth the extra miles!

This Green graded cycle trail is mainly on the high plateau around Adderstone. Mixed terrain of forest roads and double track, 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?

1 Star 1 Star

You cannot access the bike trail routes from the website, you have to park at the visitor centre - heaving on a sunny Bank Holiday - and buy the map from the shop. To discover the green Adderstone trail we wanted to do was accessed from the Dixons Hollow car park several miles up the road. The visitor car park space was so tight that rather than try to unpark and drive to Dixons Hollow past miles of parked cars and traffic coming the other way down the narrow lane, we would ride up Housedale and join the route from there. Signposting minimal however and absent in places. We turned off onto the trail and got to Dixons Hollow without too much difficulty but further on owing to no signage we rejoined Housedale too far south, we discovered subsequently, so missed the left turning to complete the trail, and had to return straight down Housedale. If the trail map bore any resemblence to reality - preferably the 25 GB Whole HR - and signage was adequate we would have had a superb day. Unfortunately owing to these issues, we didn't.

Anonymous, 28/Aug/2017
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
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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
    9.00 all day or
    5 after 4pm
    Nov to Feb
    5 all day
    Motorcycles Free
    Mini-buses 25.00
    Coaches 40.00 (must book in advance)
    Discovery Pass 54
    7 Day Pass 25
    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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