Grade of Trail:
Length of trail:6 miles
Trail is currently open
Start the Blue Cycle Trail from Dalby Visitor Centre trail start in Low Dalby.
After a challenging but short section of singletrack, the route turns right on to Housdale Rigg. Enjoy new singletrack past the Jubilee plantation and new sweeping berms which link on to duel use singletrack. Take in amazing views across the valley to Low Dalby as you enjoy the new decent of large flowing berms and rollers.
Take care when passing the Ellerburn training trail on your left or ride it while you're there! The trail is designed in three small loops increasing in difficulty starting with the bottom loop.
Why not use the Blue Cycle Trail as a gate way to the wider forest? Once you've bought a map from the Visitor Centre you can jump on to different trails to increase the length of your ride.
Watch this space for another New Blue Cycle Trail section at Flainsey Rigg!
All cycle trail waymarkers in Dalby, Guisborough and Stainburn use square posts with square signs. Every post has a bike symbol in it.
Please take your litter home with you
What do other visitors say?
4 StarsRoy, 24/Mar/2017
Really enjoyed the blue trail, being only a casual mountain biker it was both fun and challenging. Actually cycled it twice in two days, the first day I followed it fully, but the last section where the blue route splits from the red route is more like a bmx jump track. On the second day after looking at the map on the app (the website version is out of date) I carried on along the red route instead until I reached the tarmac road, then turned off left and had a nice fast downhill back to the village which clear off some of the mud. This section of the red route is pretty much the same as the blue route apart from a steep dip half way along, but walked the bike down that bit. This detour extended the blue route a little and made it just that bit more enjoyable.
Please ignore Robbo when he says uphill sections should be done on fireroads. Please make the uphill sections interesting singletrack as well.
4 StarsDF72, 23/Jun/2014
We love biking in Dalby Forest - but we like to go in the evening when its quieter - where can I get a new map from as the shop closes at 4pm. We arrived on Saturday at 5pm to find that the planned route was not shown any more.
Forestry Commission Response
Hello, thanks for your question about the blue trail at Dalby. Dalby Bike Barn also sell maps and they are open until 6pm. You could also download our Forest Explorer app which also has the maps of Dalby on.