Dalby Forest, Pickering

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Discover the many species of wildlife and trees inhabiting Dalby Forest, located on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park. Choose from a range of recreational activities: learn your trees, test your map-reading skills, and drop in at the “Go Ape Centre.” There is also adventure play equipment for the kids and trails for mountain biking, but beware of blind drops. The cafe, bike shop, craft workshops, and educational facilities are near the main visitor center. Education packs can be bought or rented. Check the website for upcoming events and various equipment availability. Parking is free. Plan to see Dalby Forest and other attractions that appeal to you using our Pickering trip planner .
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  • Over the past few years I have been using Bickley and Crossciff areas of the forest for free knowing the barrier been further on but was recently told that the charge covers them too and now feel guil...  more »
  • Our family used the route for children. Our Grand children.went on it. The Visitors'Centre was modern and clean. The staff friendly and informative. We made use of the cafe facilities. Very clean.  more »
  • Lovely place to walk dogs but when only visiting a couple of hours think should b able to pay by the hour !!!  more »
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  • Great place for mountain biking. There are plenty of trials to suit all levels. The red route is 21.5 miles. There's a cafe in the main car park, there is also cycle hire. There is an activity center that also sells refreshments.
  • The trail centre here is very good with a lot choice! Although it's a very long ride with a lot of elevation! Not for the unfit!
  • Amazing wildlife. Biking tracks are great. Walking tracks are also very good. The visitors centre is good, but nearly always busy.
  • Wonderful walks and views, but recommend keeping dogs (and children!) on a short lead on the more remote paths as there are sometimes adders basking!
  • Beautiful place and loved each time I've been.

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