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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  • We (Me, my two children, 1 & 3 and the dog) went on the Gruffalo walk at Dalby - well sign posted and pushchair friendly route. My 3 year old loved looking to see who she could find next. Wellies are ...  more »
  • We visited Dalby Forest while spending a couple of days in North Yorkshire. We followed one of the well marked walks and my son enjoyed following the map and spotting butterflies. As we were on motorb...  more »
  • We have walked round Dalby forest in winter and it can be busy but visit in summer and the peacefull main trails are busier than Whitby on a Saturday afternoon. Screaming kids and shouting parents mad...  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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