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Dalby Forest is one of Yorkshire’s most stunning spots. Home to over 8,500 acres of breathtaking views, endless walking, running and cycling trails and Gruffalo adventures, Dalby offers something for everyone!

A visit to Dalby will uncover many magical things such as The Gruffalo orienteering course, Superworm trail, some of the very best mountain biking trails and endless stunning views. Keep your eyes peeled along the way for the unique sculptures dotted throughout the forest, get the adrenaline pumping at Dalby Activity Centre or test your nerve and swing amongst the trees on the Go Ape courses.

Dalby Forest is home to an abundance of internationally important wildlife species and is also a designated Dark Sky Discovery Site, where you can experience the magic of seeing the Milky Way with the naked eye.

In under an hour from York, find yourself embarking on a bike or walking trail (all abilities; clearly marked) or enjoying an amazing adventure playground that’s suitable for all ages. The themed kids’ trails are great fun and reduce the moaning that a long walk usually brings.

Good to know – You only pay for parking, making this a brilliant value day out. Don’t miss the adventure playgrounds, but do venture beyond them as there are lots of things to do in the forest itself. Keep an eye out for special events throughout the year.



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