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Car-free offer: Free entry *

How to get toDalby Forestcar-free

1 At a glance

Covid-19 update: Walking and cycling trails have now reopened, but other facilities remain closed. Current advice is to avoid using public transport unless essential. If you live locally, please consider walking or cycling to the forest to reduce crowding in car parks. For latest information see website.

How to get to Dalby Forest car-free:

  • Take a scenic bus ride
  • 3/4 mile walk on forest paths
  • enjoy the forest with no parking charge

2 Step-by-step

How to get to Dalby Forest car-free:

The Coastliner 840 bus (voted Britain’s most scenic bus route!) runs from York, Malton, Pickering and Whitby every two hours, passing close to Dalby. Get off at the Fox & Rabbit Inn, five minutes north of Thornton Dale.

  • Bus times from:
    Malton Bus Station (stand 1)

From the bus stop it's a pleasant 3/4 mile walk on forest tracks to the visitor centre - see map.

Open map

If you’re coming from further afield, you can take the train to York or Malton and connect with bus 840 (as above).

Train times and prices

Moorsbus M7 runs right to Dalby visitor centre from Pickering on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 5 May to 29 September 2019.

  • Bus times from:
    Pickering

About Dalby Forest

On the southern slopes of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park - just off 'Britain's most scenic bus route' - Dalby Forest is an outdoor playground for all ages and abilities.

There are 13 walking trails, 6 cycling trails and 4 running trails to choose from, as well as Go Ape Tree Top Adventures, cycle hire cafes and play areas.

  • County: North Yorkshire
  • Address: Low Dalby, Thornton-Le-Dale, Pickering YO18 7LT
  • Refreshments: Cafes on-site
  • * Car-free offer: free entry (parking charge for cars)
  • View over Dalby Forest

3 Plan your car-free journey

Reverse Route

About Dalby Forest

On the southern slopes of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park - just off 'Britain's most scenic bus route' - Dalby Forest is an outdoor playground for all ages and abilities.

There are 13 walking trails, 6 cycling trails and 4 running trails to choose from, as well as Go Ape Tree Top Adventures, cycle hire cafes and play areas.

  • County: North Yorkshire
  • Address: Low Dalby, Thornton-Le-Dale, Pickering YO18 7LT
  • Refreshments: Cafes on-site
  • * Car-free offer: free entry (parking charge for cars)
  • View over Dalby Forest
Bike routes

It’s a 12 mile hilly cycle from Malton rail station – see cyclestreets – or you can hire bikes on site.

Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount

Visit car-free in 2020!