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Car-free offer: Free entry *

How to get toDalby Forestcar-free

COVID-19 advice

For the latest information on opening dates, times and arrangements please see website.  

Please follow current advice about using public transport. Cyclists welcome – plan your route here.

Step-by-step directions

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The Coastliner 840 bus from Malton to Whitby, passes close to Dalby. Get off at the Fox & Rabbit Inn, five minutes north of Thornton Dale.

  • Bus times from:
    Malton (stand 1)

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

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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 tickets

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)

Plan your door-to-door journey

Please check current advice before travelling

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)
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!