How long is the Gruffalo trail at Dalby Forest?

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How long is the Gruffalo trail at Dalby Forest?

The trail is 2km in length and the route is easy and accessible on level, surfaced ground. It is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

How much does Dalby Forest cost?

It costs £7 per car for admission (£4 after 4pm), which I am aware some people complain about – however I just consider this a contribution to the running and upkeep of such a lovely place. I would defiantly recommend to anyone who enjoys the outdoors.

Do you have to pay to enter Dalby Forest?

Dalby Forest is 2 miles northeast of Thornton le Dale, and can also be reached via the A169 Pickering to Whitby road. Look out for the brown tourist signs. Please note – admission by car to Dalby Forest is via a toll road, but it’s free for cyclists and walkers.

Is Dalby Forest playground open?

Dalby Forest is open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Is Dalby Forest good for dogs?

Yes dogs allowed in the forest. They need to be under control but can be off the lead in many areas as there are many very quiet areas if you look for them.

Do you have to book to go to Dalby Forest?

We welcome car-free visitors and offer free admission to those arriving by public transport or bike – plan your journey at Good Journey. The Moors Bus operates a weekend service to the forest between Easter and October. Other service buses are available in Thornton Le Dale to major towns and cities.

Is parking free at Dalby Forest?

Visit Dalby Forest car-free It’s a mile’s walk from the bus stop to the visitor centre. Moorsbus also runs right to the visitor centre on summer weekends. Free entry when you visit car-free (charge for cars).

Are there toilets at Dalby Forest?

Toilets are available at the Visitor Centre, Dalby Courtyard and at Staindale. A short easy access trail on a flat, even surface with extensive views from the viewpoint.

Can you pay by card at Dalby Forest?

Parking and prices We are currently operating a cash free site (card only payments). Credit cards accepted.

Can you BBQ at Dalby Forest?

We are sorry but you cannot barbecue in our forests at this time. To prevent forest fires and reduce waste, please do not bring any barbecues into our forests. You can still enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at one of our beautiful picnic areas, just bring along good food and company!

Can dogs go to Dalby Forest?

Dogs are welcome in Dalby Forest and this route makes an ideal dog walk, with plenty of space for well-behaved dogs to stretch their legs. Allow 1.5 hours.

When is Dalby Forest Festival in the summer?

Or head into the heart of Dalby Forest for Forest Live, atmospheric summer gigs featuring big names from across the music world, while we play host to a musical programme at the Inspired by… gallery, from chamber concerts to folk-roots rockers. Our popular guided walks programme resumed in June 2021.

What to do in the Dalby Forest in Pickering?

Dalby Forest has a wide range of special events throughout the year, including Forest Live music concerts, guided walks and children’s holiday activities, plus wildlife and nature events. For further information go to the events page. Access to the forest is via Pickering on the A169 Pickering to Whitby road. Look out for the brown tourist signs.

How big is the Dalby Forest in Yorkshire?

Dalby the Great Yorkshire Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors and offers over 8,000 acres of woodland to explore and enjoy, including play areas for children, barbecues for the family and plenty of waymarked cycling and walking trails for all abilities.

Where are the disabled parking bays at Dalby Forest?

16 extra-wide parking bays for disabled visitors are located in the main car park approximately 200 metres from the Courtyard complex or Visitor Centre. Car park and path to Visitor Centre are tarmac and gravel. All ability waymarked walks suitable for wheelchairs are available at set points throughout the forest.

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