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Dalby Forest

(North Yorkshire)

Near Pickering

Enjoy Hill-to-Hill zip wires with Stunning Views of the Vale of Pickering.

One of the best days out in Yorkshire: They don’t call this the Great Yorkshire Forest for nothing. Enjoy our classic Tree Top Adventure and our epic Forest Segways near York.

Our Tree Top Adventure involves fun and adventure across six sites. Each site features our award winning high ropes, crossings, tunnels, bridges and epic wind-in-your-face zip wires to finish.With hilltop-to-hilltop zip wires and a plunging valley below, it’s easy to see why our adventure at Dalby Forest is so popular. It’s simply stunning.

And the adventure does not need to stop there. You can get off the beaten track and enjoy our latest forest adventure with Go Ape Forest Segway – an epic NEW experience with a down to earth twist.

And Dalby Forest is also home to our Tree Top Junior Adventure for Tiny Tarzans. Release your little monkeys onto a Go Ape course designed for them. No one loves adventure more than kids!

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Get out and about this season

For full availability simply click on our 'Check Availability & book Now' function for the exact times and dates Dalby will be open.

Times will vary on daylight hours. Some of our adventures even open at 08:00 in the summer for those early gorillas!

Below is a snapshot of when our forest doors open.

We're open from February to November, but we close our forest doors during December and January (...it gets a little chilly and we like to maintain our adventures so they're all ready to go).

Open February Half Term (17th February - 21st February)

Weekends in March.

Open Daily Easter, Half Term and Summer Holidays.

Term Time (closed Tuesdays).

Open Daily October Half Term (27th October - 31st October).

Open November Weekends.

Course stats

Here are our Tree Top Adventure stats for Go Ape Dalby Forest.

  • Number of sections 6
  • Longest Zip Wire 250 metres
  • Longest Crossing 15 metres
  • Total Length 888 metres
  • Number of Crossings 37
  • Highest Point 35 metres (over Zip 4)


The Team at Dalby

The Address

Go Ape Dalby
Low Dalby
Thornton-le-Dale
Pickering, North Yorkshire

You can select longitude/Latitude for accurate Sat-Nav directions: Type in our co-ordinates: 54.28005930839784, -0.6874179840087891

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By car

Dalby Forest GoApe is situated just outside Pickering.

Dalby Forest can be reached from either the A169 Pickering to Whitby road (turning right at the Fox and Rabbit pub YO18 7NQ) or the A170 via Thornton Le Dale (turning left at the Buck Inn after lights). Follow the brown tourist signs for Dalby The Great Yorkshire Forest.

Be aware that the A64 Leeds to Scarborough is extremely busy during weekends and holiday periods and prone to delays so please ensure plenty of extra time is allocated for your journey.

Due to the rural nature of our location, the postcode is not accurate when using satellite navigation. Do not rely on Sat-nav directions for Dalby Forest as it WILL send you to the wrong location.

Please note that the following parking charges apply at Dalby: £7 all day. (£15 for minibuses). This is payable at the entrance to the Park.

Coaches cost £50 to park (£30 if they're pre-booked).

By train

The nearest station to Dalby is Malton (14 miles).

By bus

The Coastliner bus stops in Thornton and runs from Leeds to Whitby

Local Area

Some nearby places which may be of interest:

There's plenty of things to do in the park.

Why not explore the forest on a bike, or get your walking boots on. Whether you're on two wheels or two feet, this is a beautiful neck of the woods.

Get off the beaten track and enjoy an epic adventure with Go Ape Forest Segway.

Our friends at Gone Mountain Biking will be able to sort you out with a bike and they even offer B & B accomodation.

Or there's Pace Cycles, which is based in Dalby Forest.

And then there's our friends at Filey Fit if you want to get fit on the Great Yorkshire coast.

Please note that the following parking charges apply at Dalby: £7 all day. This is payable at the entrance to the park.

Dalby Forest is cared for by the Forestry Commission.
From trails to sustainable timber, and concerts to conservation projects, the Forestry Commission looks after forests and woodlands, for everyone to enjoy. Visit www.forestry.gov.uk to find out more.

Feedback from Dalby Forest

Take a look at what some of our tribe have said about their time in the forest. It’s always good to hear it straight from the Gorilla’s mouth (…and we’re proud to say it’s totally unedited!) And why not have a peek at what people are saying about us on Trip Advisor.

Rated 5 Bananas Katie - Tree Top Adventure, on 23 March 2015
Really fun experience ! I was nervous but the staff put me at ease ! Best day out I've been to in long time, the grounds are beautiful aswel so after your adventure you can picnic and explore !
Rated 4 Bananas Chris - Tree Top Adventure, on 23 March 2015
Took my Grandson for his 12th birthday. An hour trying to book on-line the night before, but your system kept kicking me out. Two calls 9.30am Saturday sat waiting in a menu system before finally getting through at 11.15am.I appreciate the 55 minutes training and safety but not sure I would want to go through this again if I went again this year.GoApe was brilliant when I did it 5 years ago in a team of 8 but on Saturday a group of 16 was too big as we were at the back and the hanging around was really tedious especially when we had to wait for the group in front as well. On a cold day like Saturday waiting around is no fun.Despite that Morgan gave it a 10/10 Personally I think GoApe is great and last time I gave it an 8/10. This time with all the hanging around and considering the price - £63 including £7 forestry parking is too much, so I will give it a 6/10.
Rated 5 Bananas Speight - Tree Top Junior, on 22 March 2015
Staff were so helpful and friendly. My son said "why can't everywhere be like this!"
Rated 5 Bananas Helen - Tree Top Adventure, on 22 March 2015
Ben our instructor was great! All other instructors we came across were very friendly and always happy to give advice! Had a wonderful day! It was great fun!
Rated 5 Bananas Michelle - Tree Top Junior, on 22 March 2015
Travelled down to Dalby from Sunderland for my sons birthday . My two boy age 6 and 7 had a great day and the staff were great they had all the time in the world to help us out .will defo visit again
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Gorillas 16 years +
£31
Baboons 10 - 15 years
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£25
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Forest Segway Riders Over 10 Years
Over 7 Stone
£40
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Mini Tarzans Over 1 metre Tall £18
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