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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 ( 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
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.

Due to the rural nature of our locations, postcodes are not always 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.

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 to find out more.

Staying Over

Need a place to crash? Our friends below come highly recommended from the tree-tops...

Have a peek at the Stay in North Yorkshire website.

Campsites and holiday parks near Pickering

Keldy Forest Holidays

Jolly Days Luxury Camping

Ashfield Cottages

The New Inn

The Sawdon Heights Bed and Breakfast

Downe Arms Hotel

Hill Farm Holiday Cottages

or take a look at Stay in North York Moors for a few options.

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 TERRY - Tree Top Junior, on 26 November 2014
The adventure was suggested to me for my Grandson aged 9 years. We arrived in complete secrecy he not knowing anything along the way there with his friend same age. Upon arriving and seeing the activities his first word was 'Wicked'. Their faces were full of delight. We were very quickly looked after by all your staff who went through the safety procedures etc they were excellent with the boys. The 'Junior Ape ' was just right for them on their first visit and they are wanting to come back to do some more. Then we attended your café on site with good value food and eventually we had to leave. ALL of your staff were excellent, thoughtful, kind , courteous and very helpful. Thank you for helping me make his birthday (his mum is very poorly) and his dad was working, so it was left for Grandad to sort out. Thanks again, we've already started spreading the news. Terry Durham.
Rated 5 Bananas Natalie - Forest Segway, on 26 November 2014
Myself and my parent’s thoroughly enjoyed our Segway experience. The staff were professional from start to finish and made the adventure extremely enjoyable. The course itself had everything – straight fast bits, uphill, downhill, muddy bits with lots of corners! Great day out. Thank you to the Go Ape Dalby Forest team! We will be back!
Rated 5 Bananas Susan - Tree Top Adventure, on 24 November 2014
Favourite bit's for our first visit were the zip wires we filmed descent and all the hilarious landings we could not stop laughing when we played them back again and again !! Wonderful memories to keep and share your family and friends.some of our troop were a bit scared but the instructions given and safety harness made it a truly wonderful experience
Rated 5 Bananas Vanessa - Tree Top Adventure, on 24 November 2014
We took our son for his 20th birthday and we all loved it! Everyone was very friendly and it is well supervised and instructions clear and precise. Safety is their priority and made sure we all knew the rules. The adventure course is really well set out with different levels of 'extremeness' and variety. The flying foxes are awesome. We all had a great time and would thoroughly recommend anyone who wants to have a go. Have fun - we did!
Rated 5 Bananas Amy - Tree Top Adventure, on 23 November 2014
My instructor was lovely and friendly. Really thorough with all safety instructions and i had a great time at the course. All staff were helpful and polite. Great day out!
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