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Dalby Forest

(North Yorkshire)

Near Pickering

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

NEW Tree Top Junior Open Now.

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.

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 www.forestry.gov.uk 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 andy - Tree Top Adventure, on 1 September 2014
great day out !!
Rated 5 Bananas Ben - Tree Top Adventure, on 1 September 2014
My Wife had previously been to Sherwood forrest Go ape with some of her Girl Freinds and had thouroughly enjoyed the day, she had been nagging (Like some wives do!) for a while trying to convince me that Go ape wasn't just a big kids climbing frame, I eventually gave up and she booked us onto the Dalby forrest course. I must say I was a little apprehensive at first thinking it was just an expensive climbing frame, but I must say it was thouroughly exhilerating from the first swing into the cargo nets and the struggle to the top and on from there down the black routes it was great fun! The only recommendation I would make is that the courses are fairly short, but I expect this is required to ensure you get the numbers around. It would be nice to see for example a climbing wall or similar to further expand the experiance.. However all in a gread few hours, well done!
Rated 5 Bananas Sarah - Tree Top Adventure, on 1 September 2014
Totally amazing! Loved that it was a little self managed adventure. My daughter of 12 thought it was the best thing ever. She took to the rules like a duck to water (or a monkey to a tree), and was perfectly happy clipping and unclipping. My whole body aches today, but it was well worth it. Will be back very soon! Thanks!
Rated 5 Bananas Daniel - Tree Top Adventure, on 1 September 2014
Great fun - especially the zip wires and the Tarzan swings, although the last one had a bit of an unexpected drop. Did the extreme bits of the course which were excellent - recommended. Bit of a backlog when we arrived so took a while to get going though but the briefing was very good and very thorough.
Rated 5 Bananas Lorraine - Tree Top Junior, on 31 August 2014
This was the first time my 9 year old daughter and my husband had been on a go ape junior course and they both loved it. She was a bit scared of the zip slide at first but then went on 5 times! They will definitely be back!
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Gorillas 18 years +
£30
Baboons 10 - 17 years
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