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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 ( 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 Angela - Forest Segway, on 30 August 2014
The route taken varied from one visit to the next, which was great. Thanks for 2 great segway experiences that boosted our family fun this summer :)
Rated 5 Bananas Andrew - Tree Top Adventure, on 30 August 2014
Well organised Well excited Well entertained Well Done.Thank You
Rated 5 Bananas richard - Tree Top Junior, on 30 August 2014
My daughter and I had a fantastic time on the junior course, all the staff where really friendly and positive. Rebecca went round the 2nd stage numirious times and was disapointed that she is not tall enough to do the full course yet. We a both looking forward to next year when she has grown a bit. I will be highly recommending it to anybody willing to listen. A great day out. Cheers.
Rated 5 Bananas Nigel - Tree Top Adventure, on 30 August 2014
Spot on, myself and my two children thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots of fun creating lots of smiling faces and laughter. It was the highlight of the holiday and we are still laughing about it. Will defo be back to do it all again. For me the zip wire traverses were the top banana and the fact that after the safety briefing, you were left alone to get on with it. For people who haven't tried it - You don't know what your missing !!!
Rated 4 Bananas Pip - Tree Top Adventure, on 30 August 2014
Loved the long zip wires across the valley. Thought it was fun to shout 'clear' at end of each run and by landings. Managed to do all of the extremes.Safety briefing could have been delivered more clearly, difficult to catch what was said.Pity it is so expensive for a family
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