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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 Erin - Tree Top Junior, on 2 August 2015
did the course with my son and his cousin who is afraid of heights she loved it and overcome ,fear and my son definitely enjoyed it great day out !!!
Rated 5 Bananas joanie - Forest Segway, on 2 August 2015
awesome amazing thanks
Rated 5 Bananas Stephen - Tree Top Junior, on 2 August 2015
Money well spent, kids loved the adventure from start to finish, safety bringing was extremely clear and understandable for the kids, everything about the hour was excellent. Next for us will be the adult tree top adventure.Thank you Go Ape for a fantastic experience
Rated 5 Bananas Julie - Tree Top Adventure, Tree Top Junior, on 2 August 2015
There were 6 of us and I had 2 children in my care. We started the tree top adventure but 10 mins in my daughter froze and we couldn't finish. However, we were then given the opportunity to do the junior version which we did and I was also refunded some of the money. Very helpful staff and accommodating and would recommend this day out to anyone. Please to say my daughter finished the junior adventure and loved it. We were at Dalby forest where the scenery is very beautiful and as well as the various adventures also had a great park for kids, plenty of space for ball games, picnics etc and bike hire with various trails to go on. The cafe is reasonable and toilets are clean. Brilliant thank you.
Rated 5 Bananas Samantha - Tree Top Adventure, on 2 August 2015
Very pleased with the whole experiance
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Gorillas 16 years +
£31
Baboons 10 - 15 years
Over 1.4m
£25
TREE TOP ADVENTURE
Forest Segway Riders Over 10 Years
Over 7 Stone
£35
FOREST SEGWAY
Mini Tarzans Over 1 metre Tall £18
TREE TOP JUNIOR

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