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Dalby

Go Ape Dalby is an adventurer’s paradise. We’ve set the thrill factor to the max with a jaw-dropping Treetop Challenge, Treetop Adventure, plus Forest Segways all located in Dlaby Forest. One of the great things about Dalby is the sense of excitement and anticipation which builds as the course unfurls before you. The Challenge course is a high one – you’ll find yourself 35 metres up in the air so bring your head for heights. Whether pushing yourself to the max or finding your young adventurer’s feet, Dalby Forest delivers.

Sundown Trees: For select dates this after-dark experience in conjunction with North York Moors Dark Skies Festival takes you on a thrilling zip wire journey through the mystery of the night. Discover more here.

Forest Segway has reopened for the 2020 season!

go ape adventures at dalby

tackle the great yorkshire forest

Dalby Forest, located in the North Yorkshire Moors, is famous for its fierce terrains and far-reaching views which draw an international crowd.

With over 8000 acres of woodland to explore – there’s something to keep everyone entertained.

There are 13 walking trails, four running trails and six cycling trails. Bring or hire bikes as there’s 55 miles of cycle routes which range from family friendly to highly technical, demanding routes.

There are two play areas to get the children blowing off steam and there’s much to be discovered in the Enchanted Wood. Look out for the living willow arches, owl carvings, a mystical fort, giant insects and a spider in the trees. The whole family can put their map reading skills to the test as they tackle the Gruffalo Orienteering route.

Pack the charcoal, with multiple BBQ and picnic sites you’re sure to enjoy some al fresco dining or grab a bite to eat and a drink in the café. Worried you won’t have time to fit it all in? Bring your tent as there are camping facilities. 

Location Overview

  • Corporate Events More info

  • School Trips More info

  • Disabled Access

  • Dogs Welcome

  • Parking

  • BBQ Area

  • Bike Hire

  • Cafe / Restaurant

  • Cycle Trails

  • Picnic Area

  • Play Area

  • Visitor Centre

  • Walking Route

  • Winter Opening

Dalby Forest, Low Dalby, Thornton Le Dale, Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

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know before you go

  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure.
  • Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels.
  • Gloves are a good idea. Either bring a pair or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.

make a day of it

  • Explore the internationally renowned mountain biking trails.
  • Let the children loose on the exciting adventure playground.
  • Sign up for a Stone Initial Carving Workshop.
  • Track down the Highway Rat on the activity trail.
  • Bring a picnic, fire up the BBQ or head over to the visitor centre café.
  • Excellent day out with children. Very well organised, staff polite and friendly and course well managed. Length of time on the course just right and value for money. Will definitely return.

    Customer

  • Fantastic day. Even the pouring rain couldn’t dampen the experience. Great team, great fun, would recommend

    Richard Lee

  • This was my first Go Ape experience at Dalby Forest in Yorkshire and I absolutely loved it! The staff were friendly and approachable. They take safety very seriously with good instruction before being allowed to enter the tree tops. There are different levels of difficulty to choose from so you can “tailor make” your own experience. We chose the more difficult routes which made for a better experience and more laughs! The zip wires through the trees were amazing and the cargo nets test your climbing skills! You have to have a certain head for heights and be physically fit enough to be able to climb. We’re planning our next trip already! We booked an early adventure which in hindsight was a good idea as we missed the large volume of people that arrived later In the morning and able to get a parking space. The visitors centre was very busy with a picnic and BBQ area outside. Overall a great day and highly recommend making a day of it. There are also bike routes and Segway adventures as well as running routes to try. The scenery is stunning.

    Tricia Staley

  • I took my 7 year old niece to Junior Ape and we had a fantastic time. The staff were brilliant, very helpful and friendly. I can highly recommend this activity.

    KAREN SMITH

  • A group of us did the high rope adventure. A thorough briefing session followed by a couple of hours of independent high roping which really is superb. We were a large group across the full age range. It was organised so the small groups went first to minimise hold ups, so after the first obstacle there was very little waiting around. It may appear quite expensive, but it is still decent value for money. Unreservedly recommended

    Peter Wilson

  • Very friendly staff

    Neil Roberts

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