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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 Dalby 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.

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.

There are picnic sites 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

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  • Disabled Access

  • Dogs Welcome

  • Parking

  • 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.

Stay Nearby with Forest Holidays

Take a short drive from Go Ape Dalby Forest and you’ll discover Forest Holidays at Keldy and Cropton. After a day of adventures in the great outdoors, enjoy sinking into your very own private outdoor hot tub, while soaking up the sights and sounds of the forest.

Forest, moor and coast are the backdrop to North Yorkshire adventures. Cabins blend seamlessly into idyllic woodland and sunlit glades with coast, countryside and moorland nearby, giving an authentic Yorkshire feel.

 

Forest Holidays cabin at Keldy
  • We had a great time at Go Ape in Dalby Forest! The course was exciting and challenging - we are a family of 5 (various ages and physical ability!!!! and everyone enjoyed it equally. We’d definitely visit again!

    Kirk

  • Great place for kids always good wherever you are!

    Carla young

  • Fantastic experience .. 3 hours of fun and adventure!!

    Ben Wells

  • A fantastic adventure for the whole family.

    Mr Lupton

  • Fab day out - fears well and truely conquered!!! We loved every second.

    Lindsey Parr

  • Well organised & fabulous friendly people running the event even though they were cold up there! Something completely different to do on a Christmassy evening - we all really enjoyed it. Thankyou for the mug of hot chocolate as well , just what we needed. 😊

    Sara Draycott