A grand day out in Dalby, Yorkshire’s greatest forest

Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire

The soft green light and dappled shadows of Dalby Forest hide a secret world of offbeat experiences and artisan adventures.

With picnic packed, first outing is up to the Bridestones, the naturally eroded sandstone rocks crowning the moorland above Dalby’s wooded valleys. Make your spread as gourmet as you like – the majestic boulders and sweeping views across the North York Moors are more than a match for mere sandwiches.

Back down in the forest, it’s time to get messy with papermaking artist Niki Hampson, who runs creative hands-on workshops from Pulpitations. Turn wood pulp into handmade decorative paper.

Want more? Gain a new vantage point from the Go Ape! tree top ropes course, hire a Segway, have a go at archery or check out the mountain bike trails that Dalby is renowned for.

Thirsty work? Finish the day off with a tour of the microbrewery at the friendly New Inn in nearby Cropton, whose artisan brews include Yorkshire’s first proper lager as well as a terrific range of real ales.

Content provided by North York Moors National Park

Read more Close

Refine your search:

Bridestones above Dalby's wooded valleysBridestones above Dalby's wooded valleys © RJB Photographic
Forest Segway Experience in Dalby ForestForest Segway Experience in Dalby Forest © Go Ape
Go Ape! in Dalby ForestGo Ape! in Dalby Forest © Go Ape
Staindale Lake in the middle of Dalby Forest Mountain biking in Dalby Forest © Joolz Diamond_Dalby Bike Barn
Handcrafted decorative paper by Pulpitations© Handcrafted decorative paper by Pulpitations

VisitEngland would like to invite you to take part in a short survey about our website, it should take no more than a couple of minutes.

Go to the survey

To add items to favourites …

… you need to be logged in.

If you already have an account, log in.

Or register a

Access your account

Enter your e-mail address or username.
Enter the password that accompanies your e-mail.
Forgot your password? Recover your account
Don't have an account? Register an account