Dalby Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park. The southern part of the forest is divided by a number of valleys creating a “Rig and Dale” landscape whilst to the north of the forest sits on the upland plateau.

The forest offers over 8,000 acres of woodland to explore and enjoy, including play areas for children, barbecues for the family and plenty of wayland trails for all abilities.

There is a wide range of events that go on throughout the year including guided walks and children’s holiday activities, plus wildlife and nature events. There is also 55 miles of cycle trails to explore for all you hardened cyclists.

The forest is situated about fifteen to twenty miles away from Whitby Holiday Park so it is only a short distance to travel.

Once you arrive at Dalby Forest you can prepare your bikes, or hire one from the Dalby Courtyard which has high quality bikes for all ages and abilities, and then off you go.

There are miles of trails for everyone, from family routes to some of the best mountain bike routes in the country including the World Cup route. For those cyclists who like extreme thrills, there is the Bike Park at Dixon’s Hollow within the forest, where there are Green, Red and Black trails for you to enjoy.

As well as having plenty of cycle trails, Dalby Forest has plenty of trails for all you walkers and ramblers out there. There are all ability paths which loop around the Staindale lake which is hidden deep within the forest. For those who prefer a walk on level ground there is the Waitcliff Trail which starts at Bickley Gate which is ideal for those in wheelchairs who love the outdoors. Along all the trails, you will find that there are plenty of picnic benches so that you can stop for a breather or just to admire the view, all of which are easily accessible for wheelchair users. You can also hire wheelchairs and electric buggies for free!!

For all of you pet lovers that are staying at Whitby Holiday Park, don’t panic as you can take your dog along with you to enjoy the fantastic scenery and walks within the forest.

For those of you who have children there are plenty of things to keep the children entertained. There is an activity centre where the kids can try anything from paintballing to archery. Or they can visit the Enchanted Woodland where they can play in the adventure play area.

While in Dalby Forest why not visit the Visitor Centre, where you can find out more about Dalby Forest. You can learn about sustainable living and have fun with the hands on interactive displays. If picnics aren’t your thing then you will also find the restaurant here with its large indoor and outdoor seating areas with a wide range of snacks and meals available for all the family. Plus you get to have great views over the forest to enjoy whilst you eat. Everyone likes to take a souvenir home so get yourself along to the forest shop where you can buy from a wide range of gifts and books to remind you of your fun day out.

Hidden in Dalby Forest is Go Ape! Anyone can enjoy it as it is for kids of all ages, including those big kids that still feel young at heart. Go Ape is the UK’s number one Tree Top Adventure. For two to three hours you can take on zip wires, tarzan swings, rope ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings all set high up in the tree tops of the forest.

So, after a fun filled day of walking, cycling and climbing amongst the trees, you will be ready to come back to the comforts of your caravan or static holiday home here at Whitby Holiday Park for a well earned rest and a cheeky pint in the club!!!

Kayleigh and Claire

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