Dalby Forest

Dalby is a fantastic location with great facilities and a really friendly team. It has the full array of bike trails from green to black, and many routes off the beaten track to explore.

From Dixon’s Hollow mtb skills area and pump track to the rolling  fields of Adderstone loops, varied woodland and pine forests give you an all-round mountain biking experience. You can even test yourself on the world cross country mtb course taking in Worry Gill and Medusa’s Drop.

Cycling Provision

There is provision for all at Dalby, with specially adapted equipment and electric bikes so it has never been easier to get involved with cycling.

There is plenty to do for young people with a range of games and skills sessions, as well as qualifications if you are looking to really move forward with your mountain biking.

Our skill development courses are a great way to up-skill, whether you are a beginner looking to gain some more confidence or an experienced rider looking to hone key skills to take you on to the next level.

Dalby is ideal for our traditional education courses. Our trail and technical leader courses are perfectly suited to Dalby with the surrounding area offering a great mixture of challenging terrain to get you ready to lead groups on your own.

Education Courses available:

Mountain Bike Leader Courses
Road Courses
Maintenance Courses
MTB Skills Instructor Courses
Go MTB Leader Orientation
First Aid
CTC Trainer


There is an additional entry fee to the forest park that  we are not allowed to include in our course costs and has to be paid on arrival.

£7 per car in the summer, £4 per car in the winter.

It is possible to not pay the parking charge, by riding in to Dalby Courtyard on the road or the Ellerburn Trail for example from Thornton le Dale (approx 4 miles).  Alternatively you can purchase weekend tickets to cover several days at reduced rates.


Food and Accommodation

Food and Accommodation: 

Dalby is a non residential course venue. Food and accommodation are not included with the course.

There is however a cafe on site providing hot food and refreshments.

Sleeping Arrangements

Non Residential. Accommodation available in the area.




On site café. Variety of local pubs


4 Miles on the road from Thornton le Dale


Fee of £7 in the Summer, £4 in winter. You can ride in from Thornton Le Dale and avoid the charge. (4 miles)


Contact Information


Dalby Forest Courtyard
Low Dalby
Thornton Le Dale
YO18 7LT

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