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Level: Intermediate
Length: 23 mi (37 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +496/494 ft
Total: 29 riders

Mountain Biking Dalby Forest

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#2 of 91 mountain bike trails in England
#401 in the world

A long route on variable terrain of single track with sections of forest road. Technical trail features including rock gardens and north shore style. Some steep climbs and descents needing good technical ability. Experience, good bike handling skills and a high level of fitness required. The trail starts at Dixon's Hollow car park and Low Dalby.

(Taken from the Forestry Commission website: www.forestry.gov.uk)

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
Thornton-Le-Dale is the nearest town or village. OS Grid Reference: SE855878. Access is via Thornton le Dale on the A170 Helmsley to Scarborough road. Watch for brown tourist signs. Access is also possible from the north of Scarborough via minor roads through Hackness and Langdale End. (Taken from the Forestry Commission website: www.forestry.gov.uk)
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  • Josh L

    Beautiful trails, great signage, ample parking. Love this place!!

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  • *****

    It's a must, well maintained, loads of single track. Lots of technical parts, a mix of red and black route are awesome. Spectacular scenery and not to crowded. Bike park up at dixons hollow. A bit for everyone, a great day out. £7 a car, decent car park, bike hire centre (The Barn) and a visitors centre.

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  • moorhead14

    They hold World Cup Cross Country races here - enough said. One of the best courses I have ever ridden. Super well maintained by the Forestry service.* Review edited 10/17/2011

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