Dalby Forest is an amazing place to ride whether you’re a thrillseeker hitting the trails hard or bringing the family for a day out. With a choice of green, blue, red and black trails to suit all levels of fitness and proficiency, Dalby offers a fantastic day out for everyone. 
Many of Dalby’s routes feature common sections and junctions, allowing you to build your own route to fit your ability and fitness level. Try taking the Jubilee Blue Trail up the hill and looping round on the Adderstone Trail, heading down to Low Dalby back on the blue trail and the final sections of the Jerry Noddle Bike Trail for a longer combination of green, blue and red. 
As well as offering mile after mile of MTB excitement, there’s also plenty more to do at Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, GoApe, Dalby Activity Centre and more. See below for details and links. 
Dalby Forest maps, showing the trails and facilities, are available to buy from Dalby Forest Cycle Hub in Low Dalby. 

Adderstone Cycle Trail  

Grade: Green. Suitable for beginners or novice cyclists. Length: 8 miles, with a 4-mile optional extension. 
This trail is a longer route suitable for all the family with both long and short options. The Adderstone cycle trail is largely flat or gentle slopes, with some steeper but short ups and downs. It’s perfect for adult and child bikes, tag-alongs and bike trailers. This trail starts from Dixon’s Hollow car park located next to Adderstone Field. 

Ellerburn Trail  

Grade: Green. Suitable for beginners or novice cyclists. Length: 1.7 miles, with an optional 1.1-mile extension. 
The gentlest of the cycling trails at Dalby Forest, the Ellerburn Trail is a short route with an optional extension. Starting from Dalby Forest Cycle Hub, the Ellerburn Trail is a multi-user pathway for disabled cyclists, walkers, and wheelchair users. It is also a safe and accessible route for children learning to ride a bike and parents with pushchairs. 

Cycle skills area  

Grade: Orange: Bike Park for basic skills. 
This skills area is suitable for basic level riders, especially younger ones, who are building their confidence with humps, banks and small jumps. Here you can test your ability to see if you’re ready to step up from the green trails to blue and maybe even red. The cycle skills area can be found along the Ellerburn Trail (see below) from Low Dalby. For more advanced skills, see Dixon’s Hollow. 

Jubilee Blue Trail  

Grade: Blue. Suitable for intermediate cyclists or mountain bikers with basic off-road riding skills. Length: 6 miles. 
The blue trail is ideal for competent adult riders or younger riders who are ready to make the step up. Starting with a challenging climb and some fun sections in the woods with flowing berms and rollers, this route rewards the effort with amazing views across the valley to Low Dalby and fun downhills towards the end. Start from Dalby Forest Cycle Hub. 

Jerry Noddle Bike Trail  

Grade: Red. Suitable for proficient mountain bikers with good off-roading skills. Length: 7 miles. 
The Jerry Noddle Bike Trail is a fast and flowing route through the woods, which offers a fantastic experience for capable riders. This red route combines technical sections with berms, rocky features, jumps and fast-flowing downhills against the backdrop of some of Dalby’s finest scenery. The Jerry Noddle Bike Trail is great motivation to develop your skills to a higher level. Start from Dixons Hollow car park. 

Newclose Rigg Trail  

Grade: Red. Suitable for proficient mountain bikers with good off-roading skills. Length: 6 miles. 
The Newclose Rigg Trail is a tricky and challenging ride through the heart of Dalby Forest, following a fast single track through varied woodland. Expect rocky features, steep drop-offs and large rocks, with fast downhills and some fantastic flowy sections. Start at Low Dalby and when you reach post 12, follow the escape route back to Low Dalby. 

Red Route  

Grade: Red. Suitable for proficient mountain bikers with good off-roading skills. Length: 21 miles. 
The longest red route in the UK, this is a long, fast and flowing trip through the trees. Dalby’s red trail is a combination of the fast-flowing single track, technical features, challenging climbs and tricky descents. Definitely one for riders who want a solid day of mountain biking, especially with a group of mates with good levels of ability and fitness. 

Riggs and Dales Bike Trails  

Grade: Red. Suitable for proficient mountain bikers with good off-roading skills. Length: 8.5 miles. 
The Riggs and Dales Bike Trails makes for single track heaven which descends through the woods of Dalby Forest. This intense section of single track features lots of technical climbs and descents which will test all but the most competent riders. To start from Low Dalby, follow the 'Riggs and Dales' signs on the blue cycle trail. 

World Cup MTB Trail  

Grade: Black. Suitable for expert mountain bike users, used to physically demanding routes. Length: 4 miles. 
Created for the Cross-Country MTB World Cup at Dalby Forest in 2018, it may be comparatively short but this is one seriously challenging route. The technical world class course features steep climbs and challenging, purpose-built descents. The trail starts from Adderstone Field. 


As well as being a fantastic destination for mountain biking, Dalby Forest is full of activities and attractions for outdoors-loving adults, kids and families. Here’s a selection of things to do in the Great Yorkshire Forest: 
For accomodation in or very close to the forest check out High Dalby House, Dalby Forest Log Cabins, South Moor Farm, High Oaks Grange, Farfields Farm and The Black Swan in Pickering. 
GoApe: A high ropes course for adults and low ropes for kids, with Segway experiences too.  
Dalby Forest Visitor Centre: Find out more about the forest and relax in the café while the kids play in the park.  
Dalby Activity Centre: Paintballing, laser combat, archery, orienteering and more, based near Adderstone Field.  


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