Dalby Forest Woodcock Way Circular Walk
Dalby Forest Woodcock Way Circular Walk

Dalby Forest Woodcock Way Circular Walk

North York Moors
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Dalby Forest Woodcock Way Circular Walk

Dalby Forest Woodcock Way Circular Walk

Distance: 3.2mi
Elevation: 735ft
Time: 1.5-2h

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The Dalby Forest Woodcock Way Circular Walk is a fun, family-friendly adventure in North York Moors National Park that will expose you to a variety of terrain types. While out on the trail, you will visit a charming lake and climb uphill through a lovely forest to experience views of the moor before descending through a valley and rocky ravine. There is a £9 fee to access Dalby Forest, as it is a National Trust site.

Dalby Forest Woodcock Way Circular Walk Map

Getting there

To reach the trailhead for the Dalby Forest Woodcock Way Circular Walk from Thornton Dale, head north on Whitby Gate for 1.4mi and turn right to keep on for 0.5mi. Continue onto Dalby Forest Drive and follow it for 4.9mi, before making a sharp right along the same road. After 215ft, turn right to enter the car park.

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Backcountry Campground

No

When to do

Year-Round

Pets allowed

Yes

Family friendly

Yes

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

Moderate

Route Type

Circuit


Dalby Forest Woodcock Way Circular Walk
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Dalby Forest Woodcock Way Circular Walk Description

A beautifully scenic woodland adventure in the North York Moors, the Dalby Forest Woodcock Way Circular Walk is a great excursion that can be enjoyed by the entire family. While the route is fairly easy overall and is almost fully-surfaced, there are a few sections that can be uneven and muddy. Be sure to wear proper walking boots to better traverse the forest landscape.

Setting out from the trailhead, you will pass by the charming shores of Staindale Lake and climb uphill through the forest to the west. After enjoying the peaceful woodland atmosphere, you will reach a point with some great views of the moors. From here, you will descend through the valley and traverse a rocky ravine, enjoying the stunning views of the surrounding woodland landscape as you work your way back to the trailhead.

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