Friends of Dalby Forest

Volunteering in the Great Yorkshire Forest


David’s Seat

David Walker was one of the original committee members when the Friends of Dalby Forest were first formed. He played many roles arranging licences, insurance, finding funds for play equipment and organising events including the first forest festival. He was part of the 100 Tree project and was a member of the walking group who planned the Woodcock Way. He walked every week in the forest. When he died in August 2012, his family asked if he could be remembered in Dalby in the forest he loved. We are pleased to say that you can now find David’s Seat at the start of the Yellow walking trail, looking down onto a wonderful view to the visitor centre. Take a moment to sit and enjoy the forest when you next pass just as David did.

David Walker on the route of the Woodcock Way

David Walker on the route of the Woodcock Way

David's Seat

David’s Seat

View from David's Seat

View from David’s Seat



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Planning our Duck Dash!

We are thinking of again holding our very popular Duck Dash races in the stream near the Visitor Centre on the May Day Bank Holiday – Monday 4th May 2015 – to raise money and promote the Friends of Dalby.

However for the event to go ahead we would need to confirm sufficient volunteer numbers. Assistance is required both in and alongside the stream for the Duck Dash as well as in the Visitor Centre to sell tickets (or outside if the weather is good).

Would you please let us know by 10th March if you are available and willing to help on 4th May. We already have at least one willing volunteer for being in the water!