Friends of Dalby Forest

Volunteering in the Great Yorkshire Forest



Hello! We are the Friends of Dalby Forest (Registered Charity Number 1125882). We are a group of volunteers who meet regularly in Dalby Forest (North Yorkshire, UK) to enhance the facilities and settings for all visitors, on a wide range of Forestry-led projects.

Dalby Forest is situated within the beautiful North York Moors National Park, managed by the Forestry England (who are responsible for protecting and promoting the sustainable management of Dalby).

Volunteer Directors – Judith Winters (Chair), Robert Howlett (Treasurer), Margy Scorer, Simon Butcher (Forestry England)

 Work tasks

Come join us on one of our regular volunteer days, bring the family and get some fresh Dalby air. The group is open to everyone. We meet in the forest every 2nd Sunday of the month, from 9am onwards, either for the whole morning or as much time as you can spare.

FoDF at the Dry Stone Wall Maze

If you planning to come for the first time, please download and fill in a VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM  Forms need to be signed so just bring them along on your first day.

New volunteers are always welcome and regular volunteers get a perk of free access to Dalby. Children are welcome on tasks but must be accompanied by an adult. We do things like clearing paths, planting and generally maintaining areas of the Forest like the play areas, the willow structures, and the forest garden. We are growing as a volunteer organisation and we are always keen to welcome new volunteers to ensure that we better represent all the varied interests of the thousands who visit the forest every year.

A gathering of Friends at the Enchanted Wood, one of our regular projects


Keep in touch with us by following us on Twitter (@DalbyFriends), by joining our Facebook group or email to be added to our email list (which we use to notify volunteers of upcoming tasks and events).

The Friends of Dalby Forest, c/o Forestry England, Outgang Road, Pickering, YO18 7EL, UK.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Pingback: Butercup-wrangling in the Forest Garden! | Friends of Dalby Forest

  2. Brilliant to hear of this initiative as local Ryedale person who is working to raise awareness on the benefits of labyrinths in our community.
    Hoping to hear from you on opportunities to engage next month after returning from an Andulucia journey involving laying labyrinths in public places.
    Peter Clark


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