They say that the way to a healthy heart is plenty of excercise and a fabulous way to do that if you are near to Whitby is to Mountain Bike Ride in the Dalby Forest.
There are many options available if you don’t have a Mountain Bike of your own. If you have your own Mountain Bike there a great many different trails that you can follow, green for beginners, yellow for the medium biker and the red trails for those super fit experts. Some of the tracks are well worn and wide enough for vehicles (though not permitted) and wind around the woods and leafy glades. Purple Mountain Mountain Bike Hire is the place to go if you don’t have your own bike. For a fee they will hire a bike, and a helmet and have all age ranges catered for. Child seats, tagalongs (small children can sit in these and they are pulled along by the adults bike), tandems and child bikes. Most of the hire bikes have excellent suspension and are well-maintained.
Dalby Forest has about 50 miles of trails to follow from the easiest to the downright difficult!! If there are members of the family that do not wish to bike then there are picnic areas and barbecue areas freely available and of, course, walkers and ramblers can follow the various tracks through the forest too.
There’s something to be said for Whitby Mountain Biking because as well as helping to maintain a healthy heart there are other benefits including levels of fitness, excercise and a way of beating depression. They say a quarter of an hours biking can chase away the blues!
Certainly at this time of year an enjoyable time can be spent in Dalby Forest whether Mountainbiking or not. The forest is filled with birdsong, there are the sounds of the sheep in the fields and the other day there were calves near the track! A wide variety of wildlife indeed. If you are inclined to partake of the sport, then a well earned coffee and cake is available as well as a delicious cafe menu to tempt you at the end and a well deserved rest.