Welcome to the website for the picturesque villages of Lower and Upper Dunsforth

Nestled between Aldborough and Great Ouseburn, the Dunforths are home to approximately 210 people. Both are linear villages and Lower Dunforth boasts a fantastic circular walk along the River Ure click here for details.

A beautiful church which originally dates from 1861 - St Mary’s – sits between The Old Vicarage and The School House within Lower Dunsforth and Upper Dunsforth enjoys a fascinating nature reserve. Upper Dunsforth’s Carr Nature reserve includes a series of wet meadows and woodland, supporting a wide variety of wetland plants and an interesting and diverse range of insects and wildlife click here for more information.

Lower Dunsforth also benefits from a recently launched restaurant and pub, Hideaway Kitchen at The Dunsforth.

Every year the villagers and church work together to host a popular summer country fair which includes an array of stalls, dance events, pony rides and a dog competition.

A village meeting of the Parish of the Dunsforths is held on a regular basis to discuss village matters (see Parish of the Dunsforths page for agendas and minutes) and a friendly church committee is also very active within the community (see the events page for details).

A successful charity, PhysioNet, is also based in the village. It provides physiotherapy equipment to disabled children in Eastern & Central Europe and in devloping countries around the world. All equipment is donated and refurbished prior to shipment.

Calendar of Events
View our calendar to see what’s coming up...

Sun 3rd Jun, 2018
St Mary's Dunsforth

Communion service at 9:15am
Further details from the Churchwardens:
Penelope Denny  01423 322901 / penelopedenny@tiscali.co.uk
Fiona Merchie   01423 322526 / fiona.merchie@icloud.com

Wed 13th Jun, 2018
Parish Meeting and AGM

Notice is given of these two meetings to be held at The Dunsforth, Lower Dunsforth

The AGM will start at 7pm and be followed by the normal quarterly meeting.

Please send agenda items for inclusion to dunsforthvm@gmail.com no later than 5th June 2018.

Sun 17th Jun, 2018
St. Mary's Dunsforth


No service in Dunsforth - Rev Diane’s last service in the Parish will be at Boroughbridge 
Further details from the Churchwardens:
Penelope Denny  01423 322901 / penelopedenny@tiscali.co.uk
Fiona Merchie   01423 322526 / fiona.merchie@icloud.com

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