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 30th Jun, 2019
Dunsforth Country Fair and Dog Show


The Dunsforth Country Fair is taking place on 30th JUNE 2019 at Matteson Farm in Lower Dunsforth.  We are fortunate to have, once again, JULIAN NORTON to judge the Dog Events.  We are also going to stage the Dunsforth ‘Bake Off’ - with 3 classes (for the under 7s, 7-11 and under 16s).
Click here for the leaflet letting you know what’s happening at this year’s Fair.
This year, we would like to see a return of the Upper Dunsforth vs Lower Dunsforth "Tug 'O War” match.  It will take place at 3.30 pm on the 30th June.  ARE THERE ANY VOLUNTEERS FROM UPPER DUNSFORTH - TO MAKE UP A TEAM OF 8 (MEN AND WOMEN)???

If you fancy getting involved, let Matthew Bean know at dunsforthcf@icloud.com or on 07713 245482


Mon 9th Sep, 2019
Installation of the New Vicar

The Revd Karen Jane Gardiner, currently serving as House for Duty Assistant Priest in Escrick, Naburn, Stillingfleet, Skipwith and Bubwith with Aughton in the Diocese of York will be licensed & installed as our new Vicar on Monday 9th September 2019 at 7pm at St Andrew’s, Aldborough with Bishop Nick officiating.

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