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 The Dunsforth, visit www.thedunsforth.co.uk for more details.

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
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Wed 14th Sep, 2016
Charity 'healthy' coffee morning for The British Skin Foundation at Glebe Farm

9am - 12 noon nails, holistic massage, Raw by Ruth and much more at Glebe Farm in order to support Sue Timoney's fundraising for 'It Takes Seven' Campaign. Sue will be climbing the Yorkshire Three Peaks and Wharfedale 3 Peaks over one weekend. Everyone is welcome to the healthy coffee morning please RSVP to thetimoneys@btinternet.com 07841 054 967. 

Sun 18th Sep, 2016
Grandparents Service at Church TBC

Sun 16th Oct, 2016
Harvest Festival at Church 6.30pm

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