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.