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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Thu 1st Mar, 2018
Parish Meeting: Planning application 18/00502/OUT

7pm at the Dunsforth
This meeting is being called in response to requests from a number of villagers to have the opportunity to discuss the planning application for 5 detached properties in Lower Dunsforth and to agree the Parish representations to be made to HBC the following week. This is the sole agenda item and I do not plan to discuss other village matters at this meeting as they will be covered at our normal quarterly meeting 3 weeks later.

Sun 18th Mar, 2018
Supper & Quiz Night

Full details here

Thu 22nd Mar, 2018
Quarterly Parish Meeting

7pm at the Dunsforth

Please send agenda items to Diana at dunsforthvm@gmail.com by 8th March. The meeting will review the draft emergency response plan along with the usual business of the Parish.

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