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Latest News (05/02/2016 08:49)

Due to the very wet weather the Stickman trail is closed until further notice.

Welcome to Delamere Forest, a shady oasis in the midst of the agricultural landscape of the Cheshire Plain. Delamere is a place for families to let off steam, escape the crowds and find peace in the heart of the forest.    

Forest Live concerts 2016 - Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott  Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott - Forest Live 2016

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott - renowned for songs with wit as well as a strong social conscience and gorgeous harmonies - return to Forest Live to play at Delamere Forest on Friday 1 July 2016. 

Kaiser Chiefs Forest Live concerts 2016Kaiser Chiefs - Forest Live 2016

Leeds rockers the Kaiser Chiefs, one of the UK’s most loved bands, have signed up for Forest Live. They play at Delamere Forest on Sunday 3rd July 2016. 

Simply Red - Forest Live concerts 2016Simply Red - Forest Live 2016

The definitive sound of 80s and 90s R’n’B, Simply Red have announced that they will perform at Delamere Forest on Saturday 2nd July as part of Forest Live 2016. They will be playing material from their excellent new album ‘Big Love’ as well as their greatest hits.

Stick Man winter scene.Stick Man

Join Stick Man on his quest to find his Family Tree! Follow the trail and complete fun activities as you go. Pick up an Activity Pack for £3 from Tracs Bike Shop or Linmere Café for more exciting activities.

Delamere events

We have lots of fun forest events coming up at Delamere over the next few months, including some great sporting activities for both adults and children.

Trails for everyone 

Delamere is an ideal place to go for a walk. Whether you're looking for an easy going trail for all abilities, a hike to admire the view or a bit of peace and quiet to observe the wildlife.

Amazing bike trails

Take to the tracks at Delamere and explore the forest on two wheels. New riders can enjoy the smooth sandy tracks and gentle hills, whilst more experienced riders can try the skills area and miles of XC trails.

Go Ape. UK’s No.1 Forest Adventure

Enjoy the classic or junior Go Ape experience in the trees or explore the forest on an epic all-terrain segway. Take a look and book at our Go Ape page.


Orienteering is an outdoor adventure sport that excerises both mind and body. Delamere offers a permanent orienteering course suitable for all ages and abilities. Explore the forest and develop your navigation skills. For further information visit Deeside Orienteering Club.  Maps are  available to purchase onsite from TRACS  at £1.50.

Horse riding and dog walking

Why not take your best friends along to Delamere? You will be in good company as many people head to the trees to enjoy a long walk. There are beautiful places to ride through and so many sticks to fetch!

Satellite Navigation

To arrive at the forest using Satalite navigation. Please use post code CW8 2HZ This code is not our post code for sending mail, but will get you as close as possible to our forest centre using Sat Nav.   

Delamere Outdoor Fitness  

Why not get fit and feel great? Delamere Outdoor Fitness offer bootcamps, weight loss courses, running courses, Pilates, Kettlercise, children's themed birthday parties, adult parties such as stag and hen parties and pre season training for all types of sports. For more information go to or Contact Claire on 07968077180 or

Forest Explorers

Come along to one of our fantastic forest events or learn and play in the forest with Forest Explorers. Contact Helena or visit the web site for more information.


Delamere is also a haven for wildlife including the beautiful small tortoise shell butterfly, greater spotted woodpecker, white faced darter dragonfly, green woodpecker, siskin and southern hawker dragonfly. For more information on the white faced darter check out


Refuel after your forest adventure in the cafe. Serving a wide range of freshly made hot and cold food and drinks from the finest locally sourced ingredients.

Go Ape. UK’s No.1 Forest Adventure Enjoy the classic Go Ape experience in the trees or explore the forest on an epic all-terrain segway.
Take a look and book at our Go Ape page.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Lovely days to remember everytime we visit.

Tracey Taylor, 8/Apr/2015

Thank you for your comment, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Come again soon.

Forestry Commission Response

Now that the Gruffalo trail has finished which path do you need to follow if you want to see the sculpture

Anonymous, 15/Mar/2015

If you follow the Linmere Trail, green waymakers, it will take you past the Gruffalo sculpture. Thanks

Forestry Commission Response

Will the Gruffalo be back?. I have only just heard about it. We were looking to visit over the Easter period. Devastated that we missed this.

nicola, 12/Mar/2015

The Gruffalo's Child trail has now ended. However, we do have a Gruffalo sculpture in the forest waiting for a visit.

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Last updated: 5th February 2016

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What's Here?

  • Cafe
  • Cycling
  • Cycling Hire
  • Cycle wash
  • Dog bin
  • Easy Access
  • Educational
  • Hi-Rope
  • Horse riding
  • Information
  • Litter bin
  • Ancient Monuments
  • Orienteering
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Picnic
  • Segway
  • Walking
  • Train station
  • Viewpoint
  • Toliets


OS Grid ref: SJ548705
Postcode: CW8 2JD

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0300 067 4340
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