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(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.8/5)

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.    

Delamere Events

  

An exiting new Gruffalo Orienteering Trail is being installed in the forest and will be opening the end of May (exact date TBC). Using a basic map you will need to search for 12 markers with a Gruffalo picture. More information is on our events page.

Our Active Forest Programme will be launching our first summer holidays activity camp for 5-9yr olds.

There will be an Active Forest Taster Day on August 1st 10-2pm to sample different sports and activities.

We have added lots of events in the forest over the coming months.

Visit our events page for further information and join in. 

 

Tom Odell – Forest Live 2015Forest Live 2015 

This July, Delamere Forest will host a series of outdoor music concertsFri 3 July- Paloma Faith SOLD OUT, Sat 4 July- Tom Odell and Sun 5 July- James SOLD OUT.

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

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. Contact Claire on 07968077180 or info@delamereoutdoorfitness.co.uk

Forest Explorers

Come along to one of our fantastic forest events or learn and play in the forest with Forest Explorers. Contact Helena delamere@forest-explorers.co.uk or visit the web site www.forest-explorers.co.uk for more information.

Wildlife

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 www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk.

Cafe

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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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

Location

OS Grid ref: SJ548705
Postcode: CW8 2JD

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Contact

Delamere Office

01606 882167
delamere@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk
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