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Car Parking at Delamere

Afan forest park visitor centre and car park. South WalesThere are several car parks that can be used to access the forest at Delamere.

The forest centre and Old Pale car parks adjacent to the forest centre can get very busy at weekends so it is recommended that visitors use our other car parks where possible.

Car parks

Forest centre Car Park
Station Car Park
Old Pale Car Park
Whitefield Car Park
Barnsbridge Car Park
Brines Brow Car Park

It is essential that visitors make use of the car parks and do not obstruct traffic by parking on roadsides or in front of barriers. This is so that access is maintained for emergency vehicles and people who live on-site.

Public transport

Why not visit the forest by public transport? Delamere has a railway station, with trains running hourly between Manchester and Chester operated by Northern Rail. Travelling by train is much better for the environment and is a fantastic way to get to the Forest, with our station located a short 10 minute walk from our information centre.

We are part of the Mid Cheshire community rail partnership supported by the Mid Cheshire Rail Users Association which is responsible for championing rail travel using the Mid Cheshire line.

Discovery Pass

Save money and support Delamere Forest with an annual Discovery passes, which includes a range of other discounts and benefits. The pass can be purchased from the information centre at a cost of £30. This money is used to help support the work of the Forestry Commission and to keep the forest maintained for public enjoyment.

Cyclist Special

Discovery Pass holders can now get adult CTC Go Bicycle membership for just £15. (Standard CTC membership costs £39 per year) For more info check out www.ctc.org.uk/discoverypass

We ask that horse boxes use Whitefield car park, which has ample space to accomodate large vehicles, particularly during busy periods such as weekends and school holidays.

Car Parking charges

Forest Centre Car park

Forest Centre Car Park is adjacent to the toilets, picnic area, learning centre, cycle hire and café. It has designated spaces for visitors with disabilities and is close to the start point for all the trails.

Charges:

  • Up to 1 hour £2
  • Up to 3 hours £4
  • All day £6
  • Motorbike £2
  • Horsebox/Coach £10
  • Car & trailer £6
  • Mini-bus £6
  • Opening- 8am - 8pm (summer) 8am - 5pm (winter)

View Map of Forest Centre Car Park

Station Car park

Station Car Park is adjacent to Delamere train station with trains running between Chester and Manchester and is a 5 minute walk To our forest centre with visitor facilities. Which Has Bike hire,Cafe, toilets and picnic area. It is close to the start point for all the trails.

Charges:

  • Up to 1 hour £2
  • Up to 3 hours £4
  • All day £6
  • Motorbike £2
  • Horsebox/Coach £10
  • Car & trailer £6
  • Mini-bus £6
  • Opening -8am - 8pm (summer) 8am - 5pm (winter)

View map of Station Car Park

Old Pale Car Park

Old Pale Car Park is a short way beyond Forest Centre car Park and a 2 minute walk from the  visitor facilities. It is close to the start point for all the trails.

Charges:

  • Up to 1 hour £2
  • Up to 3 hours £4
  • All day £6
  • Motorbike £2
  • Horsebox/Coach £10
  • Car & trailer £6
  • Mini-bus £6
  • Opening- 8am - 8pm (summer) 8am - 5pm (winter)

View map of Old Pale Car Park

Whitefield Car Park

Whitefield Car Park is located off the B5152 and is the designated car parking for Go Ape, which can be located by following a short trail through the forest. It is also the most suitable car park for horse-boxes as it has ample parking space. It has picnic facilities and is close to the trails. On peak weekends there may also be catering available.

Charges:

  • Up to 1 hour £1
  • Up to 3 hours £3
  • All day £4
  • Motorbike £1
  • Horsebox/Coach £5
  • Car & trailer £4
  • Mini-bus £4
  • Opening- 8am - 8pm (summer) 8am - 5pm (winter)

View map of Whitefield Car Park

Barnsbridge Car Park

Barnsbridge Car Park is located on the Ashton Road. It is close to the trails- notably the easy access trail with accessible surfacing. It also has a picnic area, and at some peak weekends catering is available. There is also free parking spaces along the Ashton road or switchback as it is known locally.

This car park is open daily from 8am - 8pm (summer) 8am - 5pm (winter)and is free.

Opening- View map of Barnsbridge Car Park

Brines Brow Car Park

Brines Brow Car Park is located on the Ashton Road. It has a picnic area and has a small number of trails.

This car park is open daily from 8am - 8pm (summer) 8am - 5pm (winter)and is free.

View map of Brines Brow Car park

Delamere Forest Park

Contact

Delamere Office

01606 882167
delamere@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

What's of interest

Get free parking and a discount in the shop with our annual Discovery Pass