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Explore Delamere Forest Park
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.2/5)

Welcome to Delamere, 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 Closures due to Harvesting operations. Up dated 02/04/2014

Harvesting operations are on around the central part of Delamere. Most of the trails are now open, but please look for the maps in the car parks to check any route closures which may change daily. Please note Brines Brow Car park is closed due to operations work.          

Paul WellerForest Live 2014 - Paul Weller

Paul Weller will play at Delamere Forest on Friday 4th July 2014. Tickets available from the box office on 03000 680400 or online online. Tickets will not be sold locally.

Jessie JForest Live 2014 - Jessie J

Jessie J will play at Delamere Forest on Saturday 5th July 2014. Tickets available from the box office on 03000 680400 or online online. Tickets will not be sold locally.

BoyzoneForest Live 2014 - Boyzone

Boyzone will play at Delamere Forest on Sunday 6th July. Tickets available from the box office on 03000 680400 or online online. Tickets will not be sold locally.

Latest news

Harvesting operations are being carried out, all around the Blakemere area of the forest. This work will continue at least into mid February. Some path closures are in force for safety reasons. Please take a look at the maps at the forest centre, before setting off into the forest. 

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 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.

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/white-faced-darter

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

great fun had by the grandkids. always lots to do

arthur griff, 15/Mar/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

We come here every weekend with the children we love it as we don't live far away

Anonymous, 15/Feb/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

We really enjoyed the Stick Man Trail today. Something like this should be a permanent feature! Lovely cafe and fab bike shop. We'll come back in the spring and bring the bikes next time (and probably the caravan too!)

Zoe Allsop, 30/Dec/2013
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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Educational
  • Horse riding
  • Picnic
  • Walking
  • Visitor centre
  • The visitor centre staff are happy to provide detailed local information and a wide range of gifts. Open all year.
  • Viewpoint
  • From the top of Old Pale you can see as far as Liverpool Cathedral.
  • Wildlife
  • Blakemere and the diverse forest make Delamere a popular destination for ornithologists.
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Location

OS Grid ref: SJ546712
Postcode: CW8 2HZ

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